|1940 Duke Blue Devils football|
|1940 record||7–2 (4–1 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Wallace Wade|
|Assistant coach||Ellis Hagler|
|Assistant coach||Herschel Caldwell|
|1940 Southern Conference football standings|
|William & Mary||2||–||1||–||1||6||–||2||–||1|
|Washington & Lee||1||–||1||–||1||2||–||7||–||1|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1940 Duke Blue Devils football team was an American football team that represented Duke University as a member of the Southern Conference during the 1940 college football season. In its tenth season under head coach Wallace Wade, the team compiled a 7–2 record (4–1 against conference opponents), finished second in the conference, was ranked No. 18 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 203 to 52. Alex Winterson was the team captain. The team played its home games at Duke Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.
|September 28||VMI||Durham, NC||W 23–0|
|October 5||at Tennessee||Knoxville, TN||L 0–13|
|October 19||at Colgate||Buffalo, NY||W 13–0|
|October 26||at Wake Forest||Wake Forest, NC||W 23–0|
|November 2||Georgia Tech||No. 18||Durham, NC||W 41–7|
|November 9||Davidson||No. 12||Durham, NC||W 46–13|
|November 16||at North Carolina||No. 12||Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)||L 3–6|
|November 23||NC State||Durham, NC||W 42–6|
|November 30||Pittsburgh||No. 20||Durham, NC||W 12–7|
- ↑ "1940 Duke Blue Devils Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/duke/1940-schedule.html. Retrieved March 8, 2019.
- ↑ "Duke Football 2016 Media Guide". Duke University. 2016. p. 96. http://www.goduke.com/fls/4200/media-guides/football/2016/93-168_History.pdf. Retrieved March 8, 2019.