Alabama vs.Fordham

 
  Date: 10/7/1939  
  Score: 7-6  
  Alabama vs. Fordham Alabama traveled all the way up to the Polo Grounds in New York City to face Fordham and an extra point was the difference in the game as the Tide snuck out a victory 7-6. Charles Boswell led Alabama to its only touchdown as he faked one hand off and then gave the ball to Jimmy Nelson who circled right end for the score. Fordham came back in the fourth quarter to score a touchdown itself but a missed extra point gave the game to Alabama. Alabama finished the 1939 season with a record of 5-3-1 for Coach Frank Thomas.