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{{Infobox NCAA team season
| Year = 1939
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|Year = 1939
| Team = Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
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|Team = Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
| Mode = football
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|Image =
| Image = Georgia Tech Outline Interlocking logo.svg.png
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|ImageSize = 200
| Conference = Southeastern Conference
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|caption =
| ShortConference = SEC
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|Conference = Southeastern Conference
| Division =
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|ShortConference = SEC
| CoachRank =
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|Division =
| APRank =
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|CoachRank =
| Record = 8-2
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|APRank = 16
| ConfRecord = 6-0
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|BCSRank =
| HeadCoach = [[William Alexander (coach)|William Alexander]]
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|Record = 8–2
| OffCoach =
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|ConfRecord =6–0
| DefCoach =
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|HeadCoach = [[William Alexander (coach)|William Alexander]]
| OScheme =
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|HCYear = 20th
| DScheme =
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|OffCoach =
| StadiumArena = [[Bobby Dodd Stadium|Bobby Dodd Stadium at Historic Grant Field]]
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|DefCoach =
| Champion =
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|OScheme = [[Single wing formation|Single wing]]
| BowlTourney = [[1940 Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
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|DScheme =
| BowlTourneyResult = '''W'''
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|StadiumArena = [[Grant Field]] <br> (Capacity: 30,000)
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|Captain =
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|Champion =SEC co-champion<br>Orange Bowl champion
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|BowlTourney = [[1940 Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
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|BowlTourneyResult = W 21–7 vs. [[1939 Missouri Tigers football team|Missouri]]
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}}
 
{{1939 SEC football standings}}
 
{{1939 SEC football standings}}
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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]].
   
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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]].
 
==Regular season==
 
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==Schedule==
 
==Schedule==
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| rankyear = 1939
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| poll = AP
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 7
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| w/l = l
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| nonconf = y
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| away = y
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team|Notre Dame]]
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| site_stadium = [[Notre Dame Stadium]]
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| site_cityst = [[Notre Dame, IN]]
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| score = 14–17
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 14
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| w/l = w
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| nonconf = y
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| rank =
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| opponent = {{cfb link |year=1939 |team=Samford Bulldogs |title=Samford}}
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| site_stadium = [[Grant Field]]
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| site_cityst = [[Atlanta, GA]]
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| score = 35–0
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 21
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| w/l = w
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Vanderbilt Commodores football team|Vanderbilt]]
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| site_stadium = Grant Field
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| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
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| score = 14–6
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = October 28
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| w/l = w
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Auburn Tigers football team|Auburn]]
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| gamename = [[Auburn&ndash;Georgia Tech football rivalry|Rivalry]]
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| site_stadium = Grant Field
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| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
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| score = 7–6
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 4
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| w/l = l
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| nonconf = y
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Duke Blue Devils football team|Duke]]
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| opprank = 12
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| site_stadium = Grant Field
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| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
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| score = 6–7
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 11
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| w/l = w
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Kentucky Wildcats football team|Kentucky]]
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| opprank = 18
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| site_stadium = Grant Field
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| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
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| score = 13–6
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 18
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| w/l = w
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| away = y
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Alabama Crimson Tide football team|Alabama]]
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| site_stadium = [[Legion Field]]
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| site_cityst = [[Birmingham, AL]]
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| score = 6–0
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = November 25
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| w/l = w
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| away = y
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| rank = 19
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| opponent = [[1939 Florida Gators football team|Florida]]
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| site_stadium = [[Florida Field]]
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| site_cityst = [[Gainesville, FL]]
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| score = 21–7
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = December 2
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| w/l = w
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| rank =
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| opponent = [[1939 Georgia Bulldogs football team|Georgia]]
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| gamename = [[Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate]]
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| site_stadium = Grant Field
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| site_cityst = Atlanta, GA
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| score = 13–0
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}}
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|{{CFB schedule entry
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| date = {{tooltip|January 1|Monday}}
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| w/l = w
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| nonconf = y
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| neutral = y
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| rank = 16
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| opponent = [[1939 Missouri Tigers football team|Missouri]]
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| opprank = 6
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| gamename = [[1940 Orange Bowl|Orange Bowl]]
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| site_stadium = [[Burdine Stadium]]
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| site_cityst = [[Miami, FL]]
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| score = 21–7
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}}
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}}
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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>
   
 
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1939 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
SEC co-champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 21–7 vs. Missouri
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1939 record8–2 (6–0 SEC)
Head coachWilliam Alexander (20th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Tennessee § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#16 Georgia Tech § 6 0 0     8 2 0
#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

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
October 7at Notre Dame*L 14–17
October 14Samford*W 35–0
October 21Vanderbilt
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 14–6
October 28Auburn
W 7–6
November 4No. 12 Duke*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
L 6–7
November 11No. 18 Kentucky
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 13–6
November 18at AlabamaW 6–0
November 25at FloridaNo. 19W 21–7
December 2Georgia
W 13–0
January 1vs. No. 6 Missouri*No. 16W 21–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source: [2]

References

  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". https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/georgia-tech/1939-schedule.html.

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