1959 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1959 Syracuse Orangemen football
National Champions
Eastern Champions
Cotton Bowl Champions
Cotton Bowl, W 23–14 v. Texas
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1959 record 11–0
Head coach Ben Schwartzwalder
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

The 1959 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. The Orangemen defeated Texas in the Cotton Bowl to claim the first, and still only, national championship in program history. The Syracuse offense scored 413 points while the defense allowed 73 points.[1]

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 26 Kansas Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY W 35–21    
October 3 Maryland #20 Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 29–0    
October 10 vs. Navy #12 Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (Oyster Bowl) W 32–6    
October 17 Holy Cross #8 Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 42–6    
October 24 West Virginia #6 Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 44–0    
October 31 at Pittsburgh #5 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 35–0    
November 7 at #7 Penn State #4 New Beaver FieldUniversity Park, PA W 20–18    
November 14 Colgate #1 Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 71–0    
November 21 at Boston University #1 Nickerson FieldBoston, MA W 46–0    
December 5 at #17 UCLA #1 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 36–8    
January 1, 1960 vs. #4 Texas #1 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl) W 23–14   75,504
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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