1939 BYU Cougars football team

The 1939 BYU Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Brigham Young University in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1939 college football season. In their third season under head coach Eddie Kimball, the Cougars compiled a 5–2–2 record (2–2–2 against MSC opponents), finished fourth in the MSC, and outscored opponents by a total of 110 to 90.[1][2]

Sophomore left halfback George Wing led the team on offense.

1939 BYU Cougars football
ConferenceMountain States Conference
1939 record5–2–2 (2–2–2 MSC)
Head coachEddie Kimball (3rd season)
Home stadiumBYU Stadium
1939 MSC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Colorado $ 5 1 0     5 3 0
Utah 4 1 1     6 1 2
Denver 3 2 1     5 3 1
BYU 2 2 2     5 2 2
Utah State 2 3 1     3 4 1
Colorado A&M 2 4 0     2 7 0
Wyoming 0 5 1     0 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 23at Arizona State-Flagstaff*Flagstaff, AZW 25–0[3][4]
October 7Colorado A&M
W 13–123,000[5]
October 14Utah
L 13–3510,000[6]
October 21at Nevada*W 7–05,000[7]
October 27at Colorado State–Greeley*Greeley, COW 18–6[8]
November 4at DenverW 21–18[9]
November 11at Utah State
T 0–09,000[10]
November 18Coloradodagger
  • BYU Stadium
  • Provo, UT
L 6–127,500[11]
November 25at WyomingT 7–71,500[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "1939 BYU Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  2. ^ "BYU Football 2015 Almanac" (PDF). Brigham Young University. 2015. p. 166. Retrieved December 27, 2018.
  3. ^ "'Y' Cougars Win 25 to 0 In Arizona: George Wing Leads "Y" To Easy Triumph In First Tilt". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). September 24, 1939. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "BYU Eleven Drubs Jacks". Arizona Republic. September 24, 1939. p. 4-1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Cougars Nose Out Colorado Aggies By 13 to 12 Score". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). October 8, 1939. pp. 1, 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Scrappy Cougars Bow to Redskins In 35 to 13 Scrap: Utah Dominates in Spectacular Battle of Offensives". The Sunday Herald. October 15, 1939. pp. 1, 6 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Brigham Young Outgained, But Noses Out Nevada, 7-0: Intercepted Pass Hands Invaders Lone Score; Nevada Line Play Tops". Nevada State Journal. October 22, 1939. p. 12 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Long Runs Feature Cougars' 18-6 Win Over Greeley Team". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). October 29, 1939. p. 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ Loudon Kelly (November 5, 1939). "Brigham Young Humbles Touted Denver". The Ogden Standard-Examiner. p. 9A – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Cougars, Aggies Tie, 0-0: Bad Breaks Are Costly To 'Y" Team". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). November 12, 1939. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Colorado Buffs Set Cougars Back By 12 to 6 Score". The Sunday Herald (Provo, Utah). November 19, 1939. pp. 1, 2 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Cowboys Tie Brigham Young: Inspired Football Played By Wyoming U. In Holding Cougars". The Casper Tribune-Herald. November 26, 1939. p. 8 – via Newspapers.com.
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