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1959 Big Ten Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 46-40-5, .533 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.78 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 9.42 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Wisconsin

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Iowa, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue and Wisconsin)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Illinois and Wisconsin)

34 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 26, 1959 Sat Indiana 20 Illinois 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Oct 3, 1959 Sat Michigan State 34 @ Michigan 8
3 Oct 3, 1959 Sat Minnesota 24 Indiana 14
4 Oct 3, 1959 Sat (2) Northwestern 14 @ (5) Iowa 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
5 Oct 10, 1959 Sat (20) Illinois 9 @ Ohio State 0
6 Oct 10, 1959 Sat (10) Iowa 37 Michigan State 8
7 Oct 10, 1959 Sat (2) Northwestern 6 Minnesota 0
8 Oct 10, 1959 Sat (7) Purdue 21 (9) Wisconsin 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
9 Oct 17, 1959 Sat (13) Illinois 14 Minnesota 6
10 Oct 17, 1959 Sat (2) Northwestern 20 @ Michigan 7
11 Oct 17, 1959 Sat Ohio State 15 (6) Purdue 0
12 Oct 17, 1959 Sat Wisconsin 25 (9) Iowa 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
13 Oct 24, 1959 Sat Michigan 14 @ Minnesota 6
14 Oct 24, 1959 Sat Michigan State 14 Indiana 6
15 Oct 24, 1959 Sat (14) Purdue 14 (15) Iowa 7
16 Oct 24, 1959 Sat (12) Wisconsin 12 (20) Ohio State 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Oct 31, 1959 Sat (2) Northwestern 30 Indiana 13
18 Oct 31, 1959 Sat Ohio State 30 Michigan State 24
19 Oct 31, 1959 Sat (11) Purdue 7 Illinois 7
20 Oct 31, 1959 Sat (10) Wisconsin 19 @ Michigan 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 Nov 7, 1959 Sat Indiana 0 Ohio State 0
22 Nov 7, 1959 Sat Iowa 33 Minnesota 0
23 Nov 7, 1959 Sat Michigan 20 @ Illinois 15
24 Nov 7, 1959 Sat Michigan State 15 (14) Purdue 0
25 Nov 7, 1959 Sat (9) Wisconsin 24 @ (2) Northwestern 19
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
26 Nov 14, 1959 Sat Illinois 9 @ (7) Wisconsin 6
27 Nov 14, 1959 Sat Indiana 26 Michigan 7
28 Nov 14, 1959 Sat (16) Iowa 16 @ Ohio State 7
29 Nov 14, 1959 Sat (19) Michigan State 15 (6) Northwestern 10
30 Nov 14, 1959 Sat Purdue 29 Minnesota 23
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
31 Nov 21, 1959 Sat Illinois 28 (8) Northwestern 0
32 Nov 21, 1959 Sat Michigan 23 Ohio State 14
33 Nov 21, 1959 Sat Purdue 10 @ Indiana 7
34 Nov 21, 1959 Sat (9) Wisconsin 11 @ Minnesota 7