|1938 Purdue Boilermakers football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1938 record||5–1–2 (3–1–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Allen Elward (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Ross–Ade Stadium|
|1938 Big Ten football standings|
|#10 Minnesota †||4||–||1||–||0||6||–||2||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1938 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1938 Big Ten Conference football season. In their second season under head coach Allen Elward, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–1–2 record, finished in a tie for second place in the Big Ten Conference with a 3–1–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 84 to 38.
|September 24||Detroit*||W 19–6|
|October 1||at Butler*||W 21–6|
|October 8||at Minnesota||L 0–7|
|October 15||at Fordham*||T 6–6|
|October 22||Wisconsin||W 13–7|
|October 29||at Iowa||T 0–0|
|November 5||at Ohio State||W 12–0|
|November 19||Indiana||W 13–6|
- "Purdue Yearly Results (1935-1939)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/purdue/1930-1934_yearly_results.php. Retrieved December 8, 2015.
- "1938 Purdue Boilermakers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/purdue/1938-schedule.html. Retrieved December 6, 2015.