1959 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1959 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1959 record 6–4 (4–3 ACC)
Head coach Paul Amen (4th year)
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »
1959 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Clemson $   6 1         9 2  
North Carolina   5 2         5 5  
Maryland   4 2         5 5  
South Carolina   4 3         6 4  
Wake Forest   4 3         6 4  
Duke   2 3         4 6  
NC State   0 6         1 9  
Virginia   0 5         0 10  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1959 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1959 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Paul Amen, the Demon Deacons compiled a 6–4 record and finished in a tie for fourth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.[2]

Quarterback Norm Snead and end Pete Manning were selected by the Associated Press and United Press International as first-team players on the 1959 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team.[3][4] Snead later played 16 seasons in the NFL and was a four-time All-Pro selection. Guard Nick Patella was selected to the All-ACC team by the UPI.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result
09/20/1959 at Florida State Tallahassee, FL W 22-20
09/27/1959 Virginia Tech Winston-Salem, NC W 27-18
10/04/1959 at Tulane New Orleans, LA L 0-6
10/11/1959* at Maryland College Park, MD W 10-7
10/18/1959* at NC State Raleigh, NC W 17-14
10/25/1959* North Carolina Winston-Salem, NC L 19-21
11/01/1959* Virginia Winston-Salem, NC W 34-12
11/15/1959* at Duke Durham, NC L 15-27
11/22/1959* at #19 Clemson Clemson, SC L 31-33
11/27/1959* South Carolina Charlotte, NC W 43-20

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing Norm Snead 82/191 1,361
Rushing Neil MacLean 105 373
Receiving Bobby Allen 25 462

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1959 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ ""Home-Grown" All-ACC Team Picked By Associated Press". The Progress-Index. December 2, 1959. p. 24. 
  4. ^ a b "Clemson Puts Four on All-ACC Selection". Statesville Record & Landmark. December 2, 1959. p. 17.