1960 Gator Bowl
1234 Total
Florida 01300 13
Baylor 00012 12
DateDecember 31, 1960
StadiumGator Bowl
LocationJacksonville, Florida
MVPFlorida: Larry Libertore Baylor: Bobby Ply
Gator Bowl
 < 1960 (Jan) 1961

The 1960 Gator Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Florida Gators representing the Southeastern Conference (SEC) and the Baylor Bears of the Southwest Conference (SWC). Florida defeated Baylor 13–12.[1] Both quarterbacks were the game's Most Valuable Player: Florida's Larry Libertore and Baylor's Bobby Ply.[2]

Game summary

Led by Vic Miranda, the Gator defense halted a 75-yard drive by Baylor on the half-yard line in the first quarter, setting the stage for two second quarter touchdowns.[3] Baylor running back Ronnie Goodwin dropped the winning 2-point try in the closing seconds. Baylor quarterback Bobby Ply set a Gator Bowl record with 13 completions.[4]


  1. ^ MGGC Online | 1960 Gator Bowl
  2. ^ "Ode to the Case: Baylor Football in the 1960's". 28 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2015-09-28.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Baylor's bowl game history".