|1959 Kansas Jayhawks football|
|Conference||Big Seven Conference|
|1959 record||5–5 (3–3 Big 7)|
|Head coach||Jack Mitchell (2nd season)|
|Captain||John Peppercorn, Ken Fitch|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1959 Big 7 football standings|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1959 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Seven Conference during the 1959 college football season. In their second season under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks compiled a 5–5 record (3–3 against conference opponents), tied for third in the Big Seven Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 163 to 134. They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.
The team's statistical leaders included Curtis McClinton with 472 rushing yards, John Hadl with 126 receiving yards and Leland Flachsbarth with 345 passing yards. John Peppercorn and Ken Fitch were the team captains.
The Jayhawks Week 2 game against the eventual National Champion Syracuse was featured in the 2008 film The Express: The Ernie Davis Story.
|September 19||at No. 13 TCU*||L 7–14|
|September 26||at Syracuse*||L 21–35|
|October 3||Boston University*||W 28–7|
|October 10||at Nebraska||W 10–3|
|October 17||Kansas State||W 33–14|
|October 24||at No. 18 Oklahoma||L 6–7|
|October 31||Iowa State||W 7–0|
|November 7||at Colorado||L 14–27|
|November 14||Oklahoma State*||W 28–14|
|November 21||Missouri||L 9–13|
- "1959 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1959-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
- 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
- "1959 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1959.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.