1959 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 7–0 vs. Alabama
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 12
Record9–2
Head coach
CaptainPat Botula
Home stadiumNew Beaver Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Syracuse     11 0 0
No. 12 Penn State     9 2 0
Oregon     8 2 0
Rutgers     6 3 0
Detroit     6 4 0
Holy Cross     6 4 0
Miami (FL)     6 4 0
Oklahoma State     6 4 0
No. 20 Pittsburgh     6 4 0
Washington State     6 4 0
Boston College     5 4 0
Pacific (CA)     5 4 0
Air Force     5 4 1
Navy     5 4 1
Army     4 4 1
No. 17 Notre Dame     5 5 0
Boston University     4 5 0
Florida State     4 6 0
San Jose State     4 6 0
Texas Tech     4 6 0
Dayton     3 7 0
Marquette     3 7 0
Oregon State     3 7 0
Colgate     2 7 0
Idaho     1 9 0
Villanova     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1959 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in New Beaver Field in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19at MissouriW 19–828,000
September 26VMINo. 18W 21–019,800
October 3Colgate
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 58–2026,800[2]
October 10at ArmyNo. 16W 17–1127,500
October 17Boston UniversitydaggerNo. 10
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 21–12
October 24vs. No. 13 IllinoisNo. 8W 20–915,045
October 31at West VirginiaNo. 7W 28–10
November 7No. 4 SyracuseNo. 7
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 18–2034,000
November 14Holy CrossNo. 10
  • New Beaver Field
  • University Park, PA
W 46–020,000[3]
November 21at PittsburghNo. 7L 7–2246,104
December 19vs. No. 11 AlabamaNo. 14W 7–036,211
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Penn State Tallies at Least Twice in Every Quarter in Trouncing Colgate". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. United Press International. October 4, 1959. p. S7.
  3. ^ McHugh, Roy (November 15, 1959). "Penn State Routs Holy Cross, 46-0". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 6, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.