|1959 Northwestern Wildcats football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1959 record||6–3 (4–3 Big 10)|
|Head coach||Ara Parseghian (4th season)|
|Captain||James Andreotti (2nd year)|
|Home stadium||Dyche Stadium (Capacity: 55,000)|
|1959 Big Ten football standings|
|#6/6 Wisconsin †||5||–||2||–||0||7||–||3||–||0|
|#NR/16 Michigan State||4||–||2||–||0||5||–||4||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1959 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1959 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 6–3 record (4–3 against Big Ten Conference opponents), finished in fifth place in the Big Ten, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 174 to 134. The team rose to #2 in the AP Poll before losing three consecutive games to end the season.
|September 26||No. 2 Oklahoma*||No. 10||W 45–13||27,500|
|October 3||No. 5 Iowa||No. 2||W 14–10||25,132|
|October 10||at Minnesota||No. 2||W 6–0||56,061|
|October 17||Michigan||No. 2||W 20–7||67,975|||
|October 24||at Notre Dame*||No. 2||W 30–24||59,275|
|October 31||Indiana||No. 2||W 30–13||51,102|
|November 7||No. 9 Wisconsin||No. 2||L 19–24||62,964|
|November 14||No. 19 Michigan State||No. 6||L 10–15||38,421|
|November 21||at Illinois||No. 8||L 0–28||32,390|
- ↑ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/nw/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/nu-mg-07-history.pdf#page=7.
- ↑ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/northwestern/1955-1959_yearly_results.php. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
- ↑ https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/northwestern/1959-schedule.html
- ↑ Hal Middlesworth (October 18, 1959). "'Cats Win, 20-7: U-M Gives All -- But NW Takes". Detroit Free Press: p. 1E. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/30058231/cats_win_207_um_gives_all_but/.
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