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1959 Texas Longhorns football team

The 1959 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. On New Year's Day 1960, Texas lost to top-ranked Syracuse in the Cotton Bowl Classic, 23–14.

1959 Texas Longhorns football
Southwest Conference co-champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1959 record9–2 (5–1 SWC)
Head coachDarrell Royal (3rd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
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 19at Nebraska*No. 17W 20–040,000
September 26Maryland*No. 15W 26–042,000
October 3California*No. 10
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 33–020,000
October 10vs. No. 13 Oklahoma*No. 4W 19–1275,504
October 17at No. 12 ArkansasNo. 3W 13–1240,000
October 24RiceNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 28–657,000
October 31at SMUNo. 4
  • Cotton Bowl
  • Dallas, TX
W 21–060,000
November 7BaylorNo. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 13–1240,000
November 14No. 18 TCUNo. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
L 9–1443,000
November 28at Texas A&MNo. 4W 20–1740,000
January 1vs. No. 1 Syracuse*No. 4
L 14–2375,504
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Awards and honorsEdit

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