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1959 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 39-31-3, .555 W-L% (5th 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 Completion Percentage

1. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 58.0
2. Ronnie Stanley (Baylor) 57.2

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 7.0
2. Ronnie Stanley (Baylor) 5.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 5.7
2. Ronnie Stanley (Baylor) 3.3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Don Meredith (Southern Methodist) 125.8
2. Ronnie Stanley (Baylor) 100.3

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Mooty (Arkansas) 5.6
2. Jack Collins (Texas) 5.1
3. Ronnie Bull (Baylor) 5.0
4. Jack Spikes (Texas Christian) 4.7
5. Marvin Lasater (Texas Christian) 4.6
6. Marshall Harris (Texas Christian) 4.5
7. Bill Bucek (Rice) 4.4
8. Lance Alworth (Arkansas) 4.3
9. Gordon Speer (Rice) 4.1
10. Mike Dowdle (Texas) 3.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Russell Hill (Texas A&M) 17.9
2. Glynn Gregory (Southern Methodist) 12.3
3. Ronnie Bull (Baylor) 9.2