1940 Boston College Eagles football
National Champions
Sugar Bowl champions
Sugar Bowl vs Tennessee, W 19–13
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 5
1940 record11–0
Head coachFrank Leahy (2nd season)
Home stadiumAlumni Field (c. 15,000)
Fenway Park (c. 38,805)
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →

The 1940 Boston College Eagles represented Boston College in the 1940 college football season. Playing as an independent, the team was led by head coach Frank Leahy in his second year, and played their home games at Fenway Park and Alumni Field in Chestnut Hill and Boston, Massachusetts. They finished the season with ten wins and zero losses with a victory in the 1941 Sugar Bowl against Tennessee. This team won its first disputed national championship after being named champions by various selectors.[1]

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 Centre Alumni FieldChestnut Hill, MA W 40–0   18,000
September 28 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA W 27–7   42,000
October 12 Temple Fenway ParkBoston, MA W 33–20   24,000
October 19 Idaho #8 Fenway Park • Boston, MA W 60–0   8,000
October 26 [[{{{school}}}|St. Anselm]] #10 Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA W 55–0   15,000
November 2 Manhattan #9 Alumni Field • Chestnut Hill, MA W 25–0   5,000
November 9 Boston University #8 Fenway Park • Boston, MA W 21–0   15,000
November 16 Georgetown #8 Fenway Park • Boston, MA W 19–18   41,700
November 23 Auburn #4 Fenway Park • Boston, MA W 33–7   30,000
November 30 Holy Cross #4 Fenway Park • Boston, MA W 7–0   39,000
January 1, 1941 vs. #6 Tennessee #4 Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 19–13   73,181
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

*Schedule Source:[2]

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