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ConferenceIndependent
1959 record1–9
Head coachSkip Stahley (6th season)
Home stadiumNeale Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
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1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e 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
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 Idaho Vandals football team represented the University of Idaho in the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. Led by sixth-year head coach Skip Stahley, the Vandals were an independent in the NCAA's University Division and had a 1–9 record. Two home games were played on campus at Neale Stadium in Moscow, with one in Boise at old Bronco Stadium at Boise Junior College.

The Pacific Coast Conference disbanded in the spring, and Idaho was an independent in football for the next six seasons. They played ten games for the first time; the first six were on the road, and two games were played at night (at Arizona and Pacific).

The Vandals suffered a fifth straight loss in the Battle of the Palouse with neighbor Washington State; Idaho led at halftime, but fell 5–27 at Rogers Field in Pullman.[1][2] In the rivalry game with Montana at Neale Stadium, the Vandals narrowly retained the Little Brown Stein in the finale to avoid going winless.[3][4]

After this season, Stahley took on the dual role of athletic director in July 1960.[5][6]

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All-CoastEdit

No Vandals made the All-Coast team or the second team. Honorable mention were end Jim Norton and tackle Jim Prestel;[1][2][3] both went on to lengthy pro careers.

NFL DraftEdit

Two seniors from the 1959 Vandals were selected in the 1960 NFL Draft:[4][5]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Jim Norton WR 7th 75 Detroit Lions
Stan Fanning T 11th 128 Chicago Bears

One fifth-year senior was previously selected in the 1959 NFL Draft:[6]

Player Position Round   Pick   Franchise
Script errorJim Prestel    T 6th 70 Cleveland Browns

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