1940 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team

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1940 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football
Conference Independent
1940 record 2-7
Head coach John W. Patrick (7th season)
Captain Ernie Sheffield
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 Oglethorpe Stormy Petrels football team represented Oglethorpe University in the sport of American football during the 1940 college football season. This was the last large team from Oglethorpe before the War drafted so many students. Despite doing poorly, they had a strong schedule for an independent team. Practices were conducted at the North Fulton High School's field.


Date Opponent Site Result
September 27 at  Georgia* Ponce de Leon Park • Atlanta, GA L 53-0   25,000
October 4 at  Troy State Hermance Stadium • Atlanta, GA L 0-3  
October 30 at  Wofford Hermance Stadium • Atlanta, GA L 26-14  
October at  Alabama State Teachers College* Montgomery, AL W 20-7  
October 25 at The Citadel Charleston, SC L 25-0  
November 2 at Newberrydagger Hermance Stadium • Atlanta, GA L 28-7  
November 8 at Tampa Hermance Stadium • Atlanta, GA L 52-0  
November 22 at Erskine Hermance Stadium • Atlanta, GA W 28-7   5,000
November 29 at Presbyterian Hermance Stadium • Atlanta, GA L 20-0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.