1959 Kentucky Wildcats football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–6 (1–6 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumMcLean Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
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
Auburn 4 3 0 7 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 2 5 3 2
Georgia Tech 3 3 0 6 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 1 5 4 1
No. 19 Florida 2 4 0 5 4 1
Kentucky 1 6 0 4 6 0
Tulane 0 5 1 3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 7 0 2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Kentucky Wildcats football team were an American football team that represented the University of Kentucky as a member of the Southeastern Conference during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth season under head coach Blanton Collier, the team compiled a 4–6 record (1–6 in the SEC).[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 19Georgia TechL 12–14
September 26 No. 4 Ole Miss
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
L 0–16
October 2at Detroit*W 32–7[2]
October 10at No. 14 AuburnL 0–33
October 17 No. 1 LSU
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
L 0–9
October 24Georgia
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
L 7–14
October 30at Miami (FL)*W 22–3
November 7at Vanderbilt L 6–11
November 14Xavier*
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY
W 41–0
November 21 No. 20 Tennessee
  • McLean Stadium
  • Lexington, KY (rivalry)
W 20–0[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1959 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 30, 2021.
  2. ^ Marshall Dann (October 3, 1959). "It's Kentucky All the Way: Titan Bubble Bursts, 32-7". Detroit Free Press. p. 13.
  3. ^ "'Cats smite Tennessee cousins". Kingsport Times-News. November 22, 1959. Retrieved March 31, 2022 – via Newspapers.com.