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]

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

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.