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1959 Football Results

Gopher Football 1959 Season

  • Head Coach: Murray Warmath (6th season)
  • Overall Record: 2 - 7
  • Conference Record: 1 - 6

1959 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/26/1959 Nebraska (4-6) L 12-32
10/03/1959 Indiana (4-4-1) W 24-14
10/10/1959 @ Northwestern (6-3) L 0-6
10/17/1959 @ Illinois (5-3-1) L 6-14
10/24/1959 Michigan (4-5) L 6-14
10/31/1959 Homecoming
Vanderbilt (5-3-2)
W 20-6
11/07/1959 @ Iowa (5-4) L 0-33
11/14/1959 @ Purdue (5-2-2) L 23-29
11/21/1959 Wisconsin (7-3) L 7-11

1959 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Wisconsin 5-2-0 7-3-0
Michigan State 4-2-0 5-4-0
Purdue 4-2-1 5-2-2
Illinois 4-2-1 5-3-1
Northwestern 4-3-0 6-3-0
Iowa 3-3-0 5-4-0
Michigan 3-4-0 4-5-0
Indiana 2-4-1 4-4-1
Ohio State 2-4-1 3-5-1
Minnesota 1-6-0 2-7-0

1959 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
55 Annis, Jerry OC Jr 6-1 202 Carlos, MN
43 Bengston, Neil RB So 6-0 188 Hallock, MN
26 Bomstad, Arlie RB Sr 6-1 190 Atwater, MN
76 Brixius, Francis OT Jr 6-4 250 St Cloud, MN
69 Brown, Thomas OG Jr 6-0 243 Minneapolis, MN
58 Burawski, Donald OG Fr 6-0 207 Wilmington, Del
62 Charon, Robert OG Sr 6-1 189 Grand Rapids, Mich
89 Deegan, Robert TE So 6-2 202 Lyons, Ill
25 Dickson, Judge FB So 6-2 214 Clairton, Pa
57 Erickson, Robert OC So 6-2 210 St Louis Park, MN
34 Felix, Clement FB So 6-0 200 Shakopee, MN
75 Foster, Daryl OT So 6-3 210 Fosston, MN
78 Friend, Jerry TE Sr 6-5 220 Minneapolis, MN
52 Frisbee, Robert OC So 6-3 226 Cut Bank, MT
74 Gorgos, Paul OT Jr 5-10 196 Minneapolis, MN
36 Hagberg, Roger FB Jr 6-2 206 Rochester, MN
86 Hall, Thomas TE So 6-2 194 Wilmington, DE
49 Halverson, Dale OT So 6-1 210 Duluth, MN
53 Halvorson, Dale OC So 6-2 200 Duluth, MN
84 Hammond, Bruce TE Sr 6-1 200 Rochester, MN
54 Hamre, Gary OG Jr 5-10 185 Minneapolis, MN
38 Heid, James OG Jr 5-10 185 Peoria, IL
59 Hiner, John Merrill OT So 6-1 205 St Louis Park, MN
63 Jelacic, Steve OG Fr 6-0 215 Brainerd, MN
14 Johnson, R Laurence QB Jr 6-0 202 Minneapolis, MN
85 Johnson, Richard TE Jr 6-4 203 Red Wing, MN
37 Jukich, Donald OT So 6-4 215 Duluth, MN
24 Kauth, William RB Jr 5-10 180 Wisconsin Rapids, WI
83 Kelly, Johnny TE So 6-2 205 Fargo, ND
79 Kereakos, A Steve OT So 6-0 233 Rochester, MN
44 King, Tom RB So 6-0 188 Edina, MN
50 Larson, Gregory OC Jr 6-2 218 Minneapolis, MN
87 Larson, Richard TE Jr 6-1 200 Marshall, MN
72 Loechler, Thomas OT So 6-2 241 Robbinsdale, MN
57 Macken, Gerald OC So 6-0 214 Rochester, MN
10 Malnar, Steve QB So 6-1 190 Red Wing, MN
65 McChesney, David OG Jr 5-11 185 Cornell, WI
18 McLean, Terrance QB So 6-0 189 Dayton, MN
67 McNeil, Robert OG So 5-11 202 Ardmore, PA
88 Meissner, George TE Jr 6-2 180 St Paul, MN
10 Miller, Don QB Fr 6-0 185 Ironwood, MI
77 Miller, Richard OT Jr 6-4 201 Rochester, MN
91 Miller, Richard Lee OT Jr 6-4 220 Rocherster, MN
80 Moe, Thomas TE Sr 6-3 208 Edina, MN
40 Mulholland, David RB So 6-0 188 Fargo, ND
68 Mulvena, John OG So 6-1 210 Wilmington, DE
No Name Pos Elg Ht Wt Hometown
60 Odegard, Dean OG Jr 5-10 202 St Paul, MN
51 Olsonoski, James OC So 6-1 215 Breckenridge, MN
70 Osmundson, Arnold OT Sr 6-2 220 Nerstrand, MN
81 Park, Jack TE So 6-3 195 Aitkin, MN
71 Paulsen, Maurice OT So 6-2 210 Red Wing, MN
51 Perault, James OC So 6-1 189 Chippewa Falls, WI
66 Powers, Daniel OG Jr 5-10 177 Owatonna, MN
28 Prohofsky, Dennis OG So 6-0 205 St Paul, MN
35 Robbins, Thomas FB Jr 6-2 198 Rochester, MN
31 Rogers, James FB So 5-11 185 Mankato, MN
90 Rude, Theodore TE So 6-2 191 White Bear Lake, MN
11 Salem, Joseph QB Jr 5-11 189 Sioux Falls, SD
56 Shetler, Gerald OG Sr 5-11 220 Minneapolis, MN
41 Skandel, Lyle RB Jr 5-11 175 Fargo, ND
33 Smith, Bernard FB So 6-0 185 Pine Meadow, CT
15 Stephens, Sanford QB So 6-0 212 Uniontown, PA
61 Tellor, Robin OG So 6-0 215 Coleraine, MN
12 Tyson, Howard QB So 6-1 200 Minneapolis, MN
30 Wagner, Dennis FB So 6-0 200 Buffalo, MN
82 Wheeler, James TE So 6-2 214 Robbinsdale, MN
42 Whinnery, Richard RB So 5-9 185 Robbinsdale, MN
64 Whittenberg, Eugene OG Sr 6-6 210 St Paul, MN
77 Williams, Rollie OT Jr 6-4 215 Mound, MN
39 Wold, Kenneth FB So 6-1 188 Crookston, MN
73 Wright, Michael OT Sr 6-3 185 Minnetonka Beach, MN

