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1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
1939 record6-2 (5-1 Big Ten)
Head coachFrancis Schmidt
Home stadiumOhio 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 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1939-1940. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record and outscored foes 189-64. Coach Francis Schmidt fell to hated Michigan for a second straight time, but won a Big Ten title for the second time in his head coaching tenure at Ohio State. He was released as coach of Ohio State a year later.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
October 7* Missouri #10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 19-0   58,165
October 14 Northwestern #10 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 13-0   55,622
October 21 at Minnesota #10 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 23-20   55,000
October 28* #7 Cornell #4 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 14-23   49,583
November 4 Indiana #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 24-0   40,873
November 11 at Chicago #9 Stagg FieldChicago, IL W 61-0   2,500
November 18 Illinois #8 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21-0   46,643
November 25 at Michigan #6 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 14-21   80,227
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Coaching staffEdit

1940 NFL drafteesEdit

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Esco Sarkkinen 5 39 End Green Bay Packers
Frank Zadworney 8 64 Halfback Brooklyn Dodgers
Steve Andrako 17 158 Center Washington Redskins

ReferencesEdit

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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