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1959 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Gator Bowl, L 7–14 vs. Arkansas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1959 record6–5 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (15th season)
CaptainMaxie Baughan
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 44,000)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Georgia 7 0 0     10 1 0
#3/3 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
#2/2 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
#10/13 Alabama 4 1 2     7 2 2
#NR/15 Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 2     5 3 2
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 1     5 4 1
#19/19 Florida 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 1 6 0     4 6 0
Tulane 0 5 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 7 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1959 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The Yellow Jackets were led by 15th-year head coach Bobby Dodd and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. After winning their first four games of the season, three of which were victories over top ten opponents, Georgia Tech sat at #4 in the AP Poll. Georgia Tech's season was derailed by several close losses, however, and they finished the regular season unranked with a 6–4 record. They were invited to the Gator Bowl, where they lost to Southwest Conference co-champion Arkansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Fred Braselton with 368 passing yards and Floyd Faucette with 330 rushing yards.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 19at KentuckyW 14–1235,000
September 26No. 6 SMU*No. 16W 16–1243,000
October 3No. 6 Clemson*No. 7
W 16–644,174
October 10at No. 8 TennesseeNo. 3W 14–745,021
October 17No. 11 AuburnNo. 4
L 6–744,174
October 24at TulaneNo. 9W 21–1330,000
October 31Duke*daggerNo. 9
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 7–1044,174
November 7at Notre Dame*No. 19W 14–1058,575
November 14at AlabamaNo. 15L 7–943,500
November 28No. 6 Georgia
L 14–2144,174
January 2vs. No. 9 Arkansas*CBSL 7–1445,104
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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