Michigan State vs West Virginia
October 15, 1938 at Old Mountaineer Field, Morgantown, WV

Michigan State
West Virginia
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals4314338101102.3
Johnny Pingel14680681 4.9
Paul Derrickson4120120 3.0
John Budinski615690 1.5
Steve Szasz310190 3.0
Gerald Drake715780 1.1
Usif Haney11010 1.0
Walter Nelson31213-10 -0.3
Edward Pearce297-20 -1.0
Eugene Ciolek314-30 -1.0
RushingNo.GainLossNetTDLongAvg.
Totals38962175002.0
Harry Clarke9250250 2.8
Sam Audia9277200 2.2
John Carliss3160160 5.3
Glennis Ellis1013670 0.7
Bob White15050 5.0
Sam Pinion510820 0.4
Tom Davies10000 0.0
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals69283000
Johnny Pingel582750  
Gerald Drake11080  
PassingCompAttIntYdsTDLongSacked
Totals222522000
Sam Audia1111130  
Sam Pinion12190  
Bob White04100  
John Carliss02000  
Harry Clarke01100  
Glennis Ellis01000  
Charley Seabright01100  
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals6830013.8
Walter Nelson3630 21.0
Leslie Bruckner1130 13.0
John Budinski180 8.0
Steve Szasz1-10 -1.0
ReceivingNo.YdsTDLongAvg.
Totals2220011.0
Tony Rapaswick1130 13.0
Robert Mellace190 9.0
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals1042742.70
Johnny Pingel627045.0 
Eugene Ciolek312642.0 
Gerald Drake13131.0 
PuntingNo.YdsAvgLong
Totals1238732.30
John Carliss930934.3 
Charley Hockenberry14242.0 
Bob White13636.0 
TEAM100.0 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals424000061820
Allen Diebold210       
Leslie Bruckner112       
Donald Rossi12       
David Diehl      171 
Edward Pearce      166 
Johnny Pingel      15 
Eugene Ciolek      140 
Gerald Drake      10 
TEAM      10 
ReturnsPRYdsLongKRYdsLongIntYdsLong
Totals3270515202100
Harry Clarke220 289    
Glennis Ellis17       
Sam Audia   122    
John Carliss   124    
Charley Seabright   117    
Bill Jennings      10 
Tony Rapaswick      110 
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals10183024182390
Johnny Pingel68   573
David Diehl    7171
Edward Pearce-2   6664
Walter Nelson-163   62
Eugene Ciolek-3   4037
Leslie Bruckner 13 12 25
John Budinski98   17
Paul Derrickson12    12
Allen Diebold   10 10
Gerald Drake8   08
Steve Szasz9-1   8
Donald Rossi   2 2
Usif Haney1    1
All-PurposeRushRecKRPRIRTotal
Totals75221522710286
Harry Clarke25 8920 134
Sam Audia20 22  42
John Carliss16 24  40
Tony Rapaswick 13  1023
Charley Seabright  17  17
Glennis Ellis7  7 14
Robert Mellace 9   9
Bob White5    5
Sam Pinion2    2
 West VirginiaMichigan State
First Downs58
 Rushing37
 Passing21
 Penalty00
NET YARDS RUSHING75105
 Rushing Attempts3843
 Average Per Rush2.02.4
 Rushing Touchdowns01
 Yards Gained Rushing96143
 Yards Lost Rushing2138
NET YARDS PASSING2283
 Completions-Attempts-Int2-22-66-9-2
 Average Per Attempt1.09.2
 Average Per Completion11.013.8
 Passing Touchdowns00
TOTAL OFFENSE YARDS97188
 Total Offense Plays6052
 Average Gain Per Play1.63.6
Fumbles: Number-Lost3-16-3
Penalties: Number-Yards0-05-40
PUNTS-YARDS12-38710-427
 Average Yards Per Punt32.342.7
Punt Returns: Number-Yards-TD3-27-04-24-1
 Average Per Return9.06.0
Kickoff Returns: Number-Yards-TD5-152-00-0-0
 Average Per Return30.40.0
Interceptions: Number-Yards-TD2-10-06-182-2
Fumble Returns: Number-Yards-TD0-0-00-0-0
Miscellaneous Yards  
Possession Time  
Third Down Conversions of of
Fourth Down Conversions of of
Red Zone Scores-Chances--
Sacks By: Number-Yards--
Michigan State
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 0000618200
 David Diehl          171  
 Edward Pearce          166  
 Johnny Pingel          15  
Eugene Ciolek          140  
Gerald Drake          10  
 TEAM          10  
West Virginia
#NameSoloAstTotalSacksYdsTFLYdsFFFRYdsIntYdsBrUpBlks
 Totals000 0 000021000
26Bill Jennings          10  
43Tony Rapaswick          110  
Scoring Summary
QtrTimeScoring PlayScore
2 MSU - David Diehl 0 yd punt return TD (Kick by Leslie Bruckner Good)7-0
3 MSU - Johnny Pingel 1 yd rush TD (Kick by Leslie Bruckner Good)14-0
4 MSU - David Diehl 71 yd interception return TD20-0
4 MSU - Edward Pearce 66 yd interception return TD26-0
Attendance: 9,000
Score By Quarter
Team1234Total
Michigan State7071226
West Virginia00000
Officials: J.K. Thomas (Field Judge), Dan Daugherty (Head Linesman), Hol Slutz (Referee), Russell Goodwin (Umpire)
Michigan State
PosOffense
LEDavid Diehl
LTGeorge Gargett
LGPaul Griffeth
CRonald Alling
REMichael Kinek
RGMyron Masny
RTErnest Bremer
QBLeslie Bruckner
FBUsif Haney
RHSteve Szasz
LHJohnny Pingel
West Virginia
PosOffense
LERichard Dolly
LTAlbert Baisi
LGAlex Atty
CBill Jennings
RECharles Eller
RGMurino DeAngelis
RTDouglas Foley
QBTony Rapaswick
FBSam Audia
RHJohn Carliss
LHHarry Clarke
Edward Pearce, Jack Amon, Edward Abdo, Thomas McShannock, Kohndinski, Debolt, Eugene Ciolek, George Kovacich, Gerald Drake, John Budinski, Allen Diebold, Darwin Dudley, Paul Rockenbach, Malecky, William Batchelor, Bruce Blackburn, Stanley McRae, Paul Derrickson, Walter Nelson, Ralph Bennett, Alexander Ketzko, Fred Galda, Handler, Donald Rossi
10-Robert Mellace, 11-Sam Pinion, 13-Michael Gussie, 14-John Rockis, 17-Joe Czajka, 18-Glennis Ellis, 19-Charley Hockenberry, 27-Sam Mandich, 29-Walt Pike, 30-Jess Richardson, 31-John Shonk, 32-Charley Seabright, 37-Joe Cestaric, 38-Tom Davies, 41-Harold Lorenz, 44-Bob White, 49-Ed Sherwood