1960 Ole Miss Rebels football team
The 1960 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. The Rebels were named national champions by the Football Writers Association of America, but not the AP, UPI or NCF who are the other major selectors recognized by the NCAA. While Ole Miss claims a share of two other national titles (both retroactive picks), this is the only one recognized by the NCAA and the college football community at large.
|1960 Ole Miss Rebels football|
FWAA Poll national champion
Sugar Bowl champion
|1960 record||10–0–1 (5–0–1 SEC)|
|Head coach||Johnny Vaught (14th season)|
|Home stadium||Hemingway Stadium |
|1960 SEC football standings|
|No. 2 Ole Miss $||5||–||0||–||1||10||–||0||–||1|
|No. 18 Florida||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 9 Alabama||5||–||1||–||1||8||–||1||–||2|
|No. 13 Auburn||5||–||2||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Minnesota was crowned as national champion by both major polls before the bowl games; the major media polls would not wait until after the bowls to crown a national champion until 1963. The Rebels were the only major-conference team in the nation that finished the season undefeated on the field (Missouri subsequently was credited with an undefeated season when its one loss was erased by forfeit).
In the Egg Bowl, Ole Miss beat Mississippi State, 35–9. Ole Miss held the lead in the series with 29 wins, 24 losses and 4 ties. In the Magnolia Bowl, Ole Miss tied LSU, 6–6. LSU held the lead in the series with 27 wins, 20 losses, and 2 ties.
|September 17||at Houston*||No. 2||W 42–0|
|September 24||Kentucky||No. 1||W 21–6|
|October 1||at Memphis State*||No. 1||W 31–20|
|October 8||at Vanderbilt||No. 2||W 21–6|
|October 15||at Tulane||No. 1||W 26–13|
|October 22||at No. 11 Arkansas*||No. 2||W 10–7|
|October 29||LSU||No. 2||T 6–6|
|November 5||Chattanooga||No. 6||W 45–0|
|November 12||at No. 14 Tennessee||No. 4||W 24–3|
|November 26||Mississippi State||No. 3||W 35–9|
|January 2, 1961||vs. Rice*||No. 2||W 14–6|
- E Johnny Lee Brewer
- QB Jake Gibbs
1961 NFL DraftEdit
|Bobby Crespino||1||10||Halfback||Cleveland Browns|
|Jerry Daniels||5||67||Tackle||New York Giants|
|Allen Green||8||109||Center||New York Giants|
|Jake Gibbs||9||125||Quarterback||Cleveland Browns|
|Bob Benton||11||151||Tackle||New York Giants|
|Doug Elmore||13||171||Back||Washington Redskins|
|Charley Taylor||15||209||Back||Cleveland Browns|
Awards and honorsEdit
- "FBS College Football History". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
- Jason Gonzalez (2016-11-29). "Big Ten dominance like this hasn't been seen since 1960 when Gophers were No. 1". Star Tribune.
- DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1960–1964". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved March 22, 2013.
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