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1959 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-31-3, .555 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.75 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 8.88 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Arkansas, Texas and Texas Christian

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Southern Methodist, Texas and Texas Christian)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas, Texas and Texas Christian)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Arkansas 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 14.8 9.2 14.75 8.39
Texas 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 19.6 8.7 19.58 8.39
Texas Christian 8 3 0 .727 5 1 0 .833 15.4 6.8 16.44 9.26
Southern Methodist 5 4 1 .550 2 3 1 .417 14.7 13.3 9.51 8.41
Baylor 4 6 0 .400 2 4 0 .333 10.6 15.4 5.39 10.29
Rice 1 7 2 .200 1 4 1 .250 8.6 19.7 -0.20 11.00
Texas A&M 3 7 0 .300 0 6 0 .000 10.1 14.1 2.80 6.40

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
Texas 17 15 10 4 3 3 4 3 2 5 4 4 4
Texas Christian 13 9       16 15 17 18 10 8 7 7
Arkansas       19 12 10 17 16 20 13 10 9 9
Southern Methodist 4 6   15 15                

3 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 Cotton Bowl Syracuse 23 Texas 14 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1959-12-19 Bluebonnet Bowl Clemson 23 Texas Christian 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 105
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 83
3. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 62
4. Donald George (TXX) 24
5. Bobby Ply (BAY) 22
6. Bill Bucek (RICE) 20
7. Jim Monroe (AR) 19
8. Larry Dawson (TXX) 16
9. John Schnable (RICE) 14
10. Alvin Hartman (RICE) 13
Pass Attempts
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 181
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 145
3. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 117
4. Donald George (TXX) 65
5. Bill Bucek (RICE) 55
6. Alvin Hartman (RICE) 40
7. Bobby Ply (BAY) 38
8. Larry Dawson (TXX) 33
9. John Schnable (RICE) 31
10. Jim Monroe (AR) 30
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 58.0
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 57.2
Passing Yards
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 1266
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 800
3. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 752
4. Donald George (TXX) 315
5. Bill Bucek (RICE) 259
6. Bobby Ply (BAY) 240
7. Jim Monroe (AR) 202
8. Larry Dawson (TXX) 175
9. Alvin Hartman (RICE) 161
10. Bobby Lackey (TX) 152
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 7.0
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 5.5
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 5.7
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 3.3
Passing Touchdowns
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 11
2. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 4
  Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 4
4. Jim Monroe (AR) 3
  Larry Dawson (TXX) 3
6. Bart Shirley (TX) 2
  Donald George (TXX) 2
  Rene Ramirez (TX) 2
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 10
  Don Meredith (SMETH) 10
3. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 9
4. George McKinney (AR) 6
  Donald George (TXX) 6
6. Larry Dawson (TXX) 4
  Bill Bucek (RICE) 4
8. Bobby Lackey (TX) 3
  Jim Monroe (AR) 3
10. John Schnable (RICE) 2
  Bobby Ply (BAY) 2
  John Bubba Fergusson (AR) 2
  Alvin Hartman (RICE) 2
  S Holmes (AR) 2
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 125.8
2. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 100.3
Rush Attempts
1. Jack Spikes (TXX) 140
2. Bill Bucek (RICE) 117
3. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 113
  Gordon LeBoeuf (TXAM) 113
5. Don Meredith (SMETH) 102
6. Jim Mooty (AR) 93
7. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 91
8. Jack Collins (TX) 89
9. Lance Alworth (AR) 85
10. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 76
Rushing Yards
1. Jack Spikes (TXX) 660
2. Jim Mooty (AR) 519
3. Bill Bucek (RICE) 511
4. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 459
5. Jack Collins (TX) 450
6. Lance Alworth (AR) 366
7. Rene Ramirez (TX) 353
8. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 350
9. Gordon LeBoeuf (TXAM) 341
10. Marshall Harris (TXX) 337
