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The 1959 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson College during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. The annual game against South Carolina was played on Thursday at the State Fair for the final time. Clemson's 300th win came in the Bluebonnet Bowl against TCU.

1959 Clemson Tigers football
ACC champion
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 23–7 vs. TCU
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 11
APNo. 11
1959 record9–2 (6–1 ACC)
Head coachFrank Howard (20th season)
CaptainPaul Snyder, Harvey White
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 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]

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at #12 North Carolina #18 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 20–18
September 26 at Virginia #5 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 47–0
October 3* at #7 Georgia Tech #6 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (rivalry) L 6–16
October 10 NC State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (rivalry) W 23–0
October 22 at South Carolina #17 Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 27–0
October 31* at Rice #12 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 19–0
November 7 Duke #10 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 6–0
November 14 Maryland #11 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC L 25–28
November 21 Wake Forest #19 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 33–31
November 28* at Furman #14 Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 56–3
December 19* vs. #7 TCU #11 Rice Stadium • Houston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) W 23–7
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1959 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 17, 2013.