1959 Army Cadets football team

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1959 Army Cadets football
ConferenceIndependent
1959 record4–4–1
Head coachDale Hall (1st season)
Home stadiumMichie Stadium
Seasons
← 1958
1960 →
1959 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Syracuse         11 0 0
No. 12 Penn State         9 2 0
Oregon         8 2 0
Rutgers         6 3 0
Detroit         6 4 0
Holy Cross         6 4 0
Memphis State         6 4 0
Miami (FL)         6 4 0
Oklahoma State         6 4 0
No. 20 Pittsburgh         6 4 0
Washington State         6 4 0
Boston College         5 4 0
Pacific (CA)         5 4 0
Air Force         5 4 1
Navy         5 4 1
Army         4 4 1
No. 17 Notre Dame         5 5 0
Florida State         4 6 0
San Jose State         4 6 0
Texas Tech         4 6 0
Xavier         4 6 0
Dayton         3 7 0
Marquette         3 7 0
Oregon State         3 7 0
Colgate         2 7 0
Idaho         1 9 0
Villanova         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1959 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1959 college football season. In their first year under head coach Dale Hall, the Cadets compiled a 4–4–1 record and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 174 to 141.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets lost 43–12 to the Midshipmen. The Cadets also lost to Illinois, Penn State, and Oklahoma.[2]

Army end Bill Carpenter was a consensus first-team player on the 1959 College Football All-America Team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 26Boston CollegeNo. 7W 44–8
October 3at IllinoisNo. 4L 14–20
October 10No. 16 Penn State
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
L 11–17
October 17at DukeW 21–6
October 24Colorado State
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 25–6
October 31vs. Air ForceT 13–13
November 7Villanova
  • Michie Stadium
  • West Point, NY
W 14–0
November 14at OklahomaL 20–28
November 28vs. NavyL 12–43
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel[edit]

1959 Army Black Knights football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Joe Caldwell Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1955-1959)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "1959 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.
  3. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 6. Retrieved February 10, 2015.