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1959 Tennessee Volunteers football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1959 record5–4–1 (3–4–1 SEC)
Head coachBowden Wyatt
Home stadiumShields-Watkins Field
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5/5 Georgia 7 0 0     10 1 0
#3/3 LSU 5 1 0     9 2 0
#2/2 Ole Miss 5 1 0     10 1 0
#10/13 Alabama 4 1 2     7 2 2
#NR/15 Auburn 4 3 0     7 3 0
Vanderbilt 3 2 2     5 3 2
Georgia Tech 3 3 0     6 5 0
Tennessee 3 4 1     5 4 1
#19/19 Florida 2 4 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 1 6 0     4 6 0
Tulane 0 5 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 7 0     2 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1959 Tennessee Volunteers (variously "Tennessee", "UT" or the "Vols") represented the University of Tennessee in the 1959 college football season. Playing as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC), the team was led by head coach Bowden Wyatt, in his fifth year, and played their home games at Shields-Watkins Field in Knoxville, Tennessee. They finished the season with a record of five wins, four losses and one tie (5–4–1 overall, 3–4–1 in the SEC).

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 26 #3 Auburn Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN W 3–0    
October 3 Mississippi State #9 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 22–6    
October 10 #3 Georgia Tech #8 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 7–14    
October 17 at Alabama #14 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Third Saturday in October) T 7–7    
October 24* Chattanooga Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 23–0    
October 31* at North Carolina #20 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 29–7    
November 7† #1 LSU #13 Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN W 14–13    
November 14 Ole Miss #9 Crump StadiumMemphis, TN L 7–37    
November 21 at Kentucky #20 McLean StadiumLexington, KY (Battle for the Barrel) L 0–20    
November 28 Vanderbilt Shields-Watkins Field • Knoxville, TN L 0–14    
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jerry DeLucca Tackle Expansion Draft Dallas Cowboys

ReferencesEdit

General

Specific

  1. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 122
  2. 2011 Tennessee Football Record Book, p. 100
  3. "1960 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1960/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved March 8, 2012.
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