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1959 Purdue Boilermakers football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1959 record5–2–2 (4–2–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJack Mollenkopf (4th season)
Home stadiumRoss–Ade Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6/6 Wisconsin 5 2 0     7 3 0
#NR/16 Michigan State 4 2 0     5 4 0
Purdue 4 2 1     5 2 2
#13/12 Illinois 4 2 1     5 3 1
Northwestern 4 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 3 3 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 2 4 1     4 4 1
Ohio State 2 4 1     3 5 1
Minnesota 1 6 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1959 Purdue Boilermakers football team was an American football team that represented Purdue University during the 1959 Big Ten Conference football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jack Mollenkopf, the Boilermakers compiled a 5–2–2 record, finished in a tie for third place in the Big Ten Conference with a 4–2–1 record against conference opponents, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 109 to 81.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 18at UCLA*No. 11T 0–0
October 3No. 8 Notre Dame*W 28–7
October 10No. 9 WisconsinNo. 7
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 21–0
October 17at Ohio StateNo. 6L 0–15
October 24No. 15 IowaNo. 14
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 14–7
October 31at IllinoisNo. 11T 7–7
November 7at Michigan StateNo. 14L 0–15
November 14Minnesota
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 29–23
November 21at IndianaW 10–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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