1940 Boston College Eagles football team
|1940 Boston College Eagles football|
Sugar Bowl Champions
|Head coach||Frank Leahy (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||Alumni Field (c. 15,000)
Fenway Park (c. 38,805)
The 1940 Boston College Eagles represented Boston College in the 1940 college football season. Playing as an independent, the team was led by head coach Frank Leahy in his second year, and played their home games at Fenway Park and Alumni Field in Chestnut Hill and Boston, Massachusetts. They finished the season with ten wins and zero losses with a victory in the 1941 Sugar Bowl against Tennessee. This team won its first disputed national championship after being named champions by various selectors.
|September 21||Centre||Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA||W 40–0||18,000|
|September 28||at Tulane||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA||W 27–7||42,000|
|October 12||Temple||Fenway Park • Boston, MA||W 33–20||24,000|
|October 19||Idaho||#8||Fenway Park • Boston, MA||W 60–0||8,000|
|October 26||St. Anselm||#10||Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA||W 55–0||15,000|
|November 2||Manhattan||#9||Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA||W 25–0||5,000|
|November 9||Boston University||#8||Fenway Park • Boston, MA||W 21–0||15,000|
|November 16||Georgetown||#8||Fenway Park • Boston, MA||W 19–18||41,700|
|November 23||Auburn||#4||Fenway Park • Boston, MA||W 33–7||30,000|
|November 30||Holy Cross||#4||Fenway Park • Boston, MA||W 7–0||39,000|
|January 1, 1941||vs. #6 Tennessee||#4||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl)||W 19–13||73,181|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.|
- "Boston College Official Athletic Site: 1940 Football 'Team of Destiny' – National Champions". Boston College Athletics Department. Retrieved March 17, 2013.
- DeLassus, David. "Boston College Yearly Results: 1940–1944". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 17, 2013.