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1940 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
ConferenceSouthern Conference
1940 record7-3-0 (4-2-0 SoCon)
Head coachD.C. Walker
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 Demon Deacons spent the 1940s as a member of the Southern Conference. The decade saw the Deacons reach their first two bowl games. The first appearance came in the 1945 season, when the team reached the Gator Bowl and defeated the South Carolina Gamecocks 28-14. Three seasons later, the Deacons reached the Dixie Bowl, which they lost to Baylor. The overall record for the Deacons in the 1940s was 57-36-3. The coach of the team for the entire decade was D.C. "Peahead" Walker, who is still the team's all-time winningest coach.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Result
09/21/1940 William Jewell Wake Forest, NC W 79-0
09/28/1940* at UNC Chapel Hill, NC W 12-0
10/05/1940* Furman Wake Forest, NC W 19-0
10/12/1940* at Clemson Clemson, SC L 0-39
10/19/1940 Marshall Wake Forest, NC W 31-19
10/26/1940* Duke Wake Forest, NC L 0-23
11/01/1940 at George Washington Washington DC W 18-0
11/09/1940* at NC State Raleigh, NC W 20-14
11/16/1940 at Texas Tech Lubbock, TX L 7-12
11/28/1940* South Carolina Charlotte, NC W 7-6

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