1960 Tampa Spartans football team

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The 1960 Tampa Spartans football team represented the University of Tampa in the 1960 college football season. It was the Spartans' 24th season and competed as a member of the NAIA. The team was led by head coach Marcelino Huerta, in his ninth year, and played their home games at Phillips Field in Tampa, Florida. They finished with a record of two wins, seven losses and one tie (2–7–1).

After they opened the season at home with a 7–7 tie against Furman, the Spartans lost on the road at Western Carolina and Tennessee.[1][2] After the Spartans won the first game of the season over Elon, they lost to both McNeese State and Southeastern Louisiana before they defeated Troy State on homecoming for their second win of the season.[3] The Spartans then closed their season with three consecutive losses against McMurry and Alabama on the road and at home against Appalachian State.[4]


September 24Furman*

T 7–7  October 1at Western Carolina*Asheville, NCL 8–28  October 8at Tennessee*

L 7–6219,945 October 15Elon*

  • Phillips Field
  • Tampa, FL

W 21–0  October 22McNeese State*

  • Phillips Field
  • Tampa, FL

L 0–3  October 28Southeastern Louisiana*

  • Phillips Field
  • Tampa, FL

L 12–28  November 5Troy State*

  • Phillips Field
  • Tampa, FL

W 22–7  November 12at McMurry*

L 8–41  November 19at No. 18 Alabama*

L 6–3419,000 November 26Appalachian State*

  • Phillips Field
  • Tampa, FL

L 15–22 

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  1. ^ "Youthful Tampa battles Furman 7 to 7 draw". The News and Courier. Google News Archives. Associated Press. September 25, 1960. p. 2D. Retrieved October 5, 2012.
  2. ^ "Tennessee overpowers Spartans". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. Google News Archives. Associated Press. October 9, 1960. p. 45. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  3. ^ "Tampa Spartans choice at homecoming tilt". St. Petersburg Times. Google News Archives. Associated Press. November 5, 1960. p. 2C. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  4. ^ Land, Charles (November 20, 1960). "Sluggish Tide rolls over Tampa, 34–6". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News Archives. p. 9. Retrieved October 14, 2012.