1960 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferenceIndependent
1960 record6–3–1
Head coach
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
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 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College as an independent during the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 6–3–1 record and outscored their opponents 197 to 145.[1] They played two home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and two at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.

The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) disbanded in 1959; this was the second of five years that Oregon State and Oregon competed as independents. The Civil War game was played in Corvallis and ended in a tie.[2]

The Gotham Bowl was scheduled to premiere at Yankee Stadium in New York City in 1960 with Holy Cross as the host team. However, after Oregon State was invited, Holy Cross was uninvited in hopes of finding a better match-up. The game was canceled when no opponent could be found for Oregon State.[3]

After this season, the university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield on March 6, 1961, and became effective that summer.[4][5]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 16at No. 6 USCW 14–032,928
September 24at No. 19 IowaNo. 10L 12–2243,000
October 1HoustonW 29–2022,573
October 8at IndianaW 20–625,000
October 15at IdahoNo. 17W 28–810,500
October 22No. 8 WashingtonNo. 18
  • Multnomah Stadium
  • Portland, Oregon
L 29–3036,833
October 29CaliforniaNo. 15L 6–1415,745
November 4at Washington StateW 20–1015,600
November 12at StanfordW 25–21  7,500
November 19No. 19 Oregon
T 14–1427,009
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

Source:[6][7][8]

Professional football drafts

NFL Draft

Main article: 1961 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Aaron Thomas End 4 47 San Francisco 49ers
Art Gilmore Back 7 86 Dallas Cowboys
Source:[9]

AFL Draft

Main article: 1961 American Football League draft

Player Position Round Pick AFL Club
Art Gilmore Back 11 85 New York Titans
Neil Plumley Tackle 20 157 New York Titans
Source:[9]

References

  1. ^ "1960 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Strite, Dick (November 20, 1960). "'Civil War' opponents battle to 14-14 standoff". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  3. ^ "Gotham Bowl inaugural off". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 1, 1960. p. 1D.
  4. ^ "OSU measure signed by Gov. Hatfield". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 6, 1961. p. 1A.
  5. ^ "Hatfield signs bill changing name of college". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. March 6, 1961. p. 1.
  6. ^ "Beavers vs. Vandals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). October 15, 1960. p. 11.
  7. ^ "Beavers vs. Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). November 5, 1960. p. 8.
  8. ^ "Duck-Beaver lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 18, 1960. p. 2B.
  9. ^ a b "Seasons: 1961: Drafted Players". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2021-11-20.