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1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Big Ten Champions
Conference Big Ten Conference
AP #15
1939 record 6-2 (5-1 Big Ten)
Head coach Francis Schmidt

Home stadium

Ohio Stadium
« 1938 1940 »

The 1939 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1939-1940. The Buckeyes compiled a 6–2 record and outscored foes 189-64. Coach Francis Schmidt fell to hated Michigan for a second straight time, but won a Big Ten title for the second time in his head coaching tenure at Ohio State. He was released as coach of Ohio State a year later.



Date Opponent Site Result
October 7* Missouri Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 19-0  
October 14 Northwestern Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 13-0  
October 21 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota W 23-20  
October 28* Cornell Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 14-23  
November 4 Indiana Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 24-0  
November 11 at Chicago Stagg FieldChicago, Illinois W 61-0  
November 18 Illinois Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 21-0  
November 25 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 14-21  
*Non-Conference 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


Win/Loss statistics
Draft data


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