1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team
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1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team
1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 17
1959 record5-5
Head coachJoe Kuharich (1st season)
CaptainKen Adamson
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(c. 59,075, grass)
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
Memphis State         6 4 0
Miami (FL)         6 4 0
Oklahoma State         6 4 0
No. 20 Pittsburgh         6 4 0
Mississippi Southern         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
Florida State         4 6 0
San Jose State         4 6 0
Texas Tech         4 6 0
Xavier         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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1959 college football season.

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 North Carolina Notre Dame Stadium o South Bend, IN W 28-8   56,746
October 3 at Purdue No. 8 Ross-Ade Stadium o West Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) L  7-28   50,362
October 10 at California California Memorial Stadium o Berkeley, CA W 28-6   68,500
October 17 at Michigan State Spartan Stadium o East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L  0-19   73,480
October 24 No. 2 Northwestern Notre Dame Stadium o South Bend, IN (rivalry) L 24-30   59,078
October 31 Navy Notre Dame Stadium o South Bend, IN [1] (rivalry) W 25-22   58,652
November 7 No. 19 Georgia Tech Notre Dame Stadium o South Bend, IN L 10-14   58,575
November 14 at Pittsburgh Pitt Stadium o Pittsburgh, PA (rivalry) L 13-28   52,337
November 21 at No. 16 Iowa Iowa Stadium o Iowa City, IA [2] W 20-19   58,500
November 28 No. 7 USC Notre Dame Stadium o South Bend, IN [3] (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 16-6   48,684
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References

  1. ^ "Notre Dame edges Navy on late kick". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Chicago Tribune. November 1, 1959. p. 3, sports.
  2. ^ "Irish upset Iowa, 20-19 on George Izo's passing". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 22, 1959. p. 3, sports.
  3. ^ "Notre Dame mauls Trojans, 16-6". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Chicago Tribune. November 29, 1959. p. 1, sports.

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