1959 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1959 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1959 record 6–3 (4–3 Big 10)
Head coach Ara Parseghian (4th year)
Home stadium Dyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Wisconsin $ 5 2 0     7 3 0
Michigan State 4 2 0     5 4 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 2 2
#13 Illinois 4 2 1     5 3 1
Northwestern 4 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 2 4 1     4 4 1
Ohio State 2 4 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1959 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 6–3 record (4–3 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the Big Ten, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 174 to 134.[1][2] The team rose to #2 in the AP Poll before losing three consecutive games to end the season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 26 No. 2 Oklahoma* No. 10 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 45–13   27,500
October 3 No. 5 Iowa No. 2 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 14–10   25,132
October 10 at Minnesota No. 2 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 6–0   56,061
October 17 Michigan No. 2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–7   34,852
October 24 at Notre Dame* No. 2 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana W 30–24   59,275
October 31 Indiana No. 2 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL W 30–13   51,102
November 7 No. 9 Wisconsin No. 2 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 19–24   62,964
November 14 No. 19 Michigan State No. 6 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 10–15   38,421
November 21 at Illinois No. 8 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 0–28   32,390
*Non-conference game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1959-schedule.html