GOLDEN GOPHER FOOTBALL

Gopher Football 1959 Season

1959 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/26/1959 Nebraska (4-6) L 12-32
10/03/1959 Indiana (4-4-1) W 24-14
10/10/1959 @ Northwestern (6-3) L 0-6
10/17/1959 @ Illinois (5-3-1) L 6-14
10/24/1959 Michigan (4-5) L 6-14
10/31/1959 Homecoming
Vanderbilt (5-3-2)
W 20-6
11/07/1959 @ Iowa (5-4) L 0-33
11/14/1959 @ Purdue (5-2-2) L 23-29
11/21/1959 Wisconsin (7-3) L 7-11

1959 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Wisconsin 5 2 0 .714 7 3 0 .700
Michigan State 4 2 0 .667 5 4 0 .556
Purdue 4 2 1 .643 5 2 2 .667
Illinois 4 2 1 .643 5 3 1 .611
Northwestern 4 3 0 .571 6 3 0 .667
Iowa 3 3 0 .500 5 4 0 .556
Michigan 3 4 0 .429 4 5 0 .444
Indiana 2 4 1 .357 4 4 1 .500
Ohio State 2 4 1 .357 3 5 1 .389
Minnesota 1 6 0 .143 2 7 0 .222

Season notes:

Coached by Murray Warmath (6th season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1959 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Syracuse 11-0-0
2. Mississippi 10-1-0
3. Louisiana State 9-2-0
4. Texas 9-2-0
5. Georgia 10-1-0
6. Wisconsin 7-3-0
7. Texas Christian 8-3-0
8. Washington 10-1-0
9. Arkansas 9-2-0
10. Alabama 7-2-2
11. Clemson 9-2-0
12. Penn State 9-2-0
13. Illinois 5-3-1
14. Southern California 8-2-0
15. Oklahoma 7-3-0
16. Wyoming 9-1-0
17. Notre Dame 5-5-0
18. Missouri 6-5-0
19. Florida 5-4-1
20. Pittsburgh 6-4-0
1. Syracuse 11-0-0
2. Mississippi 10-1-0
3. Louisiana State 9-2-0
4. Texas 9-2-0
5. Georgia 10-1-0
6. Wisconsin 7-3-0
7. Washington 10-1-0
8. Texas Christian 8-3-0
9. Arkansas 9-2-0
10. Penn State 9-2-0
11. Clemson 9-2-0
12. Illinois 5-3-1
13. Alabama 7-2-2
13. Southern California 8-2-0
15. Auburn 7-3-0
16. Michigan State 5-4-0
17. Oklahoma 7-3-0
18. Notre Dame 5-5-0
19. Pittsburgh 6-4-0
19. Missouri 6-5-0
19. Florida 5-4-1

1959 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1960
Washington 44, Wisconsin 8

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1959 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1960
Georgia 14, Missouri 0
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1960
Mississippi 21, Louisiana State 0
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1960
Syracuse 23, Texas 14
Sun Bowl - 12/31/1959
New Mexico State 28, North Texas 8
Gator Bowl - 01/02/1960
Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7
Tangerine Bowl - 01/01/1960
Middle Tennessee State 21, Presbyterian 12
Liberty Bowl - 12/19/1959
Penn State 7, Alabama 0
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/19/1959
Clemson 23, Texas Christian 7