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1959 Ole Miss Rebels football team

The 1959 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. Ole Miss finished the season with an overall record of ten wins and one loss (10–1), tied for second in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and with a victory over LSU in the Sugar Bowl. The team gave up only 21 points all season, and were crowned national champions by Berryman, Billingsley, Dunkel and Sagarin.[1] Syracuse was crowned as the national champion by both the AP and the UPI wire services.[1] The team was later rated the third best squad from 1956–1995 by Sagarin.[2]

1959 Ole Miss Rebels football
National champion
Sugar Bowl champion
Sugar Bowl, W 21–0 vs. LSU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1959 record10–1 (5–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (13th season)
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
Crump Stadium
(Capacity: 25,000)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Georgia $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
No. 3 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 2 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
No. 10 Alabama 4 1 2     7 2 2
Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 2     5 3 2
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 1     5 4 1
No. 19 Florida 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 1 6 0     4 6 0
Tulane 0 5 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 7 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 19at Houston*No. 8W 16–0
September 26at KentuckyNo. 4W 16–0
October 3Memphis StateNo. 3W 43–0
October 10at VanderbiltNo. 5W 33–0
October 17TulaneNo. 5
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
W 53–7
October 24vs. No. 10 Arkansas*No. 4W 28–0
October 31at No. 1 LSUNo. 3L 3–7
November 7ChattanoogaNo. 5
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
W 58–0
November 14vs. No. 9 TennesseeNo. 5
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 37–7
November 28at Mississippi StateNo. 2W 42–0
January 1, 1960vs. No. 3 LSU*No. 2W 21–081,141
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  2. ^ "Vaught passes away". CBS Interactive. February 4, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1955–1959". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.