1939 Orange Bowl
5th Orange Bowl
1234 Total
Oklahoma 0000 0
Tennessee 7307 17
DateJanuary 2, 1939
StadiumBurdine Stadium
LocationMiami, Florida
RefereeLou Ervin (SEC;
split crew: SEC, Big Six)
Attendance32,191 [1][2]
Orange Bowl
 < 1938  1940

The 1939 Orange Bowl was a postseason American college football bowl game, held in Miami, Florida, on January 2, 1939.[1]

The game between the Tennessee and the Oklahoma Sooners concluded the 1938 college football season. It was the fifth edition of the Orange Bowl and took place at the Orange Bowl stadium, then known as Roddey Burdine Stadium.[2][3] Both teams entered the game undefeated and untied; Tennessee was a slight favorite,[4] and shut out the Sooners, 17–0.[1][2]

The head coaches were Tom Stidham of Oklahoma and Bob Neyland of Tennessee.


  1. ^ a b c "Vols Swamp Oklahoma In 17–0 Battle". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Associated Press. January 3, 1939. p. 12.
  2. ^ a b c "32,191 fans see Tennessee beat Oklahoma, 17-0". Miami News. January 3, 1939. p. 1B.
  3. ^ "Camera snaps color, pageantry of Miami's annual Orange Bowl grid classic". Miami News. (photo). January 3, 1939. p. 1.
  4. ^ "Vols remain slight favorites over Oklahoma". Miami News. January 2, 1939. p. 1B.