1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten champion
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
APNo. 15
Record6–2 (5–1 Big Ten)
Head coach
MVPSteve Andrako
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 66,210)
Seasons
← 1938
1940 →
1939 Big Ten Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 15 Ohio State $ 5 1 0 6 2 0
No. 9 Iowa 4 1 1 6 1 1
No. 20 Michigan 3 2 0 6 2 0
Purdue 2 1 2 3 3 2
Northwestern 3 2 1 3 4 1
Illinois 3 3 0 3 4 1
Minnesota 2 3 1 3 4 1
Indiana 2 3 0 2 4 2
Wisconsin 0 5 1 1 6 1
Chicago 0 3 0 2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1939 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record and outscored foes 189–64. Head coach Francis Schmidt's team won a Big Ten Conference title for the second time in his tenure at Ohio State. He was released as coach of Ohio State a year later.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
October 7Missouri*W 19–058,165
October 14Northwestern
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 13–055,622
October 21at MinnesotaNo. 10W 23–2055,000
October 28No. 7 Cornell*No. 4
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 14–2349,583[1]
November 4IndianaNo. 14
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 24–040,873
November 11at ChicagoNo. 9W 61–02,500
November 18IllinoisNo. 8
W 21–046,643
November 25at MichiganNo. 6L 14–2180,227
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Coaching staff

1940 NFL draftees

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Esco Sarkkinen 5 39 End Green Bay Packers
Frank Zadworney 8 64 Halfback Brooklyn Dodgers
Steve Andrako 17 158 Center Washington Redskins

References

  1. ^ William J. Waters (October 30, 1939). "Cornell Squad Starts Practice For Columbia; Players Hailed For 23-14 Win Over Ohio State". The Ithaca Journal. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.