1959 Tennessee Volunteers football team
|1959 Tennessee Volunteers football|
|1959 record||5–4–1 (3–4–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Bowden Wyatt (5th season)|
|Home stadium||Shields–Watkins Field|
|1959 SEC football standings|
|No. 5 Georgia $||7||–||0||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|No. 3 LSU||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 2 Ole Miss||5||–||1||–||0||10||–||1||–||0|
|No. 10 Alabama||4||–||1||–||2||7||–||2||–||2|
|No. 19 Florida||2||–||4||–||0||5||–||4||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1959 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Shields–Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins, four losses and one tie (5–4–1 overall, 3–4–1 in the SEC).
|September 26||No. 3 Auburn||W 3–0|
|October 3||Mississippi State||No. 9||W 22–6|
|October 10||No. 3 Georgia Tech||No. 8||L 7–14||45,021|
|October 17||at Alabama||No. 14||T 7–7||42,000|
|October 24||Chattanooga*||W 23–0|
|October 31||at North Carolina*||No. 20||W 29–7|
|November 7||No. 1 LSU||No. 13||W 14–13||45,682|
|November 14||vs. Ole Miss||No. 9||L 7–37|
|November 21||at Kentucky||No. 20||L 0–20|
|November 28||Vanderbilt||L 0–14|
- TB Bill Majors, Jr.
Team players drafted into the NFL
|Jerry DeLucca||Tackle||Expansion Draft||Dallas Cowboys|
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book (PDF). Knoxville, Tennessee: University of Tennessee Athletics Media Relations Office. 2011. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
- 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
- "1960 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 8, 2012.