1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 17
1959 record 5–5
Head coach Joe Kuharich (1st season)
Captain Ken Adamson
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium
(c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Syracuse         11 0 0
No. 12 Penn State         9 2 0
Oregon         8 2 0
Rutgers         6 3 0
Detroit         6 4 0
Holy Cross         6 4 0
Memphis State         6 4 0
Miami (FL)         6 4 0
Oklahoma State         6 4 0
No. 20 Pittsburgh         6 4 0
Mississippi Southern         6 4 0
Washington State         6 4 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Pacific (CA)         5 4 0
Air Force         5 4 1
Navy         5 4 1
Army         4 4 1
No. 17 Notre Dame         5 5 0
Florida State         4 6 0
San Jose State         4 6 0
Texas Tech         4 6 0
Xavier         4 6 0
Dayton         3 7 0
Marquette         3 7 0
Oregon State         3 7 0
Colgate         2 7 0
Idaho         1 9 0
Villanova         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1959 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 North Carolina Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 28–8   56,746
October 3 at Purdue No. 8 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L  7–28   50,362
October 10 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 28–6   68,500
October 17 at Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L  0–19   73,480
October 24 No. 2 Northwestern Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 24–30   59,078
October 31 Navy Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN [1] (Rivalry) W 25–22   58,652
November 7 No. 19 Georgia Tech Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN L 10–14   58,575
November 14 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 13–28   52,337
November 21 at No. 16 Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA [2] W 20–19   58,500
November 28 No. 7 USC Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, IN [3] (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 16–6   48,684
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame edges Navy on late kick". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Chicago Tribune. November 1, 1959. p. 3, sports. 
  2. ^ "Irish upset Iowa, 20-19 on George Izo's passing". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 22, 1959. p. 3, sports. 
  3. ^ "Notre Dame mauls Trojans, 16-6". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Chicago Tribune. November 29, 1959. p. 1, sports. 

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