1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
AP No. 15
1939 record 6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt (6th year)
MVP Steve Andrako
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 1939 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record and outscored foes 189–64. Head coach Francis Schmidt's team won a Big Ten Conference title for the second time in his 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* No. 10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 19–0   58,165
October 14 Northwestern No. 10 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 13–0   55,622
October 21 at Minnesota No. 10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 23–20   55,000
October 28 No. 7 Cornell* No. 4 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 14–23   49,583
November 4 Indiana No. 14 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 24–0   40,873
November 11 at Chicago No. 9 Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 61–0   2,500
November 18 Illinois No. 8 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) W 21–0   46,643
November 25 at Michigan No. 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

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