1959 Texas Longhorns football team

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1959 Texas Longhorns football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1959 record 9–2 (5–1 SWC)
Head coach Darrell Royal
Home stadium Texas Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »
1959 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 Arkansas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
#4 Texas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
#7 TCU + 5 1 0     8 3 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Baylor 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 4 1     1 7 2
Texas A&M 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1959 college football season. On New Year's Day 1960, Texas lost to top-ranked Syracuse in the Cotton Bowl Classic, 23–14.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 19 at Nebraska* No. 17 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 20–0   40,000
September 26 Maryland* No. 15 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX W 26–0   42,000
October 3 California* No. 10 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 33–0   20,000
October 10 vs. No. 13 Oklahoma* No. 4 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Rivalry) W 19–12   75,504
October 17 at No. 12 Arkansas No. 3 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) W 13–12   40,000
October 24 Rice No. 3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 28–6   57,000
October 31 at SMU No. 4 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX W 21–0   60,000
November 7 Baylor No. 3 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX W 13–12   40,000
November 14 No. 18 TCU No. 2 Texas Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX L 9–14   43,000
November 28 at Texas A&M No. 4 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX (Rivalry) W 20–17   40,000
January 1 vs. No. 1 Syracuse* No. 4 Cotton Bowl • Dallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) L 14–23   75,504
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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