1960 Navy Midshipmen football
Orange Bowl, L 21–14 vs. Missouri
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 4
Record9–2
Head coach
CaptainJoe Matalavage
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Rutgers     8 1 0
No. 4 Navy     9 2 0
Memphis State     8 2 0
Detroit     7 2 0
No. 19 Syracuse     7 2 0
No. 16 Penn State     7 3 0
Oregon     7 3 1
Army     6 3 1
Oregon State     6 3 1
Holy Cross     6 4 0
Houston     6 4 0
Miami (FL)     6 4 0
San Jose State     5 4 0
Pittsburgh     4 3 3
Xavier     5 5 0
Washington State     4 5 1
Air Force     4 6 0
Boston University     3 5 2
Pacific (CA)     4 6 0
Boston College     3 6 1
Florida State     3 6 1
Marquette     3 6 0
Colgate     2 7 0
Notre Dame     2 8 0
Villanova     2 8 0
Dayton     1 9 0
Idaho     1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy as an independent in the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. The offense scored 262 points while the defense allowed 103 points. Led by head coach Wayne Hardin, the Midshipmen finished the season with nine wins and an appearance in the Orange Bowl.

The Midshipmen were Lambert Trophy co-champions with undefeated Yale. Senior halfback Joe Bellino was awarded the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award.[1][2]

Navy upset third-ranked Washington in Seattle,[3] which vaulted them up eleven places in the rankings, to sixth. They played Air Force for the first time this season, a 35–3 win in mid-October in Baltimore as Bellino scored three touchdowns and made an interception, all in the first half.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17at Boston CollegeW 22–725,000
September 24VillanovadaggerW 41–7
October 1at No. 3 WashingtonNo. 17W 15–1457,379[3]
October 8vs. SMUNo. 6W 26–730,000
October 15Air ForceNo. 5W 35–3[4]
October 22at PennNo. 4W 27–026,123[5]
October 29vs. Notre DameNo. 4W 14–763,000
November 5at No. 15 DukeNo. 4L 10–1946,000
November 12VirginiaNo. 8
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 41–620,208
November 26vs. ArmyNo. 7
W 17–12
January 2, 1961vs. No. 5 MissouriNo. 4L 14-21 71,218
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1960 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
HB Joe Bellino Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

1961 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Joe Bellino Halfback 17 227 Washington Redksins

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Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 192. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015. Retrieved July 14, 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Mather punches field goal as Navy nips Huskies, 15-14". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 2, 1960. p. 2. sports.
  4. ^ a b "Bellino paces Navy, 35-3, over Falcons". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 16, 1960. p. 2B.
  5. ^ Sheehan, Joseph M. (October 23, 1960). "Navy Routs Penn; Quakers Bow, 27-0". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  6. ^ "Reference at www.pro-football-reference.com". Archived from the original on 2010-11-09. Retrieved 2018-03-28.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 16, 2009. Retrieved November 23, 2007.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ "NCAA College Football Awards - ESPN".