1959 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Seven champion
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 15
APNo. 15
Record7–3 (5–1 Big 7)
Head coach
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,724)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big Seven Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 15 Oklahoma $ 5 1 0 7 3 0
No. 18 Missouri 4 2 0 6 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0 5 5 0
Iowa State 3 3 0 7 3 0
Kansas 3 3 0 5 5 0
Nebraska 2 4 0 4 6 0
Kansas State 1 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Seven Conference. They were coached by head coach Bud Wilkinson.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 26at No. 10 Northwestern*No. 2NBCL 13–4550,010
October 3ColoradoW 42–1253,745
October 10vs. No. 4 Texas*No. 13NBCL 12–1975,504
October 17at MissouriW 23–038,561
October 24KansasNo. 18
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 7–651,013
October 31at NebraskaNo. 19L 21–2532,703
November 7at Kansas StateW 36–011,204
November 14Army*
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
NBCW 28–2062,472
November 21Iowa State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 35–1246,529
November 28Oklahoma State*No. 17
W 17–759,136
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Rankings

See also: 1959 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011Final
AP2 (48)2 (12)13 (2)1819171515

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[2]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Prentice Gautt Running back 2 19 Cleveland Browns
Bobby Boyd Defensive back 10 119 Baltimore Colts
Gilmer Lewis Tackle 20 233 Green Bay Packers

References

  1. ^ "SoonerSports.com". Archived from the original on February 29, 2008. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "1960 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.