1960 Liberty Bowl
2nd Liberty Bowl
1234 Total
Penn State 021020 41
Oregon 6060 12
DateDecember 17, 1960
Season1960
StadiumPhiladelphia Municipal Stadium
LocationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
MVPRB Dick Hoak (Penn State)
Attendance16,624
Liberty Bowl
 < 1959  1961

The 1960 Liberty Bowl was a college football postseason bowl game played on December 17, 1960. The second edition of the Liberty Bowl, the game featured the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Oregon Webfoots, both independent programs.

Background

Penn State was making their second straight Liberty Bowl appearance, while Oregon was appearing in a bowl game after a two-year absence. 30 degree weather with three feet snowbanks made for a cold field.

Game summary

Hoak rushed for 61 yards on 9 carries for two touchdowns with 67 yards passing in route to being named MVP. Oregon's Dave Grayson ran for 93 yards on 10 carries [1]

Aftermath

Oregon has not returned to the Liberty Bowl since this game while Penn State has returned just once, in 1979.

Statistics

Statistics Penn State Oregon
First downs 25 17
Rushing yards 301 187
Passes intercepted 0 1
Passing yards 119 173
Total offense 420 360
Punting-Average 4–25.0 4–34.0
Fumbles–lost 3–1 4–2
Penalties 6–40 2–12

References

  1. ^ "1960 Liberty Bowl - GoDucks.com - the University of Oregon Official Athletics Web Site". Archived from the original on December 22, 2015. Retrieved December 15, 2015.