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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. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 6
  Jake Gibbs (MS) 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. Gene Etter (TN) 3
  Jack Jones (FL) 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. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 6
  Billy Hill (MSST) 6
6. Jerry Eisaman (KY) 5
  Richard Wood (AUB) 5
  Charley Britt (GA) 5
  Lowell Hughes (KY) 5
10. Russ Morris (VAND) 4
  Warren Rabb (LAST) 4
  Bobby Hunt (AUB) 4
  Gene Etter (TN) 4
  John Correro (MSST) 4
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 4
  Bryant Harvard (AUB) 4
  Richard Allen (FL) 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. Calvin Bird (KY) 336
  Tommy Mason (TLN) 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. Bobby Walden (GA) 3
  Hoss Anderson (MS) 3
  Gene Etter (TN) 3
  Doug Elmore (MS) 3
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 3
  Ed Dyas (AUB) 3
  Glenn Glass (TN) 3
  Floyd Faucette (GATECH) 3
  Bobby Franklin (MS) 3

Receptions

1. Bobby Towns (GA) 18
2. Calvin Bird (KY) 16
  Johnny Robinson (LAST) 16
4. Bobby Walden (GA) 14
  Tom Moore (VAND) 14
  Perry McGriff (FL) 14
  Lee Welch (MSST) 14
  Pete Abadie (TLN) 14
9. Fred Brown (GA) 13
  Dewey Partridge (MS) 13

Receiving Yards

1. Bobby Towns (GA) 263
2. Perry McGriff (FL) 254
3. Rooster Akin (VAND) 193
4. Fred Brown (GA) 188
  Pete Abadie (TLN) 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. Fred Murphy (GATECH) 3
  Fred Brown (GA) 3
  Don Norwood (LAST) 3
  Pete Abadie (TLN) 3
6. Bobby Crespino (MS) 2
  Tom Moore (VAND) 2
  Gordon Kelley (GA) 2
  Perry McGriff (FL) 2
  Marvin Phillips (TN) 2
  Tommy Mason (TLN) 2
  Stanley Bell (AL) 2
  Bobby Towns (GA) 2
  James Hall (MS) 2
  Bill Herron (GA) 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. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 7
  Jake Gibbs (MS) 7
4. Billy Cannon (LAST) 5
  Johnny Robinson (LAST) 5
6. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 4
7. Doug Elmore (MS) 3
  John McGeever (AUB) 3
  Fred Murphy (GATECH) 3
  Bobby Walden (GA) 3
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 3
  Fred Brown (GA) 3
  Lamar Rawson (AUB) 3
  Don Norwood (LAST) 3
  Pete Abadie (TLN) 3
  Cowboy Woodruff (MS) 3
  Floyd Faucette (GATECH) 3
  Bobby Franklin (MS) 3
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 3
  Glenn Glass (TN) 3
  Marlin Dyess (AL) 3
  Hoss Anderson (MS) 3
  Gene Etter (TN) 3
  Ed Dyas (AUB) 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
  Billy Cannon (LAST) 5
  Warren Rabb (LAST) 5
  Durel Matherne (LAST) 5
  Marvin Tibbetts (GATECH) 5
  Richard Allen (FL) 5