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1940 Duke Blue Devils football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
Ranking
APNo. 18
1940 record7–2 (4–1 SoCon)
Head coachWallace Wade
Assistant coachEllis Hagler
Assistant coachHerschel Caldwell
Offensive schemeSingle-wing
Seasons
← 1939
1941 →
1940 Southern Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Clemson 4 0 0     6 2 1
Duke 4 1 0     7 2 0
Wake Forest 4 2 0     7 3 0
William & Mary 2 1 1     6 2 1
North Carolina 3 2 0     6 4 0
Richmond 3 2 0     7 3 0
VMI 3 2 1     7 2 1
Furman 4 3 0     5 4 0
Washington & Lee 1 1 1     2 7 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 0     5 5 0
NC State 3 5 0     3 6 0
Maryland 0 1 1     2 6 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 6 0
Davison 1 5 0     5 5 0
The Citadel 0 4 0     4 5 0
† – 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.[1][2] The team played its home games at Duke Stadium in Durham, North Carolina.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
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
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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