|1939 Cornell Big Red football|
|Head coach||Carl Snavely (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Schoellkopf Field|
The 1939 Cornell Big Red football team represented Cornell University in the 1939 college football season. They finished with an 8–0 record and were named national champion by Litkenhous and co-national champion by Sagarin. They outscored their opponents 197 to 52. After capping off a perfect season, Cornell declined a bid to the Rose Bowl so that the football players could catch up on their schoolwork. The Big Red finished the season ranked #4 in the Associated Press's final poll.
|October 7||Syracuse||W 19–6|
|October 14||at Princeton||W 20–7|
|October 21||Penn State||No. 12||W 47–0|
|October 28||at No. 4 Ohio State||No. 7||W 23–14||49,583|
|November 4||Columbia||No. 3||W 13–7|
|November 11||Colgate||No. 5||W 14–12|
|November 18||Dartmouth||No. 4||W 35–6|
|November 30||at Penn||No. 3||W 26–0|
- 2017 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). Indianapolis: The National Collegiate Athletic Association. July 2017. p. 112. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
- 1939 Cornell University football scores and results Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine. College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved on October 4, 2013.
- 1939 Champions of All Archived 2013-10-04 at the Wayback Machine. Cornell Football Association. Retrieved on October 3, 2013.
- 1939 Cornell Big Red stats. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved on October 4, 2013.