1960 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 41–12 vs. Oregon
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 16
1960 record7–3
Head coach
CaptainHank Oppermann
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium (capacity: 46,284)
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 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1960 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 17Boston UniversityNo. 19W 20–022,559
October 1No. 19 MissouridaggerNo. 20
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
L 8–2133,613
October 8at No. 18 ArmyW 27–1627,150
October 15at No. 4 SyracuseNo. 20L 15–2140,617
October 22at IllinoisL 8–1051,459
October 29West Virginia
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 34–1337,715
November 5Maryland
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 28–930,126
November 12at Holy CrossW 33–814,586[2]
November 19at PittsburghW 14–345,023
December 17vs. OregonNo. 15W 41–1216,697
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. ^ Drum, Bob (November 13, 1960). "Penn State Smashes Holy Cross". The Pittsburgh Press. Pittsburgh, Pa. sect. 4, p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.