1938 UCLA Bruins football
Pineapple Bowl, W 32–7 vs. Hawaii
ConferencePacific Coast Conference
1938 record7–4–1 (4–3–1 PCC)
Head coachWilliam H. Spaulding
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 PCC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 USC § 6 1 0     9 2 0
#14 California § 6 1 0     10 1 0
UCLA 4 3 1     7 4 1
Oregon State 4 3 1     5 3 1
Oregon 4 4 0     4 5 0
Washington 3 4 1     3 5 1
Idaho 2 3 1     6 3 1
Stanford 2 5 0     3 6 0
Washington State 1 7 0     2 8 0
Montana 0 1 0     5 3 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the 1938 college football season. Coached by William H. Spaulding, the Bruins finished the season with a 7–4–1 record and made their first postseason appearance in a bowl game. The Pineapple Bowl featured the Bruins playing the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors on January 2, 1939, in Honolulu. The Bruins season offense scored 217 points while the defense allowed 106 points. George Pfeiffer and Hal Hirshon served as Co-Captains of the team. Center John Ryland was selected to the PCC First-Team All Coast and drafted by the Cleveland Rams of the National Football League (NFL) in 1939. The team also featured future Baseball Hall of Famer Jackie Robinson, Hollywood actor Woody Strode, Football Hall of Famer Kenny Washington. and Bill Overlin.

Regular season[edit | edit source]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23Iowa*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 27–340,000
October 1at OregonL 12–148,000
October 8Washington
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 13–023,412
October 15at CaliforniaL 7–2040,000[1]
October 22Idaho
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 33–025,000
October 29Stanford
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 6–037,000[2]
November 5at Washington StateW 21–08,000
November 12No. 15 Wisconsin*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7–1435,000[3]
November 24at No. 14 USC
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7–4265,000
December 10Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
T 6–615,000
December 26at Honolulu Town*Honolulu, HIW 46–09,000[4]
January 2at Hawaii*W 32–718,000[5]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[6]

1938 team players in the NFL[edit | edit source]

The following player was claimed in the 1939 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
John Ryland Center 14 123 Cleveland Browns

[7]

References[edit | edit source]


Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.