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1959 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Seven Conference
1959 record7–3 (3–3 Big 7)
Head coachClay Stapleton (2nd season)
CaptainDwight Nichols
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big 7 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Oklahoma 5 1 0     7 3 0
#18 Missouri 4 2 0     6 5 0
Colorado 3 3 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 3 0     7 3 0
Kansas 3 3 0     5 5 0
Nebraska 2 4 0     4 6 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Seven Conference during the 1959 college football season. In their second year under head coach Clay Stapleton, the Cyclones compiled a 7–3 record (3–3 against conference opponents), tied for third place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 248 to 80.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The team's regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Bob Anderson, left tackle Jerry Schoenfelder, left guard Tom Ferrebee, center Arden Esslinger, right guard Dan Celoni, right tackle Larry Van Der Heyden, right end Don Webb, quarterback Cliff Rick, left halfback Dwight Nichols, right halfback Mike Fitzgerald, and fullback Tom Watkins.[2] Dwight Nichols was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Tom Watkins with 843 rushing yards, Dwight Nichols with 609 passing yards, Don Webb with 309 receiving yards, and Dwight Nichols and Tom Watkins with 54 points scored (nine touchdowns) each.[3][4] Three Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players: Dwight Nichols, Tom Watkins, and Don Webb.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19at Drake*W 41–0
September 25at Denver*W 28–12
October 3MissouriL 0–14
October 10South Dakota*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 41–6
October 17at ColoradoW 27–0
October 24Kansas State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA (rivalry)
W 26–0
October 31at KansasL 0–7
November 7Nebraska
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 18–6
November 14San Jose State*
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 55–0
November 21at OklahomaL 12–35
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1959 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1959-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 152. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. "1959 Iowa State Cyclones Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1959.html. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.
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