1960 Gator Bowl (January)

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1960 Gator Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia Tech 7 0 0 0 7
Arkansas 0 7 7 0 14
Date January 2, 1960
Season 1959
Stadium Gator Bowl
Location Jacksonville, Florida
MVP

Arkansas: Jim Mooty

Georgia Tech: Maxie Baughan
Attendance 45,104
Payout US$196,851
Gator Bowl
 < 1958 1960 (Dec)

The 1960 Gator Bowl was a college football bowl game between the Southwest Conference (SWC) co-champion Arkansas Razorbacks and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC). Arkansas defeated Georgia Tech, 14–7, in front of 45,104 spectators.[1] There were two players named Most Valuable Player: Jim Mooty of Arkansas and Maxie Baughan of Georgia Tech.[2][3]

Setting[edit]

The 1960 Gator Bowl featured Arkansas, led by Frank Broyles against his alma mater and mentor, Bobby Dodd. Georgia Tech was 11–2 in bowl games entering the contest.[4]

Arkansas finished their SWC schedule 5–1, losing only to #3 Texas. The Hogs also lost to #6 Ole Miss at Crump Stadium in a non-conference match-up.

Georgia Tech started 4–0, but struggled the rest of the year, losing to Auburn, Duke, and Georgia at home, and Alabama in Birmingham.

The Yellow Jackets and Razorbacks had one common opponent, the SMU Mustangs (5–4–1), who Georgia Tech defeated 16–12 and lost to the Arkansas, 17–14.

Game summary[edit]

Georgia Tech began the game by controlling the ball for over eleven minutes before failing a field goal from the Arkansas 8-yard line. However, it took only two plays on Tech's second drive to hit pay dirt as Georgia Tech quarterback Marvin Tibbetts scrambled 51 yards for a touchdown. Joe Paul Alberty scored from one yard out on the ensuing Razorback possession to tie the game at 7. Razorback rushers Lance Alworth and Jim Mooty took over in the third quarter, working in tandem to go 78 yards with Mooty finishing with a 19 yard score.

Arkansas' record in the postseason improved to 2–1–2, with Tech dropping to 11–3.

Two members were later inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, Maxie Baughan, a center and linebacker named an All-American during 1959 from Georgia Tech, and Frank Broyles, the head coach of Arkansas.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Attendance Recap." Attendance. The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
  2. ^ "MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS WINNING TEAM." Site. Archived 2012-12-06 at Archive.is The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
  3. ^ "MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS LOSING TEAM." Site. The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
  4. ^ "Georgia Tech Bowl History". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Hall of Fame Inductees." Site. Archived 2013-01-24 at Archive.is The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009