1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP #15
1939 record 6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
« 1938 1940 »
1939 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
#9 Iowa 4 1 1     6 1 1
#20 Michigan 3 2 0     6 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2     3 3 2
Northwestern 3 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 3 3 0     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 1     3 4 1
Indiana 2 3 0     2 4 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1     1 6 1
Chicago 0 3 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1939-1940. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record and outscored foes 189–64. Coach Francis Schmidt fell to hated Michigan for a second straight time, but won a Big Ten title for the second time in his head coaching tenure at Ohio State. He was released as coach of Ohio State a year later.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 7 Missouri* #10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 19–0   58,165
October 14 Northwestern #10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 13–0   55,622
October 21 at Minnesota #10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 23–20   55,000
October 28 #7 Cornell* #4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 14–23   49,583
November 4 Indiana #14 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 24–0   40,873
November 11 at Chicago #9 Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 61–0   2,500
November 18 Illinois #8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 21–0   46,643
November 25 at Michigan #6 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) L 14–21   80,227
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staff[edit]

1940 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Esco Sarkkinen 5 39 End Green Bay Packers
Frank Zadworney 8 64 Halfback Brooklyn Dodgers
Steve Andrako 17 158 Center Washington Redskins

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data