1938 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1938 record4–6–1 (2–2–1 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainFrank Koscis
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 22,000)[1]
Uniform
Seasons
← 1937
1939 →
1938 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee $ 7 0 0 11 0 0
No. 13 Alabama 4 1 1 7 1 1
No. 19 Tulane 4 1 1 7 2 1
Ole Miss 3 2 0 9 2 0
Georgia Tech 2 1 3 3 4 3
Vanderbilt 4 3 0 6 3 0
Florida 2 2 1 4 6 1
Auburn 3 3 1 4 5 1
Georgia 1 2 1 5 4 1
LSU 2 4 0 6 4 0
Mississippi State 1 4 0 4 6 0
Kentucky 0 4 0 2 7 0
Sewanee 0 6 0 1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1938 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1938 college football season. The season was Josh Cody's third as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. The highlights of the season included a 21–7 Homecoming win over the Maryland Terrapins and a hard-fought 9–7 conference victory over the Auburn Tigers in Jacksonville, Florida, and the first-time meeting with the future in-state rival Miami Hurricanes. The season also included a 14–16 upset loss to the Stetson Hatters in Gainesville. Cody's 1938 Florida Gators finished 4–6–1 overall and 2–2–1 in the Southeastern Conference (SEC), placing seventh of thirteen SEC teams in the conference standings—Cody's best finish in the SEC.[2]

The season ended with a 20–12 loss to Temple, Pop Warner's last victory.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Stetson*L 14–16
October 1at Mississippi StateL 0–22
October 8Sewanee
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 10–6[3]
October 15Miami (FL)*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
L 7–19
October 22at Tampa*W 33–0
October 29at Boston College*L 0–337,732
November 5vs. GeorgiaL 6–19
November 12Maryland*dagger
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 21–7
November 19at Georgia TechT 0–0
November 26vs. Auburn
  • Fairfield Stadium
  • Jacksonville, FL (rivalry)
W 9–7
December 31Temple*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
L 12–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

[2]

References

  1. ^ University of Florida Sports Information Department. "Florida 2006 Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Gators eke out 10–6 win over Sewanee". The Tampa Tribune. October 9, 1938. Retrieved August 16, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.