1939 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1939 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Six Conference
1939 record 2–6 (1–4 Big 6)
Head coach Gwinn Henry (1st season)
Captain Milt Sullivant
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Big 6 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Missouri $ 5 0 0     8 2 0
No. 18 Nebraska 4 1 0     7 1 1
No. 19 Oklahoma 3 2 0     6 2 1
Kansas 1 4 0     2 6 0
Iowa State 1 4 0     2 7 0
Kansas State 1 4 0     4 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Six Conference during the 1939 college football season. In their first season under head coach Gwinn Henry, the Jayhawks compiled a 2–6 record (1–4 against conference opponents), tied for fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 107 to 47.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Ed Hall with 189 rushing yards, Ralph Miller with 261 passing yards, Jake Fry with 137 receiving yards, and Fry and Milt Sullivant with 12 points scored each.[3] Sullivant was the team captain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1939 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 183.
  3. ^ 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, pp. 127-138.