1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
SEC co-champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 21–7 vs. Missouri
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 16
1939 record 8–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach William Alexander (20th season)
Offensive scheme Single wing
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Tennessee + 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 16 Georgia Tech + 6 0 0     8 2 0
No. 5 Tulane + 5 0 0     8 1 1
Mississippi State 3 2 0     8 2 0
Ole Miss 2 2 0     7 2 0
Kentucky 2 2 1     6 2 1
Auburn 3 3 1     5 5 1
Alabama 2 3 1     5 3 1
Georgia 1 3 0     5 6 0
LSU 1 5 0     4 5 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 7 1
Florida 0 3 1     5 5 1
Sewanee 0 3 0     3 5 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1939 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 20th-year head coach William Alexander and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta, Georgia.

Georgia Tech finished undefeated in Southeastern Conference play, claiming a share of the conference title with Tennessee and Tulane. They suffered two close non-conference losses: the first, a season-opening road trip loss to Notre Dame; and the second, a one-point loss to Duke at home, in which Georgia Tech missed the would-be tying point-after attempt in the second quarter and missed the winning field goal in the final minute of the game.[1] The Yellow Jackets finished ranked in the final AP Poll for the first time, and were invited to their second ever bowl game, the 1940 Orange Bowl, where they defeated Missouri.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
October 7 at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN L 14–17  
October 14 Samford* Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 35–0  
October 21 Vanderbilt Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 14–6  
October 28 Auburn Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Rivalry) W 7–6  
November 4 No. 12 Duke* Grant Field • Atlanta, GA L 6–7  
November 11 No. 18 Kentucky Grant Field • Atlanta, GA W 13–6  
November 18 at Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 6–0  
November 25 at Florida No. 19 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 21–7  
December 2 Georgia Grant Field • Atlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 13–0  
January 1 vs. No. 6 Missouri* No. 16 Burdine StadiumMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 21–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source: [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Troy, Jack (November 5, 1939). "Duke Beats Tech, 7 to 6, as Late Field Goal Attempt Fails". The Atlanta Constitution. p. 2B. 
  2. ^ "1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results".