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1959 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceIndependent
1959 record6–4
Head coachCliff Speegle (5th season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →

The 1959 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University–Stillwater as an independent during the 1959 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth season under head coach Cliff Speegle, the Cowboys compiled a 6–4 record and outscored opponents by a combined total of 181 to 161.[1][2]

On offense, the 1959 team averaged 18.1 points scored, 195.2 rushing yards, and 118.5 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 15.1 points scored, 195.2 rushing yards, and 83.1 passing yards per game[4] The team's statistical leaders included Jim Dillard with 582 rushing yards, Dick Soergel with 1,100 passing yards, Bill Dodson with 286 receiving yards, and Tony Banfield with 66 points scored.[5]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[6]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 19CincinnatiL 9–22
September 26at ArkansasL 7–13
October 3at Kansas StateW 27–21
October 10Tulsa
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK (rivalry)
W 26–0
October 17Houston
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 19–12
October 24[[{{{school}}}|Wichita]]
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 34–14
October 31at MarquetteW 18–12
November 7Denver
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 20–12
November 14at KansasL 14–28
November 28at No. 17 OklahomaL 7–17
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1959 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1959-schedule.html. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 172. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 26, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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