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1959 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 73-44-7, .617 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 10.84 (1st of 12) ▪ SOS: 6.76 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Georgia

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Auburn, Louisiana State and Mississippi)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana State and Mississippi)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 10 1 0 .909 7 0 0 1.000 20.7 8.1 16.00 4.91
Mississippi 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 31.8 1.9 24.12 4.67
Louisiana State 9 2 0 .818 5 2 0 .714 14.9 4.5 19.66 9.84
Alabama 7 2 2 .727 4 1 2 .714 8.6 5.4 7.82 3.73
Auburn 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 17.4 5.8 14.30 4.60
Vanderbilt 5 3 2 .600 3 2 2 .571 13.8 10.6 7.37 5.07
Georgia Tech 6 5 0 .545 3 3 0 .500 12.4 11.0 10.87 9.87
Tennessee 5 4 1 .550 3 4 1 .438 11.2 11.8 9.17 8.17
Florida 5 4 1 .550 2 4 0 .333 16.9 10.7 8.63 4.63
Kentucky 4 6 0 .400 1 6 0 .143 14.0 10.7 10.67 8.97
Tulane 3 6 1 .350 0 5 1 .083 9.4 17.6 3.45 8.85
Mississippi State 2 7 0 .222 0 7 0 .000 10.7 22.0 -2.02 7.87

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Mississippi 8 4 3 5 5 4 3 5 5 2 2 2 2
Louisiana State 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 3 3 3
Georgia   17 13       14 11 12 6 6 5 5
Alabama                   17 19 11 10
Florida   19 19 17 19             18 19
Auburn 3 3 17 14 11 7 8 8 8 12 11    
Georgia Tech   16 7 3 4 9 9 19 15        
Tennessee     9 8 14   20 13 9 20      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1960-01-02 Gator Bowl Arkansas 14 Georgia Tech 7 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1960-01-01 Orange Bowl Georgia 14 Missouri 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1960-01-01 Sugar Bowl Mississippi 21 Louisiana State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1959-12-19 Liberty Bowl Penn State 7 Alabama 0 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 62
2. Jake Gibbs (MS) 46
3. Russ Morris (VAND) 44
4. Phil Nugent (TLN) 42
5. Warren Rabb (LAST) 33
6. Fred Braselton (GATECH) 32
7. Richard Allen (FL) 31
8. Bob Cornett (TLN) 30
  Lowell Hughes (KY) 30
10. Jerry Eisaman (KY) 29
Pass Attempts
1. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 102
  Phil Nugent (TLN) 102
3. Jake Gibbs (MS) 94
4. Russ Morris (VAND) 92
5. Richard Allen (FL) 90
6. Jerry Eisaman (KY) 71
7. Lowell Hughes (KY) 67
8. Warren Rabb (LAST) 65
9. Fred Braselton (GATECH) 64
10. Billy Hill (MSST) 62
Passing Yards
1. Jake Gibbs (MS) 755
2. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 736
3. Richard Allen (FL) 613
4. Russ Morris (VAND) 579
5. Phil Nugent (TLN) 511
6. Bob Cornett (TLN) 445
7. Warren Rabb (LAST) 422
8. Jack Jones (FL) 395
9. Lowell Hughes (KY) 375
10. Fred Braselton (GATECH) 368
Passing Touchdowns
1. Jake Gibbs (MS) 6
  Fran Tarkenton (GA) 6
3. Richard Allen (FL) 5
4. Robert Skelton (AL) 4
  Jerry Eisaman (KY) 4
  Warren Rabb (LAST) 4
  Durel Matherne (LAST) 4
  Fred Braselton (GATECH) 4
  Charley Britt (GA) 4
10. Jack Jones (FL) 3
  Gene Etter (TN) 3
  Phil Nugent (TLN) 3
  Richard Wood (AUB) 3
  Doug Elmore (MS) 3
Passing Interceptions
1. Billy Tohill (MSST) 9
2. Bob Cornett (TLN) 7
  Phil Nugent (TLN) 7
4. Billy Hill (MSST) 6
  Fran Tarkenton (GA) 6
6. Jerry Eisaman (KY) 5
  Richard Wood (AUB) 5
  Charley Britt (GA) 5
  Lowell Hughes (KY) 5
10. Bryant Harvard (AUB) 4
  Richard Allen (FL) 4
  Russ Morris (VAND) 4
  Bobby Hunt (AUB) 4
  Warren Rabb (LAST) 4
  Gene Etter (TN) 4
  John Correro (MSST) 4
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 4
Rush Attempts
1. Pat Trammell (AL) 156
2. Charlie Flowers (MS) 141
3. Billy Cannon (LAST) 139
4. Tom Moore (VAND) 125
5. Billy Majors (TN) 105
6. Terry Terrebonne (TLN) 103
7. Charles Sturgeon (KY) 101
8. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 98
  Calvin Bird (KY) 98
  Gene Etter (TN) 98
Rushing Yards
1. Charlie Flowers (MS) 733
2. Tom Moore (VAND) 676
3. Billy Cannon (LAST) 598
4. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 552
5. Pat Trammell (AL) 525
6. Ed Dyas (AUB) 504
7. Charles Sturgeon (KY) 417
8. Terry Terrebonne (TLN) 408
9. Glenn Shaw (KY) 345
