1938 Mississippi State Maroons football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–6 (1–4 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 20,000)
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 Mississippi State Maroons football team represented Mississippi State College during the 1938 college football season. Spike Nelson took over as head coach after the sudden resignation of Ralph Sasse. Nelson instituted new cardinal and gold uniforms, rather than the traditional maroon and white, upsetting fans and alumni.[1] Nelson also proved unpopular with players and was not retained after the season.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 24Howard (AL)*W 19–0[3]
October 1Florida
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 22–0
October 8Louisiana Tech*
  • Scott Field
  • Starkville, MS
W 48–08,000[4]
October 14at AuburnL 6–20
October 21at Duquesne*W 12–7
October 29at TulaneL 0–2720,000[5]
November 5at LSUL 7–32
November 12vs. Centenary*
L 0–195,000[6]
November 19at Southwestern Presbyterian*Memphis, TNL 3–7
November 26Ole Miss
L 6–19
  • *Non-conference game

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References

  1. ^ "Mississippi State Traditions". HailState.com.
  2. ^ Michael B. Ballard, Maroon and White: Mississippi State University, 1878–2003, University Press of Mississippi, 2008, ISBN 1-57806-999-8.
  3. ^ "State waits until third period to run over Howard". The Clarion-Ledger. September 25, 1938. Retrieved August 24, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Mississippi State crushes game Louisiana Tech, 48–0". Monroe Morning World. October 9, 1938. Retrieved July 13, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Tulane licks Miss. State by 27–0 margin". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 30, 1938. Retrieved April 10, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Gents gain upset". The Clarion-Ledger. November 13, 1938. Retrieved July 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015