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1959 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Syracuse (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Billy Cannon (Louisiana State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Ben Schwartzwalder (Syracuse)

AP Preseason #1: Louisiana State ▪ AP Final #1: Syracuse

9 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)
1960-01-01 Orange Bowl Georgia 14 Missouri 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1960-01-01 Rose Bowl Washington 44 Wisconsin 8 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1960-01-01 Sugar Bowl Mississippi 21 Louisiana State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1960-01-01 Tangerine Bowl Middle Tennessee State 21 Presbyterian 12 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1959-12-31 Sun Bowl New Mexico State 28 North Texas 8 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1959-12-19 Bluebonnet Bowl Clemson 23 Texas Christian 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1959-12-19 Liberty Bowl Penn State 7 Alabama 0 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)