1939 Clemson Tigers football team

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1939 Clemson Tigers football
Cotton Bowl champion
Conference Southern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 12
1939 record 9–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jess Neely (9th year)
Captain Joe Payne
Home stadium Riggs Field
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Duke $ 5 0 0     8 1 0
#12 Clemson 4 0 0     9 1 0
North Carolina 5 1 0     8 1 1
VMI 3 1 1     6 3 1
Richmond 3 1 1     7 1 2
Furman 3 3 0     5 4 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     7 3 0
William & Mary 1 1 1     6 2 1
NC State 2 4 0     2 8 0
Washington and Lee 1 2 0     3 4 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 6 1
VPI 1 4 1     4 5 1
Davidson 1 7 0     2 7 0
Maryland 0 1 0     2 7 0
The Citadel 0 4 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson College during the 1939 college football season. Clemson participated in its first bowl game, beating Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23* Presbyterian Riggs FieldClemson, SC W 18–0
September 30* at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 6–7
October 7 vs. NC State Charlotte, NC (Textile Bowl) W 25–6
October 19 at South Carolina Columbia Municipal StadiumColumbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 27–0
October 28* at Navy Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 15–7
November 3* at George Washington Washington, D. C. W 13–6
November 11 Wake Forest Riggs Field • Clemson, SC W 20–7
November 18* at Southwestern Presbyterian #16 Memphis, TN W 21–6
November 25 at Furman #15 Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 10–7
January 1, 1940* vs. #11 Boston College #12 Cotton BowlDallas Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 6–3
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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