1939 Cornell Big Red football team

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1939 Cornell Big Red football
National champion
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 4
1939 record 8–0
Head coach Carl Snavely (4th season)
Offensive scheme Single-wing
Home stadium Schoellkopf Field
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →

The 1939 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 1939 college football season. They finished with an 8–0 record and were named national champions by Litkenhous and the Sagarin Ratings. They outscored their opponents 197 to 52.[1] After capping off a perfect season, Cornell declined a bid to the Rose Bowl so that the football players could catch up on their schoolwork.[2] The Big Red finished the season ranked #4 in the Associated Press's final poll.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 7 Syracuse* Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 19–6    
October 14 at Princeton* Palmer StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 20–7    
October 21 Penn State* No. 12 Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 47–0    
October 28 at No. 4 Ohio State* No. 7 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 23–14   49,583
November 4 Columbia* No. 3 Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 13–7    
November 11 Colgate* No. 5 Schoellkopf Field • Ithaca, NY W 14–12    
November 18 Dartmouth* No. 4 Hanover, NH W 35–6    
November 30 at Penn* No. 3 Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 26–0    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1939 Cornell University football scores and results. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 4, 2013.
  2. ^ 1939 Champions of All. Cornell Football Association. Retrieved on October 3, 2013.
  3. ^ 1939 Cornell Big Red stats. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on October 4, 2013.