1960 Michigan State Spartans football team
|1960 Michigan State Spartans football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1960 record||6–2–1 (4–2 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Duffy Daugherty (7th season)|
|Captain||Herb Adderley, Fred Arbanas, Fred Boylen|
Spartan Stadium |
|1960 Big Ten football standings|
|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|
|No. 19 Purdue||3||–||4||–||0||4||–||4||–||1|
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.
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.
|September 24||at No. 17 Pittsburgh*||No. 6||Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA||T 7–7|
|October 1||Michigan||Spartan Stadium • East 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 Stadium • South Bend, IN (Megaphone Trophy)||W 21–0|
|October 22||at Indiana||No. 13||Seventeenth Street Football Stadium • Bloomington, 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 Stadium • West Lafayette, IN||W 17–13|
|November 12||at Northwestern||No. 13||Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL||W 21–18|
|November 19||Detroit*||No. 12||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||W 43–15|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 155. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
- "1960 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
- "Big Ten Coaches Name Three Bucks All Stars". The Terre Haute Star. November 25, 1960. p. 26.
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