1959 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
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1959 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
1959 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Liberty Bowl champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 12
1959 record9-2
Head coachRip Engle (10th season)
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Syracuse         11 0 0
No. 12 Penn State         9 2 0
Oregon         8 2 0
Rutgers         6 3 0
Detroit         6 4 0
Holy Cross         6 4 0
Memphis State         6 4 0
Miami (FL)         6 4 0
Oklahoma State         6 4 0
No. 20 Pittsburgh         6 4 0
Washington State         6 4 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Pacific (CA)         5 4 0
Air Force         5 4 1
Navy         5 4 1
Army         4 4 1
No. 17 Notre Dame         5 5 0
Florida State         4 6 0
San Jose State         4 6 0
Texas Tech         4 6 0
Xavier         4 6 0
Dayton         3 7 0
Marquette         3 7 0
Oregon State         3 7 0
Colgate         2 7 0
Idaho         1 9 0
Villanova         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1959 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 19at MissouriW 19-8
September 26VMINo. 18W 21-0
October 3Colgate
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 58-20
October 10at ArmyNo. 16W 17-11
October 17Boston UniversitydaggerNo. 10
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 21-12
October 24vs. No. 13 IllinoisNo. 8W 20-9
October 31at West VirginiaNo. 7W 28-10
November 7No. 4 SyracuseNo. 7
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 18-20
November 14Holy CrossNo. 10
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 46-0
November 21at PittsburghNo. 7L 7-22
December 19vs. No. 11 AlabamaNo. 14W 7-0
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.



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