1959 Ole Miss Rebels football team

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1959 Ole Miss Rebels football
National Champions (various selectors)
Sugar Bowl, W 21–0 vs. LSU
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1959 record 10–1 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach Johnny Vaught
Home stadium Hemingway Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »
1959 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Georgia 7 0 0     10 1 0
#3 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
#2 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
#10 Alabama 4 1 2     7 2 2
Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 2     5 3 2
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 1     5 4 1
#19 Florida 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 1 6 0     4 6 0
Tulane 0 5 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 7 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1959 college football season. Ole Miss finished the season with an overall record of ten wins and one loss (10–1), tied for second in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and with a victory over LSU in the Sugar Bowl. The team gave up only 21 points all season, and were crowned national champions by Berryman, Billingsley, Dunkel and Sagarin.[1] Syracuse was crowned as the national champion by both the AP and the UPI wire services.[1] The team was later rated the third best squad from 1956–1995 by Sagarin.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at Houston* #8 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 16–0  
September 26 at Kentucky #4 McLean StadiumLexington, KY W 16–0  
October 3 Memphis State #3 Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS W 43–0  
October 10 at Vanderbilt #5 Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) W 33–0  
October 17 Tulane #5 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 53–7  
October 24 #10 Arkansas* #4 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN (Rivalry) W 28–0  
October 31 at #1 LSU #3 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl) L 3–7  
November 7 Chattanooga #5 Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS W 58–0  
November 14 #9 Tennessee #5 Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN W 37–7  
November 28 at Mississippi State #2 Scott FieldStarkville, MS (Egg Bowl) W 42–0  
January 1, 1960 vs. #3 LSU* #2 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) W 21–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

*Schedule Source:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Vaught passes away". CBS Interactive. February 4, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1955–1959". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 23, 2013.