1938

1938

Auburn 6
Michigan State 0

January 1, 1938 – Orange Bowl Stadium
 
Auburn Squeaks by Spartans
In the lowest scoring game in Orange Bowl history, Auburn won 6-0 while Michigan State’s offense sputtered the entire day.
 
Not until the fourth quarter did the Spartans make a first down and they totaled only two for the game—to go along with 57 yards of total offense. Although the Auburn offense seemed to move at will, it could score only once—and then missed the extra point.
 
Ralph O’Gwynne set up his two-yard touchdown run with a 45-yard pass from George Kenmore in the second quarter. He was run out of bounds at the Spartan five. After three attempts which netted two yards, O’Gwynne’s fourth-down skirt over the left side proved the difference.
 
The Tigers participated in the Orange Bowl after the Southeastern Conference officials voted, 7-6, lifting a ban which forbade SEC teams from playing postseason games in bowls other than the Rose and Sugar Bowls.
 
A sellout crowd of nearly 19,000 attended the game at Miami's brand-new $360,000 Orange Bowl Stadium.
 

  AUB MICH. ST.
First Downs 13 2
Rushing Attempts - -
Rushing Yards 197 40
Passes Attempted 10 12
Passes Completed 4 2
Had Intercepted 2 3
Passing Yards 81 25
Total Offense 278 65
Punts/Avg. 10/33.7 12/25.2
Fumbles/Lost  0/0 0/0
Penalties/Yards -/50 -/35

 

SCORE BY QUARTERS            
Auburn 0 6 0 0 - 6
Michigan State 0 0 0 0 - 0
 

SCORING SUMMARY
AUB: O’Gwynne 2-yard run (kick failed)
 
Auburn Head Coach: Jack Meagher
Michigan State Head Coach: Charlie Bachman

 

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