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jim Mooty (AR) 5.6
2. Jack Collins (TX) 5.1
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5.0
4. Jack Spikes (TXX) 4.7
5. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 4.6
6. Marshall Harris (TXX) 4.5
7. Bill Bucek (RICE) 4.4
8. Lance Alworth (AR) 4.3
9. Gordon Speer (RICE) 4.1
10. Curtis Cox (AR) 3.9
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Jack Spikes (TXX) 5
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 5
  Jim Mooty (AR) 5
  Mike Dowdle (TX) 5
  Harry Moreland (TXX) 5
6. Jack Collins (TX) 4
  Marvin Lasater (TXX) 4
  Bill Bucek (RICE) 4
9. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 3
  Jim Monroe (AR) 3
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 3
Receptions
1. Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 30
2. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 20
3. Russell Hill (TXAM) 19
4. Gerry Moore (BAY) 18
  Austin Gonsoulin (BAY) 18
6. Sonny Davis (BAY) 17
  Gary Wisener (BAY) 17
8. Randy Sims (TXAM) 16
9. Tirey Wilemon (SMETH) 14
10. Jack Estes (TXAM) 13
Receiving Yards
1. Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 369
2. Russell Hill (TXAM) 341
3. Tirey Wilemon (SMETH) 256
4. Austin Gonsoulin (BAY) 235
5. Sonny Davis (BAY) 203
6. Gerry Moore (BAY) 191
7. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 183
8. Jack Estes (TXAM) 165
9. Gary Wisener (BAY) 149
10. Henry Christopher (SMETH) 147
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Russell Hill (TXAM) 17.9
2. Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 12.3
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 9.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Bud Jones (SMETH) 3
  Jack Collins (TX) 3
3. Steve Butler (AR) 2
  Randy Sims (TXAM) 2
  Sonny Davis (BAY) 2
  Larry Cooper (TX) 2
  Marshall Harris (TXX) 2
  Marvin Lasater (TXX) 2
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 2
  Jimmy Gilmore (TXX) 2
  Austin Gonsoulin (BAY) 2
  Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Jack Spikes (TXX) 142
2. Bill Bucek (RICE) 124
3. Gordon LeBoeuf (TXAM) 114
4. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 113
5. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 111
6. Don Meredith (SMETH) 102
7. Jim Mooty (AR) 97
  Jack Collins (TX) 97
9. Lance Alworth (AR) 92
10. Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 80
  Marvin Lasater (TXX) 80
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Jack Spikes (TXX) 686
2. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 642
3. Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 638
4. Jack Collins (TX) 584
5. Bill Bucek (RICE) 580
6. Jim Mooty (AR) 534
7. Lance Alworth (AR) 448
8. Tirey Wilemon (SMETH) 419
9. Marvin Lasater (TXX) 418
10. Marshall Harris (TXX) 398
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jack Collins (TX) 7
2. Harry Moreland (TXX) 6
  Marvin Lasater (TXX) 6
4. Jack Spikes (TXX) 5
  Bill Bucek (RICE) 5
  Bobby Lackey (TX) 5
  Jim Mooty (AR) 5
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5
  Mike Dowdle (TX) 5
10. Glynn Gregory (SMETH) 3
  Marshall Harris (TXX) 3
  Rene Ramirez (TX) 3
  Frank Jackson (SMETH) 3
  Lance Alworth (AR) 3
  Bud Jones (SMETH) 3
  Jim Monroe (AR) 3
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 3
Total Plays
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 283
2. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 230
3. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 206
4. Bill Bucek (RICE) 172
5. Jack Spikes (TXX) 140
6. Gordon LeBoeuf (TXAM) 113
7. Jack Collins (TX) 100
8. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 94
9. Jim Mooty (AR) 93
10. Donald George (TXX) 91
Total Yards
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 1291
2. Charles Milstead (TXAM) 829
3. Bill Bucek (RICE) 770
4. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 736
5. Jack Spikes (TXX) 660
6. Jack Collins (TX) 547
7. Jim Mooty (AR) 519
8. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 509
9. Lance Alworth (AR) 429
10. Rene Ramirez (TX) 398
Total Touchdowns
1. Don Meredith (SMETH) 13
2. Bobby Lackey (TX) 7
3. Jim Monroe (AR) 6
4. Jack Collins (TX) 5
  Jack Spikes (TXX) 5
  Bill Bucek (RICE) 5
  Jim Mooty (AR) 5
  Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 5
  Mike Dowdle (TX) 5
  Harry Moreland (TXX) 5