1959 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Syracuse 11-0-0
2 Mississippi 10-1-0
3 Louisiana State 9-2-0
4 Texas 9-2-0
5 Georgia 10-1-0
6 Wisconsin 7-3-0
7 Texas Christian 8-3-0
8 Washington 10-1-0
9 Arkansas 9-2-0
10 Alabama 7-2-2
11 Clemson 9-2-0
12 Penn State 9-2-0
13 Illinois 5-3-1
14 Southern California 8-2-0
15 Oklahoma 7-3-0
16 Wyoming 9-1-0
17 Notre Dame 5-5-0
18 Missouri 6-5-0
19 Florida 5-4-1
20 Pittsburgh 6-4-0

1959 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Syracuse 11-0-0
2 Mississippi 10-1-0
3 Louisiana State 9-2-0
4 Texas 9-2-0
5 Georgia 10-1-0
6 Wisconsin 7-3-0
7 Washington 10-1-0
8 Texas Christian 8-3-0
9 Arkansas 9-2-0
10 Penn State 9-2-0
11 Clemson 9-2-0
12 Illinois 5-3-1
13 Alabama 7-2-2
13 Southern California 8-2-0
15 Auburn 7-3-0
16 Michigan State 5-4-0
17 Oklahoma 7-3-0
18 Notre Dame 5-5-0
19 Pittsburgh 6-4-0
19 Missouri 6-5-0
19 Florida 5-4-1

1959 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1960
Washington 44, Wisconsin 8

1959 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1960
Georgia 14, Missouri 0
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1960
Mississippi 21, Louisiana State 0
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1960
Syracuse 23, Texas 14
Sun Bowl - 12/31/1959
New Mexico State 28, North Texas 8
Gator Bowl - 01/02/1960
Arkansas 14, Georgia Tech 7
Tangerine Bowl - 01/01/1960
Middle Tennessee State 21, Presbyterian 12
Liberty Bowl - 12/19/1959
Penn State 7, Alabama 0
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/19/1959
Clemson 23, Texas Christian 7