1959 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1959 Ohio State Buckeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1959 record3–5–1 (2–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coachWoody Hayes (9th season)
Defensive coordinatorLyal Clark
MVPJim Houston
CaptainJim Houston
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 79,658)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Wisconsin $ 5 2 0     7 3 0
Michigan State 4 2 0     5 4 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 2 2
No. 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]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26Duke*No. 12W 14–1382,834
October 2at No. 11 USC*No. 14L 0–1749,592
October 10No. 20 Illinois
L 0–982,980
October 17No. 6 Purdue
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
W 15–083,391
October 24at No. 12 WisconsinNo. 20L 3–1255,440[1]
October 31Michigan State
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH (rivalry)
W 30–2483,130
November 7Indiana
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
T 0–082,075
November 14No. 16 Iowa
  • Ohio Stadium
  • Columbus, OH
L 7–1682,126
November 21at MichiganL 14–2390,093
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries[edit]

Duke[edit]

1 234Total
Duke 0 0013 13
• Ohio State 7 007 14
  • Date: September 26
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,834
  • Game weather: Clear, 83°F

[2]

Southern California[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 000 0
• Southern California 0 908 17

[3]

Illinois[edit]

1 234Total
• Illinois 6 003 9
Ohio State 0 000 0
  • Date: October 10
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 82,980
  • Game weather: Clear, 68°F

[4]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 000 0
• Ohio State 3 903 15
  • Date: October 17
  • Location: Ohio Stadium
  • Game attendance: 83,391
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 58°F

[5]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio State 0 300 3
• Wisconsin 9 300 12

[1]

Michigan State[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 234Total
Indiana 0 000 0
Ohio State 0 000 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 234Total
Iowa 7 000 7
• Ohio State 6 0010 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