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1939 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1939 record3–4–1 (3–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coachPappy Waldorf (5th season)
Offensive schemeSingle wing
MVPJack Haman
CaptainHal Method[1]
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Ohio State 5 1 0     6 2 0
#9 Iowa 4 1 1     6 1 1
#20 Michigan 3 2 0     6 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2     3 3 2
Northwestern 3 2 1     3 4 1
Illinois 3 3 0     3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 1     3 4 1
Indiana 2 3 0     2 4 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1     1 6 1
Chicago 0 3 0     2 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1939 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fifth year under head coach Pappy Waldorf, the Wildcats compiled a 3–4–1 record (3–2–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
October 7Oklahoma*L 0–23
October 14at Ohio StateL 0–13
October 21Wisconsin
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 13–7
October 28Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 13–0
November 4at MinnesotaW 14–7
November 11Purdue
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 0–3
November 18at No. 9 Notre Dame*L 0–7
November 25No. 9 Iowa
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
T 7–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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