1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
AP No. 17
1959 record 5–5
Head coach Joe Kuharich (1st year)
Captain Ken Adamson
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »

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 StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 24–30   59,078
October 31 Navy Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 25– 22   58,652
November 7 No. 19 Georgia Tech Notre Dame StadiumSouth 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 W 20–19   58,500
November 28 No. 7 USC Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 16–6   48,684
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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