1959 Washington State Cougars football team

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1959 Washington State Cougars football
Conference Independent
1959 record 6–4
Head coach Jim Sutherland (4th season)
Home stadium Rogers Field,
Memorial Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
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
Mississippi Southern         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]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Score Attendance
September 19 California S 6-20 L 24,850
September 26 San Jose State Away 30-6 W 15,500
October 3 Oregon Away 6-14 L 16,800
October 10 Pacific Away 20-12 W 15,500
October 17 Stanford Away 36-19 W 28,500
October 24 Idaho Home 27-5 W 19,200
October 31 Oregon State Away 14-0 W 17,601
November 14 Oregon (14) Home 6-7 L 15,500
November 21 Washington (14) Away 0-20 L 56,000
November 26 Houston Away 32-18 W 6,000

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1959 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1959 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016.