1960 Missouri Tigers football team
|1960 Missouri Tigers football|
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl champion
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1960 record||11–0 (7–0 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Dan Devine|
|Home stadium||Faurot Field|
|1960 Big 8 football standings|
|#5 Missouri $||7||–||0||–||0||11||–||0||–||0|
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. 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.
|September 17||SMU*||Memorial Stadium • Columbia, 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 Stadium • University Park, PA||W 21-8||33,613|
|October 8||at Air Force*||No. 11||DU Stadium • Denver, CO||W 34-8||24,398|
|October 15||at Kansas State||No. 6||Memorial Stadium • Manhattan, 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 Stadium • Lincoln, 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 Stadium • Norman, OK (Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe)||W 41-19||53,369|
|November 19||Kansas||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 Bowl • Miami, FL (Orange Bowl)||W 21-14||71,218|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- "1960 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
- "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
- "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016.