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1959 Washington State Cougars football
ConferenceIndependent
1959 record6–4
Head coachJim Sutherland (4th season)
Home stadiumRogers Field,
Memorial Stadium (Spokane, WA)
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 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University as an independent during the 1959 college football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jim Sutherland, the Cougars compiled a 6–4 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 177 to 121.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Mel Melin with 526 passing yards, Keith Lincoln with 670 rushing yards, and Gail Cogdill with 531 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 19CaliforniaL 6–20 24,850
September 26at San Jose StateW 30–6 15,500
October 3at OregonL 6–14 16,800
October 10at PacificW 20–12 15,500
October 17at StanfordW 36–19 28,500
October 24IdahoW 27–5 19,200
October 31at Oregon StateW 14–0 17,601
November 14No. 14 Oregon
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 6–7 15,500
November 21at No. 14 WashingtonL 0–20 56,000
November 26at HoustonW 32–18 6,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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