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. Syracuse was crowned as the national champion by both the AP and the UPI wire services. The team was later rated the third best squad from 1956–1995 by Sagarin.
|1959 Ole Miss Rebels football|
Sugar Bowl champion
|1959 record||10–1 (5–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Johnny Vaught (13th season)|
|Home stadium||Hemingway Stadium |
|1959 SEC football standings|
|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|
|No. 19 Florida||2||–||4||–||0||5||–||4||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 19||at Houston*||No. 8||W 16–0|
|September 26||at Kentucky||No. 4||W 16–0|
|October 3||Memphis State||No. 3||W 43–0|
|October 10||at Vanderbilt||No. 5||W 33–0|
|October 17||Tulane||No. 5||W 53–7|
|October 24||vs. No. 10 Arkansas*||No. 4||W 28–0|
|October 31||at No. 1 LSU||No. 3||L 3–7|
|November 7||Chattanooga||No. 5||W 58–0|
|November 14||vs. No. 9 Tennessee||No. 5||W 37–7|
|November 28||at Mississippi State||No. 2||W 42–0|
|January 1, 1960||vs. No. 3 LSU*||No. 2||W 21–0||81,141|
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "National Poll Champions" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 73. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- "Vaught passes away". CBS Interactive. February 4, 2006. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
- DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1955–1959". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2013.
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