1960 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1960 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Consensus national champion
Big Ten co-champion
Rose Bowl, L 7–17 vs. Washington
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1960 record 8–2 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (7th season)
MVP Tom Brown
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
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 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 8–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 228 to 88.[1] The Gophers won their seventh and most recent national title.[2] The team finished first in both the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI) polls. The voting was held prior to the Gophers' loss to Washington in the 1961 Rose Bowl.

Guard Tom Brown received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Brown was also a consensus first-team All-American, won the Outland Trophy, finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, and received the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, given to the Big Ten most valuable player. Brown, end Tom Hall and center Greg Larson were named All-Big Ten first team. Tackle Frank Brixius was named an Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten.[3]

Total attendance for the season was 334,954, which averaged to 55,825. The season high for attendance was against Illinois.[4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 24 at No. 12 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 26–14   38,000
October 1 Indiana No. 18 Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN W 42–0   53,725
October 8 Northwestern No. 14 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 7–0   57,096
October 15 Illinoisdagger No. 10 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 21–10   63,641
October 22 at Michigan No. 6 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) W 10–0   69,352
October 29 Kansas State* No. 6 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN W 48–7   43,568
November 5 No. 1 Iowa No. 3 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN (Rivalry) W 27–10   65,610
November 12 Purdue No. 1 Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis, MN L 14–23   61,348
November 19 at Wisconsin No. 4 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Rivalry) W 26–7   55,576
January 2 vs. No. 6 Washington* No. 1 Rose BowlPasadena, CA (Rose Bowl) L 7–17   97,314
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 169 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 
  4. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160