1960 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1960 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Gerald Burch
Conference Southeastern Conference
1960 record 5–5 (4–4 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Dodd (16th season)
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 44,000)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ole Miss $ 5 0 1     10 0 1
No. 18 Florida 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 9 Alabama 5 1 1     8 1 2
No. 13 Auburn 5 2 0     8 2 0
Tennessee 3 2 2     6 2 2
Georgia 4 3 0     6 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 4 0     5 5 0
LSU 2 3 1     5 4 1
Kentucky 2 4 1     5 4 1
Tulane 1 4 1     3 6 1
Mississippi State 0 5 1     2 6 1
Vanderbilt 0 7 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1960 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 16th-year head coach Bobby Dodd, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta.

After a quick jump to #10 in the AP Poll after their first two victories, the Yellow Jackets fell on the wrong side of several close games, finishing the year with a disappointing 5–5 record, the average margin of defeat in their five losses was only 2.2 points, and all were one-score games. Their first loss was to a Florida Gators team that featured Bobby Dodd's son, Robert Jr., at quarterback.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 Kentucky Grant FieldAtlanta W 23–13   40,594
September 24 at Rice* No. 13 Rice StadiumHouston, Texas W 16–13   35,000
October 1 at Florida No. 10 Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 17–18   39,000
October 8 LSU Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia W 6–2   44,176
October 15 at Auburn No. 19 Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama (Rivalry) L 7–9   44,000
October 22 Tulanedagger Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry) W 14–6   43,608
October 29 at No. 15 Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 0–6   40,000
November 5 No. 8 Tennessee Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry) W 14–7   45,072
November 12 Alabama Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia L 15–16   44,006
November 26 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 6–7   55,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bisher, Furman (October 2, 1960). "Tech Falls to Florida". The Atlanta Journal. 
  2. ^ "1960 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 171.