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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.[1]

1960 Ole Miss Rebels football
FWAA Poll national champion
Sugar Bowl champion
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, W 14–6 vs. Rice
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 2
1960 record10–0–1 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (14th season)
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
Crump Stadium
(Capacity: 25,000)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Tennessee 3 2 2     6 2 2
Georgia 4 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 0     5 5 0
LSU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Kentucky 2 4 1     5 4 1
Tulane 1 4 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 5 1     2 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Minnesota was crowned as national champion by both major polls before the bowl games;[2] 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).

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ScheduleEdit

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.

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 17at Houston*No. 2W 42–0
September 24KentuckyNo. 1W 21–6
October 1at Memphis State*No. 1
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, Tennessee
W 31–20
October 8at VanderbiltNo. 2W 21–6
October 15at TulaneNo. 1W 26–13
October 22at No. 11 Arkansas*No. 2W 10–7
October 29LSUNo. 2T 6–6
November 5ChattanoogaNo. 6
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, Mississippi
W 45–0
November 12at No. 14 TennesseeNo. 4W 24–3
November 26Mississippi StateNo. 3
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl)
W 35–9
January 2, 1961vs. Rice*No. 2
W 14–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

*Schedule Source:[3]

RosterEdit

1961 NFL DraftEdit

Player Round Pick Position Club
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "FBS College Football History". NCAA.com. Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  2. ^ Jason Gonzalez (2016-11-29). "Big Ten dominance like this hasn't been seen since 1960 when Gophers were No. 1". Star Tribune.
  3. ^ DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1960–1964". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on 2012-10-20. Retrieved March 22, 2013.