1959 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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.

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

ScheduleEdit

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 University No. 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
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.