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{{Infobox NCAA team season
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{{NCAATeamSeason
|Year = 1939
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| Year = 1939
|Team = Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
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| Team = Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
|Image =
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| Mode = football
|ImageSize = 200
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| Image = Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg.png
|caption =
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| Conference = Southeastern Conference
|Conference = Southeastern Conference
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| ShortConference = SEC
|ShortConference = SEC
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| Division =
|Division =
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| CoachRank =
|CoachRank =
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| APRank =
|APRank = 16
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| Record = 8-2
|BCSRank =
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| ConfRecord = 6-0
|Record = 8–2
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| HeadCoach = [[William Alexander (coach)|William Alexander]]
|ConfRecord =6–0
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| OffCoach =
|HeadCoach = [[William Alexander (coach)|William Alexander]]
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| DefCoach =
|HCYear = 20th
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| OScheme =
|OffCoach =
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| DScheme =
|DefCoach =
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| StadiumArena = [[Bobby Dodd Stadium|Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field]]
|OScheme = [[Single wing formation|Single wing]]
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| Champion =
|DScheme =
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| BowlTourney = [[1940 Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
|StadiumArena = [[Grant Field]] <br> (Capacity: 30,000)
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| BowlTourneyResult = '''W'''
|Captain =
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}}
|Champion =SEC co-champion<br>Orange Bowl champion
 
|BowlTourney = [[1940 Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
 
|BowlTourneyResult = W 21–7 vs. [[1939 Missouri Tigers football team|Missouri]]
 
}}
 
 
{{1939 SEC football standings}}
 
{{1939 SEC football standings}}
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 (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 [[1939 Tennessee Volunteers football team|Tennessee]] and [[1939 Tulane Green Wave football team|Tulane]]. They suffered two close non-conference losses: the first, a season-opening road trip loss to [[1939 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team|Notre Dame]]; and the second, a one-point loss to [[1939 Duke Blue Devils football team|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.<ref>{{cite news |title=Duke Beats Tech, 7 to 6, as Late Field Goal Attempt Fails |last=Troy |first=Jack |work=The Atlanta Constitution |date=November 5, 1939 |page=2B}}</ref> 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 [[1939 Missouri Tigers football team|Missouri]].
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==Regular season==
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{{Empty section}}
   
 
==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
{{CFB schedule
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| rankyear = 1939
 
| poll = AP
 
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 7
 
| w/l = l
 
| nonconf = y
 
| away = y
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team|Notre Dame]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Notre Dame Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Notre Dame, IN]]
 
| score = 14–17
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 14
 
| w/l = w
 
| nonconf = y
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = {{cfb link |year=1939 |team=Samford Bulldogs |title=Samford}}
 
| site_stadium = [[Grant Field]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Atlanta, GA]]
 
| score = 35–0
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 21
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Vanderbilt Commodores football team|Vanderbilt]]
 
| site_stadium = Grant Field
 
| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
 
| score = 14–6
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = October 28
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Auburn Tigers football team|Auburn]]
 
| gamename = [[Auburn&ndash;Georgia Tech football rivalry|Rivalry]]
 
| site_stadium = Grant Field
 
| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
 
| score = 7–6
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 4
 
| w/l = l
 
| nonconf = y
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Duke Blue Devils football team|Duke]]
 
| opprank = 12
 
| site_stadium = Grant Field
 
| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
 
| score = 6–7
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 11
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Kentucky Wildcats football team|Kentucky]]
 
| opprank = 18
 
| site_stadium = Grant Field
 
| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
 
| score = 13–6
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 18
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Alabama Crimson Tide football team|Alabama]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Legion Field]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Birmingham, AL]]
 
| score = 6–0
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = November 25
 
| w/l = w
 
| away = y
 
| rank = 19
 
| opponent = [[1939 Florida Gators football team|Florida]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Florida Field]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Gainesville, FL]]
 
| score = 21–7
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = December 2
 
| w/l = w
 
| rank =
 
| opponent = [[1939 Georgia Bulldogs football team|Georgia]]
 
| gamename = [[Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate]]
 
| site_stadium = Grant Field
 
| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
 
| score = 13–0
 
}}
 
|{{CFB schedule entry
 
| date = {{tooltip|January 1|Monday}}
 
| w/l = w
 
| nonconf = y
 
| neutral = y
 
| rank = 16
 
| opponent = [[1939 Missouri Tigers football team|Missouri]]
 
| opprank = 6
 
| gamename = [[1940 Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
 
| site_stadium = [[Burdine Stadium]]
 
| site_cityst = [[Miami, FL]]
 
| score = 21–7
 
}}
 
}}
 
Source: <ref>{{cite web|url=https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1939-schedule.html|title=1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results}}</ref>
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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{{Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football navbox}}
 
{{Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football navbox}}
{{Southeastern Conference football champions}}
 
 
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{{GeorgiaUS-sport-team-stub}}
 
   
[[Category:1939 Southeastern Conference football season|Georgia Tech]]
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[[Category:1939 Southeast Conference football season]]
 
[[Category:Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football seasons]]
 
[[Category:Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football seasons]]
[[Category:Southeastern Conference football champion seasons]]
 
[[Category:Orange Bowl champion seasons]]
 
[[Category:1939 in sports in Georgia (U.S. state)|Georgia Tech]]
 
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