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1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 17
1959 record5–5
Head coachJoe Kuharich (1st season)
CaptainKen Adamson
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Syracuse         11 0 0
No. 12 Penn State         9 2 0
Oregon         8 2 0
Rutgers         6 3 0
Detroit         6 4 0
Holy Cross         6 4 0
Memphis State         6 4 0
Miami (FL)         6 4 0
Oklahoma State         6 4 0
No. 20 Pittsburgh         6 4 0
Washington State         6 4 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Pacific (CA)         5 4 0
Air Force         5 4 1
Navy         5 4 1
Army         4 4 1
No. 17 Notre Dame         5 5 0
Florida State         4 6 0
San Jose State         4 6 0
Texas Tech         4 6 0
Xavier         4 6 0
Dayton         3 7 0
Marquette         3 7 0
Oregon State         3 7 0
Colgate         2 7 0
Idaho         1 9 0
Villanova         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 26North CarolinaW 28–856,746
October 3at PurdueNo. 8L 7–2850,362
October 10at CaliforniaW 28–668,500
October 17at Michigan StateL 0–1973,480
October 24No. 2 Northwestern
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 24–3059,078
October 31Navy
W 25–2258,652
November 7No. 19 Georgia Tech
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
L 10–1458,575
November 14at PittsburghL 13–2852,337
November 21at No. 16 IowaW 20–1958,500
November 28No. 7 USC
W 16–648,684
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Notre Dame edges Navy on late kick". Spokesman-Review. Chicago Tribune ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 3, sports. November 1, 1959. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9WwpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=cOcDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3460%2C540210.
  2. "Irish upset Iowa, 20-19 on George Izo's passing". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 3, sports. November 22, 1959. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=c2NWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-PEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2081%2C2172701.
  3. "Notre Dame mauls Trojans, 16-6". Spokesman-Review. Chicago Tribune ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 1, sports. November 29, 1959. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=emNWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=-PEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3109%2C4741792.

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