|1940 Utah Redskins football|
|Conference||Mountain States Conference|
|1940 record||7-2 (5-1 MSC)|
|Head coach||Ike Armstrong (16th season)|
|Home stadium||Ute Stadium|
|1940 MSC football standings|
The 1940 Utah Redskins football team, also commonly known as the Utah Utes, was an American football team that represented the University of Utah in the Mountain States Conference (MSC) during the 1940 college football season. In their 16th season under head coach Ike Armstrong, the Utes compiled a 7-2 record and outscored opponents by a total of 169 to 87.
Rex Geary was the team captain. Four Utah players received recognition on the 1940 All-Mountain States football team: end Carlos Soffe; tackle Floyd Spendlove; guard Rex Geary; and halfback Izzy Spector.
Utah's season opener against Santa Clara was part of the first-ever major college football doubleheader. The event at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco also featured the future Rose Bowl champions, the Stanford "Wow Boys", defeat San Francisco, 27–0.
|September 28||at Santa Clara*||L 13-34|
|October 5||BYU||W 12-6|
|October 12||Arizona*||W 24-0|
|October 19||at Utah State||L 0-7||6,000|||
|October 26||Denver||W 25-14|||
|November 2||at Colorado||W 21-13|
|November 9||at Wyoming||W 34-7|
|November 16||Colorado A&M||W 27-0|||
|November 21||Idaho*||W 13-6||4,113|||