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1959 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-2, .818 W-L% (9th of 112) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rip Engle (9-2)

PS/G: 23.8 (12th of 112) ▪ PA/G: 10.2 (19th of 112)
SRS: 13.24 (15th of 112) ▪ SOS: 3.24 (48th of 112)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 7-0 versus Alabama

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
  18   16 10 8 7 7 10 7 15 14 12

11 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 19, 1959 Sat Penn State @ Missouri Big 7 W 19 8 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 26, 1959 Sat (18) Penn State Virginia Military Institute Southern W 21 0 2 0 0 W 2
3 Oct 3, 1959 Sat Penn State Colgate Ind W 58 20 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 10, 1959 Sat (16) Penn State @ Army Ind W 17 11 4 0 0 W 4
5 Oct 17, 1959 Sat (10) Penn State Boston University Ind W 21 12 5 0 0 W 5
6 Oct 24, 1959 Sat (8) Penn State N (13) Illinois Big Ten W 20 9 6 0 0 W 6 Cleveland, OH
7 Oct 31, 1959 Sat (7) Penn State @ West Virginia Southern W 28 10 7 0 0 W 7
8 Nov 7, 1959 Sat (7) Penn State (4) Syracuse Ind L 18 20 7 1 0 L 1
9 Nov 14, 1959 Sat (10) Penn State Holy Cross Ind W 46 0 8 1 0 W 1
10 Nov 21, 1959 Sat (7) Penn State @ Pittsburgh Ind L 7 22 8 2 0 L 1
11 Dec 19, 1959 Sat (14) Penn State N (11) Alabama SEC W 7 0 9 2 0 W 1 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)