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1939 Clemson Tigers football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 12
1939 record9–1 (4–0 SoCon)
Head coachJess Neely
CaptainJoe Payne
Home stadiumRiggs Field
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Duke 5 0 0     8 1 0
Clemson 4 0 0     9 1 0
North Carolina 5 1 0     8 1 1
VMI 3 1 1     6 3 1
Richmond 3 1 1     7 1 2
Furman 3 3 0     5 4 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     7 3 0
William & Mary 1 1 1     6 2 1
NC State 2 4 0     2 8 0
Washington & Lee 1 2 0     3 4 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 6 1
Virginia Tech 1 4 1     4 5 1
Davidson 1 7 0     2 7 0
Maryland 0 1 0     2 7 0
The Citadel 0 4 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Clemson participated in its first bowl game, beating Boston College in the 1940 Cotton Bowl Classic.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23* Presbyterian Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 18–0
September 30* at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 6–7
October 7 vs. NC State Charlotte, NC (Textile Bowl) W 25–6
October 19 at South Carolina Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 27–0
October 28* at Navy Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 15–7
November 3* at George Washington Washington, D. C. W 13–6
November 11 Wake Forest Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC W 20–7
November 18* at Southwestern Presbyterian #16 Memphis, TN W 21–6
November 25 at Furman #15 Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 10–7
January 1* vs. #11 Boston College #12 Cotton BowlDallas Texas (Cotton Bowl Classic) W 6–3
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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