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1959 UCLA Bruins football
AAWU co-champion
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1959 record5–4–1 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coachBill Barnes (2nd season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Washington § 3 1 0     10 1 0
#14 USC § 3 1 0     8 2 0
UCLA § 3 1 0     5 4 1
California 1 3 0     2 8 0
Stanford 0 4 0     3 7 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1959 college football season. In their second year under head coach Bill Barnes, the Bruins compiled a 5–4–1 record (3–1 conference) and finished in a three-way tie for first place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1959 were quarterback Billy Kilmer with 702 passing yards each, Ray Smith with 417 rushing yards, and Marv Luster with 366 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 18No. 11 Purdue*T 0-038,675[3]
October 3at Pittsburgh*L 21-2530,683[4]
October 17California
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry)
W 19-1233,008[3]
October 23Air Force*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7-2033,008[3]
October 31No. 17 Washington
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 7-2332,838[3]
November 7at StanfordW 55-1335,000[5]
November 13North Carolina State*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 21-1221,149[3]
November 21at No. 4 USC
W 10-385,917
November 28Utah*No. 20
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 21-619,600[3]
December 5No. 1 Syracuse*No. 17
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 8-3646,557[3]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
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