1938 Villanova Wildcats football
APNo. 18
1938 record8–0–1
Head coachClipper Smith (3rd season)
Home stadiumVillanova Stadium
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Template:1938 college football independents records The 1938 Villanova Wildcats football team represented Villanova College during the 1938 college football season. The Wildcats were led by third-year head coach Maurice J. "Clipper" Smith and played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For the second year in a row, Villanova ended the season undefeated with a record of 8–0–1, and were ranked 18th in the final AP Poll.[1]


October 1[[{{{school}}}|American International]]W 59–0
October 8at [[{{{school}}}|Muhlenberg]]
W 25–7
October 15CentreW 35–6
October 23DetroitNo. 20
  • Shibe Park
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 13–6
October 28at South CarolinaNo. 15
T 6–6
November 5Auburn
  • Shibe Park
  • Philadelphia, PA
W 25–12
November 12at TempleNo. 19
W 20–7
November 19at Boston UniversityNo. 15W 39–6
November 24at ManhattanNo. 16W 20–0
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game



  1. "1938 Final AP Football Poll". College Poll Archive. http://collegepollarchive.com/football/ap/seasons.cfm?seasonid=1938.
  2. "Villanova Victor, 25-7". New York Times: p. 82. October 9, 1938.
  3. "South Carolina Holds Villanova to 6 to 6". Daily Boston Globe: p. 5. October 29, 1938.
  4. Hurwitz, Hy (November 20, 1938). "Unbeaten Villanova Tramples Boston U., 39-6--Irish Sub's Score and Goal Tops Northwestern 9-7". Daily Boston Globe: p. B27.
  5. "1938 Villanova Wildcats Schedule and Results". Sports-Reference.com. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/villanova/1938-schedule.html.
  6. "Villanova Yearly Results". CFB Data Warehouse. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/v/villanova/1935-1939_yearly_results.php.
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