1959 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1959 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1959 record 3–5–1 (2–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Woody Hayes (9th year)
Defensive coordinator Lyal Clark
MVP Jim Houston
Captain Jim Houston
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,658)
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 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the 1959 Big Ten Conference football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 3–5–1 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 Duke* No. 12 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 14–13   82,834
October 2 at No. 11 USC* No. 14 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 0–17   49,592
October 10 No. 20 Illinois Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (Illibuck Trophy) L 0–9   82,980
October 17 No. 6 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 15–0   83,391
October 24 at No. 12 Wisconsin No. 20 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 3–12   55,440[1]
October 31 Michigan State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 30–24   83,130
November 7 Indiana Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH T 0–0   82,075
November 14 No. 16 Iowa Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 7–16   82,126
November 21 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) L 14–23   90,093
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Duke[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Duke 0 0 0 13 13
• Ohio State 7 0 0 7 14
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,834
  • Game weather: Clear, 83°F

[2]

Southern California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0
• Southern California 0 9 0 8 17

[3]

Illinois[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Illinois 6 0 0 3 9
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: October 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,980
  • Game weather: Clear, 68°F

[4]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 0 0 0 0 0
• Ohio State 3 9 0 3 15
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 83,391
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 58°F

[5]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 0 3 0 0 3
• Wisconsin 9 3 0 0 12

[1]

Michigan State[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 0 0 0 0 0
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: November 7
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,075
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 36°F
 

Ohio State: 127 yards total offense; 5 first downs; 8 punts for 333 yards; missed FGs from 58 and 50 yards[6]

Indiana: 179 yards total offense; 11 first downs; 7 punts for 290 yards[6]

[6]

Iowa[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa 7 0 0 0 7
• Ohio State 6 0 0 10 16
  • Date: MONTHDAY
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,126
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 37°F

[7]

Michigan[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

1960 Pro draftees[edit]

Player Draft Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jim Houston NFL 1 8 Linebacker Cleveland Browns
Jim Marshall NFL 4 44 Defensive End Cleveland Browns
Bob White NFL 8 91 Fullback Cleveland Browns

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data