1960 Missouri Tigers football team

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1960 Missouri Tigers football
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 21–14 vs Navy
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 5
1960 record 11–0 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach Dan Devine
Home stadium Faurot Field
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Missouri $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
Colorado 5 2 0     6 4 0
#11 Kansas 4 2 1     5 4 1
Iowa State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oklahoma 2 4 1     3 6 1
Nebraska 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Includes Kansas' forfeits against Colorado and Missouri.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1960 college football season. The team compiled an 11–0 record (7–0 against Big 8 opponents), won the Big 8 championship, defeated Navy in the 1961 Orange Bowl, was ranked No. 5 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 295 to 93. Dan Devine was the head coach for the third of 13 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The 1960 season included one of the most famous games in the history of Missouri vs. Kansas rivalry. Kansas used an ineligible player, Bert Coan, in the game, and the win was officially awarded to Missouri, bringing its record to 11–0 instead of 10–1.

The team's statistical leaders included Mel West with 650 rushing yards and 650 yards of total offense, Ron Taylor with 302 passing yards, Danny LaRose with 151 receiving yards, and Donnie Smith with 78 point scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 SMU* Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO W 20-0   26,500
September 24 Oklahoma State No. 16 Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO W 28-7   26,000
October 1 at No. 20 Penn State* No. 19 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 21-8   33,613
October 8 at Air Force* No. 11 DU StadiumDenver, CO W 34-8   24,398
October 15 at Kansas State No. 6 Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 45-0   10,000
October 22 Iowa State No. 5 Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO (Telephone Trophy) W 34-8   33,683
October 29 at Nebraska No. 5 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Battle for the Bell) W 28-0   34,581
November 5 No. 18 Colorado No. 2 Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO W 16-6   37,500
November 12 at Oklahoma No. 2 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK (Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe) W 41-19   53,369
November 19 Kansasdagger No. 1 Memorial Stadium • Columbia, MO (Border War) W Kansas Forfeit (7-23*)   43,000
January 2 vs. No. 4 Navy* No. 5 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) W 21-14   71,218
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1960 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016.