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1959 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1959 record5–5 (5–2 ACC)
Head coachJim Hickey (1st season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#11 Clemson   6 1         9 2  
North Carolina   5 2         5 5  
Maryland   4 2         5 5  
South Carolina   4 3         6 4  
Wake Forest   4 3         6 4  
Duke   2 3         4 6  
NC State   0 6         1 9  
Virginia   0 5         0 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1959 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. The Tar Heels were led by first-year head coach Jim Hickey and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 19No. 18 ClemsonNo. 12L 18–20
September 26at Notre Dame*L 8–28
October 3NC State
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 20–12
October 10No. 11 South Carolina
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 19–6
October 17at MarylandL 7–14
October 24at Wake ForestW 21–19
October 31No. 20 Tennessee*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–29
November 6at Miami (FL)*L 7–14
November 14Virginia
W 41–0
November 26at DukeW 50–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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