1939 Boston College Eagles football team

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1939 Boston College Eagles football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 11
1939 record9–2
Head coachFrank Leahy (1st season)
CaptainErnie Schwotzer
Home stadiumAlumni Field & Fenway Park
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 NCAA independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Hardin–Simmons         7 1 1
Penn State         5 1 2
No. 11 Boston College         9 2 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         7 2 0
No. 17 Fordham         6 2 0
Villanova         6 2 0
Pittsburgh         5 4 0
Army         3 4 2
Navy         3 5 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College during the 1939 college football season.[1] The Eagles were led by first-year head coach Frank Leahy and played their home games at Alumni Field in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Fenway Park in Boston. The team finished the regular season with a 9–1 record, and the Eagles were ranked in the final AP Poll for the first time in school history, at 11th. They were invited to the school's first bowl game, the 1940 Cotton Bowl, where they were defeated by Clemson.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 30Lebanon ValleyW 45–016,000
October 6at Saint Joseph's
  • Alumni Field
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 20–622,685
October 12FloridaL 0–718,000
October 21Temple
  • Fenway Park
  • Boston, MA
W 19–013,300
October 28St. Anselm
  • Alumni Field
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
W 28–0
November 4Auburn
  • Fenway Park
  • Boston, MA
W 13–714,000
November 11at DetroitW 20–1310,342
November 18Boston University
W 19–013,000
November 25Kansas State
  • Fenway Park
  • Boston, MA
W 38–711,000
December 2No. 10 Holy Cross
W 14–040,432
January 1, 1940vs. No. 12 ClemsonNo. 11L 3–620,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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