10. Tommy Mason (TLN) 336
  Calvin Bird (KY) 336
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 5.6
2. Tom Moore (VAND) 5.4
3. Ed Dyas (AUB) 5.2
4. Charlie Flowers (MS) 5.2
5. Hoss Anderson (MS) 4.8
6. Floyd Faucette (GATECH) 4.8
7. Billy Cannon (LAST) 4.3
8. Tommy Mason (TLN) 4.1
9. Charles Sturgeon (KY) 4.1
10. Billy Hill (MSST) 4.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Charlie Flowers (MS) 11
2. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 7
  Jake Gibbs (MS) 7
4. Billy Cannon (LAST) 5
5. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 4
6. Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 3
  Glenn Glass (TN) 3
  Bobby Franklin (MS) 3
  Floyd Faucette (GATECH) 3
  Ed Dyas (AUB) 3
  Hoss Anderson (MS) 3
  Gene Etter (TN) 3
  Doug Elmore (MS) 3
  Bobby Walden (GA) 3
Receptions
1. Bobby Towns (GA) 18
2. Calvin Bird (KY) 16
  Johnny Robinson (LAST) 16
4. Pete Abadie (TLN) 14
  Bobby Walden (GA) 14
  Lee Welch (MSST) 14
  Tom Moore (VAND) 14
  Perry McGriff (FL) 14
9. Dewey Partridge (MS) 13
  Fred Brown (GA) 13
Receiving Yards
1. Bobby Towns (GA) 263
2. Perry McGriff (FL) 254
3. Rooster Akin (VAND) 193
4. Pete Abadie (TLN) 188
  Fred Brown (GA) 188
6. Bobby Crespino (MS) 186
7. Johnny Robinson (LAST) 181
8. Tom Moore (VAND) 170
9. Jerry Daniels (MS) 164
10. Larry Grantham (MS) 162
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Johnny Robinson (LAST) 4
2. Don Norwood (LAST) 3
  Pete Abadie (TLN) 3
  Fred Murphy (GATECH) 3
  Fred Brown (GA) 3
6. Bobby Towns (GA) 2
  Tommy Mason (TLN) 2
  Bill Herron (GA) 2
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 2
  Gordon Kelley (GA) 2
  Tom Moore (VAND) 2
  Stanley Bell (AL) 2
  Marvin Phillips (TN) 2
  James Hall (MS) 2
  Perry McGriff (FL) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Pat Trammell (AL) 156
2. Billy Cannon (LAST) 150
3. Charlie Flowers (MS) 145
4. Tom Moore (VAND) 139
5. Calvin Bird (KY) 114
6. Terry Terrebonne (TLN) 110
7. Charles Sturgeon (KY) 109
8. Billy Majors (TN) 105
9. Johnny Robinson (LAST) 100
10. Ed Dyas (AUB) 99
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Tom Moore (VAND) 846
2. Charlie Flowers (MS) 801
3. Billy Cannon (LAST) 759
4. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 552
5. Ed Dyas (AUB) 530
6. Pat Trammell (AL) 525
7. Charles Sturgeon (KY) 508
8. Johnny Robinson (LAST) 497
9. Calvin Bird (KY) 487
10. Fred Brown (GA) 466
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Charlie Flowers (MS) 11
2. Jake Gibbs (MS) 7
  Bobby Hunt (AUB) 7
4. Billy Cannon (LAST) 5
  Johnny Robinson (LAST) 5
6. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 4
7. Floyd Faucette (GATECH) 3
  Bobby Walden (GA) 3
  Pete Abadie (TLN) 3
  Don Norwood (LAST) 3
  Bobby Franklin (MS) 3
  Cowboy Woodruff (MS) 3
  Fred Murphy (GATECH) 3
  Ed Dyas (AUB) 3
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 3
  Fred Brown (GA) 3
  Doug Elmore (MS) 3
  Lamar Rawson (AUB) 3
  Gene Etter (TN) 3
  Hoss Anderson (MS) 3
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 3
  Marlin Dyess (AL) 3
  John McGeever (AUB) 3
  Glenn Glass (TN) 3
Total Plays
1. Pat Trammell (AL) 205
2. Phil Nugent (TLN) 184
3. Jake Gibbs (MS) 156
4. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 154
5. Russ Morris (VAND) 148
6. Billy Cannon (LAST) 145
7. Charlie Flowers (MS) 141
8. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 135
9. Gene Etter (TN) 134
10. Billy Majors (TN) 132
Total Yards
1. Jake Gibbs (MS) 983
2. Pat Trammell (AL) 818
3. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 797
4. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 792
5. Charlie Flowers (MS) 733
6. Tom Moore (VAND) 676
7. Phil Nugent (TLN) 636
8. Richard Allen (FL) 627
9. Billy Cannon (LAST) 618
10. Russ Morris (VAND) 547
Total Touchdowns
1. Jake Gibbs (MS) 13
2. Charlie Flowers (MS) 11
3. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 10
4. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 8
5. Gene Etter (TN) 6
  Fred Braselton (GATECH) 6
  Doug Elmore (MS) 6
  Charley Britt (GA) 6
9. Robert Skelton (AL) 5
  Richard Allen (FL) 5
  Billy Cannon (LAST) 5
  Warren Rabb (LAST) 5
  Durel Matherne (LAST) 5
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 5