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1939 Texas A&M National Champions
Fewest Plays Allowed, Season: 447 (SWC record)
Fewest Average Yards Allowed, Play: 1.71 (447-763) (NCAA record)
Fewest Yards Allowed, Season: 763
Lowest Average Allowed, Season: 76.3
Fewest First Downs Allowed, Season: 54 (SWC record)
1939 A&M team allowed 1.8 points per game, 76.3 yards per game on defense (41.5 rushing, 34.8 passing)
1939 Texas A&M Starting Lineup
1940 Sugar Bowl Program
1939 Texas A&M Championship Banner
Courtesy of Robert Guercio
This page is also dedicated as a memorial to my first cousin, Howard Shelton, who passed away at the age of 87
on February 14, 2006. He was a member of the 1939 Texas A&M National Championship Team, and played for A&M in
1939 and 1940. He was a catalyst with Texas A&M in the remembrance of the 1939 team throughout the years,
including the special ring ceremony for the team some 50+ years after they won the national championship in 1939 against Tulane, 14-13.
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