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1959 Clemson Tigers football
ACC Champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 0–7 vs. TCU
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 11
1959 record9–2 (6–1 ACC)
Head coachFrank Howard
CaptainPaul Snyder, Harvey White
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Clemson   6 1         9 2  
North Carolina   5 2         5 5  
Maryland   4 2         5 5  
South Carolina   4 3         6 4  
Wake Forest   4 3         6 4  
Duke   2 3         4 6  
NC State   0 6         1 9  
Virginia   0 5         0 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The annual game against South Carolina was played on Thursday at the State Fair for the final time. Clemson's 300th win came in the Bluebonnet Bowl against TCU.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 19 at #12 North Carolina #18 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 20–18
September 26 at Virginia #5 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 47–0
October 3* at #7 Georgia Tech #6 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clemson – Georgia Tech rivalry) L 6–16
October 10 NC State Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (Textile Bowl) W 23–0
October 22 at South Carolina #17 Columbia, SC (Big Thursday) W 27–0
October 31* at Rice #12 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 19–0
November 7 Duke #10 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 6–0
November 14 Maryland #11 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 25–28
November 21 Wake Forest #19 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC W 33–31
November 28* at Furman #14 Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 56–3
December 19* vs. #7 TCU #11 Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) W 23–7
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

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