|1959 [[Script error]]|
|Head coach||Skip Stahley (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Neale Stadium|
|1959 NCAA University Division independents football records|
|No. 1 Syracuse||–||11||–||0||–||0|
|No. 12 Penn State||–||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 20 Pittsburgh||–||6||–||4||–||0|
|No. 17 Notre Dame||–||5||–||5||–||0|
|San Jose State||–||4||–||6||–||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. In the rivalry game with Montana at Neale Stadium, the Vandals narrowly retained the Little Brown Stein in the finale to avoid going winless.
|Jim Norton||WR||7th||75||Detroit Lions|
|Stan Fanning||T||11th||128||Chicago Bears|
|Script errorJim Prestel||T||6th||70||Cleveland Browns|
- Gem of the Mountains: 1960 University of Idaho yearbook – 1959 football season
- Go Mighty Vandals – 1959 football season
- Idaho Argonaut – student newspaper – 1959 editions