1959 Ole Miss Rebels football team
|1959 Ole Miss Rebels football|
Sugar Bowl champion
|1959 record||10–1 (5–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Johnny Vaught|
|Home stadium||Hemingway Stadium|
|1959 SEC football standings|
|#5 Georgia $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|#2 Ole Miss||5||–||1||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
The 1959 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1959 college football season. Ole Miss finished the season with an overall record of ten wins and one loss (10–1), tied for second in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and with a victory over LSU in the Sugar Bowl. The team gave up only 21 points all season, and were crowned national champions by Berryman, Billingsley, Dunkel and Sagarin. Syracuse was crowned as the national champion by both the AP and the UPI wire services. The team was later rated the third best squad from 1956–1995 by Sagarin.
|September 19||at Houston*||No. 8||Rice Stadium • Houston, TX||W 16–0|
|September 26||at Kentucky||No. 4||McLean Stadium • Lexington, KY||W 16–0|
|October 3||Memphis State||No. 3||Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS||W 43–0|
|October 10||at Vanderbilt||No. 5||Dudley Field • Nashville, TN (Rivalry)||W 33–0|
|October 17||Tulane||No. 5||Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS||W 53–7|
|October 24||No. 10 Arkansas*||No. 4||Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN (Rivalry)||W 28–0|
|October 31||at No. 1 LSU||No. 3||Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, LA (Magnolia Bowl)||L 3–7|
|November 7||Chattanooga||No. 5||Hemingway Stadium • Oxford, MS||W 58–0|
|November 14||No. 9 Tennessee||No. 5||Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN||W 37–7|
|November 28||at Mississippi State||No. 2||Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Egg Bowl)||W 42–0|
|January 1, 1960||vs. No. 3 LSU*||No. 2||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl)||W 21–0|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Vaught passes away". CBS Interactive. February 4, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1955–1959". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved March 23, 2013.