|1940 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|1940 record||6–4 (3–2 SoCon)|
|Head coach||Raymond Wolf (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|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 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1940 college football season. The Tar Heels were led by fifth-year head coach Raymond Wolf and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. They competed as a member of the Southern Conference.
Paul Severin was selected as a first-team All-American end by the Associated Press for a second straight year, as well as by the NEA, Newsweek, and Football Digest. He is remembered for a game-saving tackle of Steve Lach in UNC's win against rival Duke.
|September 21||Appalachian State*||W 56–6|
|September 28||Wake Forest||L 0–12|
|October 5||vs. Davidson||W 27–7|
|October 12||TCU*||W 21–14|
|October 19||at NC State||W 13–7|
|October 26||Tulane*||L 13–14|
|November 2||at Fordham*||L 0–14|
|November 9||at Richmond||L 13–14|
|November 16||No. 12 Duke||W 6–3|
|November 23||at Virginia*||W 10–7|
- ↑ "2016 North Carolina football media guide". North Carolina Athletic Communications Office. p. 121. https://unc_ftp.sidearmsports.com/custompages/football/2016footballguide-o.pdf.
- ↑ Media guide, p. 122
- ↑ "1940 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1940-schedule.html.