|1939 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1939 record||3–4–1 (3–2–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Pappy Waldorf (5th season)|
|Offensive scheme||Single wing|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium|
|1939 Big Ten football standings|
|#15 Ohio State †||5||–||1||–||0||6||–||2||–||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.
|October 7||Oklahoma*||L 0–23|
|October 14||at Ohio State||L 0–13|
|October 21||Wisconsin||W 13–7|
|October 28||Illinois||W 13–0|
|November 4||at Minnesota||W 14–7|
|November 11||Purdue||L 0–3|
|November 18||at No. 9 Notre Dame*||L 0–7|
|November 25||No. 9 Iowa||T 7–7|
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 147. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=6.
- ↑ "1939 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1939-schedule.html. Retrieved February 22, 2016.
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