1959 Football Team

Overall Record: 4-5 Conference Record: 3-4
Conference Finish: 7th place
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: George Genyk
Most Valuable Player: Tony Rio
Meyer Morton Award: Willard Hildebrand
John Maulbetsch Award: Bob Brown
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Don Dufek, Henry Fonde, Jack Fouts, Robert Holloway, Jack Nelson
Manager: John Jabe Jr.

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Missouri   -/- 09/26 H L 15-20 52,756
Michigan State   -/- 10/03 H L 8-34 103,234
Oregon State   -/- 10/10 H W 18-7 76,020
Northwestern   -/2 10/17 H L 7-20 68,393
Minnesota   -/- 10/24 A W 14-6 56,082
Wisconsin (HC)   -/10 10/31 H L 10-19 68,756
Illinois   -/- 11/07 A W 20-15 44,768
Indiana   -/- 11/14 A L 7-26 24,171
Ohio State   -/- 11/21 H W 23-14 88,804
Totals 122-161 582,984

Starting Lineups             
PositionPlayer
left end John Halstead (9)
left tackle Thomas Jobson (9)
left guard George Genyk (8)
Mike Fillichio
center Jerry Smith (9)
right guard Alex Callahan (8)
Mike Fillichio
right tackle Jared Bushong (5)
Jon Schopf (2)
Donald Deskins
Willard Hildebrand
right end Robert Johnson (9)
quarterback Stan Noskin (9)
fullback Tony Rio (9)
left halfback Darrell Harper (9)
right halfback Fred Julian (7)
Brad Myers (2)

View full 1959 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1959 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Don Deskins, Rudd VanDyne, William Tunnicliff, Gary Kane, Scott Maentz, Richard Bushong, Willard Hildebrand, Gary McNitt
4th Row
Paul Raeder, Jim Zubkus, John Stamos, Tom Jobson, William Stine, Jim Korowin, Ken Tureaud, Bennie McRae, Paul Palmer, Dennis Fitzgerald, Jim Hunt (Trainer)
3rd Row
John Jabe (Manager), Todd Grant, Benjamin Hall, Louis Pavloff, Donald Hannah, Harry Newman, Paul Poulos, Jon Schopf, Keith Cowan, Stephen Stieler
2nd Row
James McPherson, Thomas. DeMassa, Michael Fillichio, Jerry Leith, Fred Julian, Anthony Rio, Brad Myers, Darrell. Harper, Guy Curtis
Front Row
Bob Johnson, Stan Noskin, Jared Bushong, H. O. Crisler (director of athletics), George Genyk, Chalmers W. Elliott (Head Football Coach), Gerald Smith, Alexander Callahan, John Halstead