1959 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1959 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Salt Lake City at Ute Stadium.
Under second-year head coach
Ray Nagel, the Utes were 5–5 overall and 3–2 in the Mountain States Conference (Skyline). They were led on the field by junior quarterback Terry Nofsinger and senior safety (& halfback) Larry Wilson, a future member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
New Mexico and Montana were not played in 1960, and the Utes defeated both in-state rivals: BYU by twelve points and Utah State by fourteen.
For the first of two consecutive seasons, Utah did not face longtime
rival Colorado; they first played in 1903 and had met every year except two (1909, 1918). The series resumed in 1961 and 1962, then went on hiatus until 2011, when both schools joined the Pac-12 Conference.
Schedule [ edit ]
Hayward Field • Eugene, Oregon 
Husky Stadium • Seattle, Washington 
Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah ( The Holy War)
DU Stadium • Denver, Colorado
Wyoming Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah
Arizona* Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah
old Bronco Stadium • Boise, Idaho
Colorado State Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah
Utah State Ute Stadium • Salt Lake City, Utah (
Battle of the Brothers)
at No. 20
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, California 
*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.
Source:  
NFL draft [ edit ]
Utah had two players selected in the
1960 NFL Draft. 
Larry Wilson played thirteen NFL seasons and was inducted into the
Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1978, his first year of eligibility. 
References [ edit ]