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1959 TCU Horned Frogs football team

The 1959 TCU Horned Frogs football team represented Texas Christian University (TCU) in the 1959 college football season. The Horned Frogs finished the season 8–3 overall and 5–1 in the Southwest Conference. The team was coached by Abe Martin in his seventh year as head coach. The Frogs played their home games in Amon G. Carter Stadium, which is located on campus in Fort Worth, Texas. They were invited to the Bluebonnet Bowl, where they lost to Clemson by a score of 23–7.

1959 TCU Horned Frogs football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, L 7–23 vs. Clemson
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 7
1959 record8–3 (5–1 SWC)
Head coachAbe Martin (7th season)
Home stadiumAmon G. Carter Stadium
(Capacity: 46,083)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Arkansas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 4 Texas + 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 7 TCU + 5 1 0     8 3 0
SMU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Baylor 2 4 0     4 6 0
Rice 1 4 1     1 7 2
Texas A&M 0 6 0     3 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 19Kansas*No. 13W 14–7
September 26at No. 1 LSU*No. 9L 0–1065,694
October 3at ArkansasL 0–3
October 10at Texas Tech*W 14–823,000
October 17Texas A&M
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 39–6
October 24at Pittsburgh*No. 16W 13–3
October 31at Baylor*No. 15W 14–0
November 14at No. 2 TexasNo. 18W 14–943,000
November 21No. 14 Rice
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX
W 35–6
November 28SMU
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium
  • Fort Worth, TX (rivalry)
W 19–040,000
December 19vs. ClemsonL 7–2355,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1959 TCU Horned Frogs". Retrieved July 25, 2016.