1960 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1960 Oregon State Beavers football
Conference Independent
1960 record 6-3-1
Head coach Tommy Prothro
Home stadium Parker Stadium
« 1959 1961 »

The 1960 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College in the 1960 college football season. The Beavers ended this season with six wins, three losses, and a tie. The Gotham Bowl was scheduled to premiere at Yankee Stadium in 1960 with Holy Cross as the host team. However, after Oregon State was invited, Holy Cross was uninvited in hopes of finding a better match-up. The game was eventually canceled when no opponent could be found for Oregon State. The Beavers scored 197 points and allowed 145 points. The team was led by head coach Tommy Prothro. The 1960 season was the last for Oregon State College. The university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted on March 6, 1961 by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield.


The Beavers finished the season with a 6–3–1 record. Ranks are based on the time the game was played.

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 16 at No. 6 USC Los Angeles ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 14–0   32,928
September 24 at No. 19 Iowa No. 10 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA L 12–22   43,000
October 1 Houston Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR W 29–20   22,573
October 8 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 20–6   25,000
October 15 at Idaho No. 17 Neale StadiumMoscow, ID W 28–8   10,500
October 22 No. 8 Washington No. 18 Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR L 29–30   36,833
October 29 California No. 15 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 6–14   15,745
November 4 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA W 20–10   15,600
November 12 at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 25–21   7,500
November 19 No. 19 Oregon Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR (Civil War) T 14–14   27,009
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Team players drafted into the AFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Art Gilmore Back 11 85 New York Titans
Neil Plumley Back 20 157 New York Titans


Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Aaron Thomas End 4 47 San Francisco 49ers
Art Gilmore Back 7 86 Dallas Cowboys