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1940 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1940 record6–4 (3–2 SoCon)
Head coachRaymond Wolf (5th season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
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 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.[1] He is remembered for a game-saving tackle of Steve Lach in UNC's win against rival Duke.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21Appalachian State*W 56–6
September 28Wake Forest
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
L 0–12
October 5vs. DavidsonW 27–7
October 12TCU*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 21–14
October 19at NC StateW 13–7
October 26Tulane*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 13–14
November 2at Fordham*L 0–14
November 9at RichmondL 13–14
November 16No. 12 Duke
W 6–3
November 23at Virginia*W 10–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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