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1959 Wisconsin Badgers football team

The 1959 Wisconsin Badgers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Wisconsin in the 1959 Big Ten Conference football season. In its fourth season under head coach Milt Bruhn, Wisconsin compiled a 7–3 record (5–2 against Big Ten opponents), won the Big Ten championship, and lost to Washington in the 1960 Rose Bowl.

1959 Wisconsin Badgers football
Big Ten champion
Rose Bowl, L 8–44 vs. Washington
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6[1]
APNo. 6[2]
1959 record7–3 (5–2 Big Ten)
Head coachMilt Bruhn (4th season)
Home stadiumCamp Randall Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Wisconsin $ 5 2 0     7 3 0
Michigan State 4 2 0     5 4 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 2 2
No. 13 Illinois 4 2 1     5 3 1
Northwestern 4 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 2 4 1     4 4 1
Ohio State 2 4 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 26Stanford*No. 8W 16–1441,892
October 3Marquette*No. 12
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
W 44–647,970
October 10at No. 7 PurdueNo. 9L 0–2141,542
October 17No. 9 Iowa
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI (rivalry)
W 25–1664,256
October 24No. 20 Ohio StateNo. 12
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
W 12–355,440
October 31at MichiganNo. 10W 19–1068,063[3]
November 7at No. 2 NorthwesternNo. 9W 24–1955,282
November 14Illinois No. 7
  • Camp Randall Stadium
  • Madison, WI
L 6–956,028
November 21at MinnesotaNo. 9W 11–753,647
January 1, 1960vs. No. 8 Washington*No. 6L 8–44100,089
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players in the 1960 NFL DraftEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dale Hackbart Back 5 51 Green Bay Packers
Jerry Stalcup Guard 6 62 Los Angeles Rams
Dan Lanphear Tackle 8 90 Pittsburgh Steelers
Jim Heinke Tackle 16 190 San Francisco 49ers
Bob Nelson Center 20 235 Cleveland Browns

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Year-by-year Final Coaches' Polls". American Football Coaches Association. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
  2. ^ "Poll Archive". Associated Press. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
  3. ^ Hal Middlesworth (November 1, 1959). "Own Passes Foul Up Michigan: Wisconsin Intercepts 6 to Win". Detroit Free Press. p. 1E – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1960.htm