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
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1959 record||7–3 (5–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Milt Bruhn (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Camp Randall Stadium|
|1959 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 6 Wisconsin $||5||–||2||–||0||7||–||3||–||0|
|No. 13 Illinois||4||–||2||–||1||5||–||3||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 26||Stanford*||No. 8||W 16–14||41,892|
|October 3||Marquette*||No. 12||W 44–6||47,970|
|October 10||at No. 7 Purdue||No. 9||L 0–21||41,542|
|October 17||No. 9 Iowa||W 25–16||64,256|
|October 24||No. 20 Ohio State||No. 12||W 12–3||55,440|
|October 31||at Michigan||No. 10||W 19–10||68,063|||
|November 7||at No. 2 Northwestern||No. 9||W 24–19||55,282|
|November 14||Illinois||No. 7||L 6–9||56,028|
|November 21||at Minnesota||No. 9||W 11–7||53,647|
|January 1, 1960||vs. No. 8 Washington*||No. 6||L 8–44||100,089|
Team players in the 1960 NFL DraftEdit
|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|
- "Year-by-year Final Coaches' Polls". American Football Coaches Association. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
- "Poll Archive". Associated Press. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010. Retrieved January 14, 2010.
- Hal Middlesworth (November 1, 1959). "Own Passes Foul Up Michigan: Wisconsin Intercepts 6 to Win". Detroit Free Press. p. 1E – via Newspapers.com.
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