1959 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1959 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Gator Bowl, W 14–7 vs. Georgia Tech
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 9
1959 record 9–2 (5–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (2nd year)
Captain Barry Luplow
Captain James Monroe
Captain Barry Switzer
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »
1959 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Arkansas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
#4 Texas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
#7 TCU + 5 1 0     8 3 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Baylor 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 4 1     1 7 2
Texas A&M 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1959 college football season. In their second year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 9–2 record (5–1 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie with Texas for the SWC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 163 to 101.[1] The Razorbacks' only losses came against Texas by a 13–12 score and to Mississippi by a 28–0 score. The team was ranked #9 in both the final AP Poll and the final UPI Coaches Poll and went on to defeat Georgia Tech in the 1960 Gator Bowl by a 14–7 score.[2] Halfback Jim Mooty was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team player on the 1959 All-America Team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19, 1959 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 28–0  
September 26, 1959 Oklahoma A&M* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 13–7  
October 3, 1959 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 3–0  
October 10, 1959 at Baylor No. 19 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 23–7  
October 17, 1959 No. 3 Texas No. 12 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 12–13  
October 24, 1959 vs. No. 6 Ole Miss* No. 10 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 0–28  
October 31, 1959 Texas A&M No. 17 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 12–7  
November 7, 1959 at Rice No. 16 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 14–10  
November 14, 1959 at SMU No. 20 Ownby StadiumDallas, TX W 17–14  
November 21, 1959 Texas Tech* No. 13 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 27–8  
January 2, 1960 vs. Georgia Tech* No. 9 Gator BowlJacksonville, FL (1960 Gator Bowl) W 14–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1959 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cannon Is Named All America For Second Time". Daytona Beach Morning Journal. December 4, 1959. p. 10.