1960 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1960 Michigan Wolverines football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1960 record 5–4 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Bump Elliott (2nd year)
MVP Dennis Fitzgerald
Captain Gerald Smith
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Minnesota + 6 1 0     8 2 0
#3 Iowa + 5 1 0     8 1 0
#8 Ohio State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#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
#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 Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 24 Oregon* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21–0   48,021
October 1 at No. NR/13 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 17–24   76,490
October 8 Duke* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 31–6   77,183
October 15 Northwestern No. NR/19 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   63,027
October 22 No. 6/5 Minnesotadagger No. NR/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) L 0–10   71,752
October 29 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 13–16   57,629
November 5 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Series) W 8–7   63,665
November 12 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 29–7   51,584
November 19 at No. 10/9 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) L 0–7   83,107
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Bennie McRae 80 342 4.3 0
Dave Raimey 62 292 4.7 6
Dennis Fitzgerald 66 263 4.0 1

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD Long
Dave Glinka 124 54 11 43.5 755 14.0 5 50

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Robert Johnson 15 230 15.3 1 50
George Mans 9 136 15.1 1 31
Scott Maentz 7 127 18.1 2 34

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Bennie McRae 9 169 18.8 0 39
Dennis Fitzgerald 3 138 46.0 1 99
Dave Raimey 3 78 26.0 0 16

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Bennie McRae 14 113 8.1 0 18
Gary McNitt 5 56 11.2 0 31
Reid Bushong 4 45 11.3 0 14

Players[edit]

1960 team captain Gerald Smith
  • Reid Bushong - started 1 game at left halfback
  • Dennis Fitzgerald - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Bill Freehan - started 2 games at left end
  • Dave Glinka - started 3 games at quarterback
  • Lee Hall - started 2 games at left guard
  • John Halsted - started 1 game at left end
  • Thomas Jobson - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Robert Johnson - started 9 games at right end
  • Scott Maentz - started 6 games at left end
  • Gary McNitt - started 4 games at right halfback
  • Bennie McRae - started 8 games at left halfback
  • Paul Poulos - started 7 games at left guard
  • Dave Raimey - started 3 games at right halfback
  • Jon Schopf - started 9 games at right tackle
  • Gerald Smith - started 9 games at center
  • John Stamos - started 6 games at quarterback
  • Dick Syring - started 9 games at right guard
  • Bill Tunnicliff - started 1 game at fullback
  • Ken Tureaud - started 7 games at fullback
  • Rudd Van Dyne - started 1 game at fullback

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

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