1960 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1960 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. T–11
AP No. 15
1960 record 6–2–1 (4–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Duffy Daugherty (7th season)
MVP Tom Wilson
Captain Herb Adderley, Fred Arbanas, Fred Boylen
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 76,000)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 3 Iowa + 5 1 0     8 1 0
No. 8 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
No. 15 Michigan State 4 2 0     6 2 1
Illinois 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 3 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
No. 19 Purdue 3 4 0     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 7 0     1 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh season under head coach Duffy Daugherty, the Spartans compiled a 6–2–1 overall record (4–2 against Big Ten opponents), finished in fourth place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #15 in the final AP Poll.[1][2]

Halfback Herb Adderly was selected by the United Press International as a first-team player on the 1960 All-Big Ten Conference football team.[3]

The 1960 Spartans won all three of their annual rivalry games. In the annual Indiana–Michigan State football rivalry game, the Spartans defeated the Hoosiers by a 35 to 0 score. In the Notre Dame rivalry game, the Spartans defeated the Fighting Irish by a 21 to 0 score. And, in the annual Michigan–Michigan State football rivalry game, the Spartans defeated the Wolverines by a 24 to 17 score.[2]

In non-conference play, the Spartans tied Pitt, 7-7, and defeated Detroit, 43-15.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 at No. 17 Pittsburgh* No. 6 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA T 7–7    
October 1 Michigan Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) W 24–17    
October 8 No. 3 Iowa No. 13 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 15–27    
October 15 at Notre Dame* No. 14 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy) W 21–0    
October 22 at Indiana No. 13 Seventeenth Street Football StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) W 35–0    
October 29 No. 8 Ohio State No. 10 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 10–21    
November 5 at Purdue No. 17 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 17–13    
November 12 at Northwestern No. 13 Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 21–18    
November 19 Detroit* No. 12 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 43–15    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 155. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c "1960 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Big Ten Coaches Name Three Bucks All Stars". The Terre Haute Star. November 25, 1960. p. 26.