1959 UCLA Bruins football team

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1959 UCLA Bruins football
AAWU champion
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1959 record 5–4–1 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coach Bill Barnes (2nd season)
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 8 Washington ^ + 3 1 0     10 1 0
No. 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
  • ^ – Selected as Rose Bowl representative
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]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 18 No. 11 Purdue* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 0-0   38,675[3]
October 3 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 21-25   30,683[4]
October 17 California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Rivalry) W 19-12   33,008[3]
October 23 Air Force* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 7-20   33,008[3]
October 31 No. 17 Washington Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 7-23   32,838[3]
November 7 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 55-13   35,000[5]
November 13 North Carolina State* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 21-12   21,149[3]
November 21 at No. 4 USC Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Victory Bell) W 10-3   85,917
November 28 Utah* No. 20 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 21-6   19,600[3]
December 5 No. 1 Syracuse* No. 17 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 8-36   46,557[3]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Pacific Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1959 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g "'59 coliseum attendance in 33.6% increase". Los Angeles Times. 25 December 1959. 
  4. ^ "Pittsburgh air attack overcomes UCLA, 25-21". The Washington Post. 4 October 1959. 
  5. ^ Wolf, Al (8 November 1959). "BRUINS REBOUND TO CRUSH TRIBE, 55-13". Los Angeles Times. 
  6. ^ "2015 UCLA Bruins Football Media Guide Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). Retrieved December 19, 2016.