1959 Tennessee Volunteers football team

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1959 Tennessee Volunteers football
UT Volunteers logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1959 record 5–4–1 (3–4–1 SEC)
Head coach Bowden Wyatt
Home stadium Shields-Watkins Field
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 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1959 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins, four losses and one tie (5–4–1 overall, 3–4–1 in the SEC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 #3 Auburn Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 3–0    
October 3 Mississippi State #9 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 22–6    
October 10 #3 Georgia Tech #8 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–14    
October 17 at Alabama #14 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) T 7–7    
October 24 Chattanooga* Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 23–0    
October 31 at North Carolina* #20 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 29–7    
November 7 #1 LSUdagger #13 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 14–13    
November 14 Ole Miss #9 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 7–37    
November 21 at Kentucky #20 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 0–20    
November 28 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jerry DeLucca Tackle Expansion Draft Dallas Cowboys

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. ^ 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. ^ "1960 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.