1960 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1960 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big 8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. T–9
AP No. 11
1960 record 5–4–1, 2 wins forfeited (4–2–1 Big 8, 2 wins forfeited)
Head coach Jack Mitchell (3rd season)
Captain Doyle Schick
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 38,000)
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Missouri $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
Colorado 5 2 0     6 4 0
No. 11 Kansas 4 2 1     5 4 1
Iowa State 4 3 0     7 3 0
Oklahoma 2 4 1     3 6 1
Nebraska 2 5 0     4 6 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     3 7 0
Kansas State 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Includes Kansas' forfeits against Colorado and Missouri.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas during the 1960 college football season.[1] The Jayhawks were led by third-year head coach Jack Mitchell and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

Kansas started the season with an upset over #11 TCU, shooting them up the polls. Losses were suffered to two top-two teams in #2 Syracuse and #1 Iowa, as well as a tie to Oklahoma. The Jayhawks ended the regular season with an upset victory over their arch-rivals and previously-undefeated #1 Missouri Tigers. Their victory earned them their first outright Big 8 Conference championship since 1930 and an invitation to the 1961 Orange Bowl. They finished 11th in the final AP Poll, their second ever ranked finish, and first since 1947.

Controversy surrounded the end of the season, however, as Kansas was found to have fielded an ineligible player, Bert Coan, in their games against Colorado and Missouri. On December 8, 1960, the Big 8 Conference forced Kansas to forfeit those two victories and the conference championship.[2] The forfeited games remain a topic of dispute, as Kansas and the NCAA do not record the games as losses, while Missouri and the Big 8 conference recognize the forfeits.[3][4] Kansas does not claim the 1960 conference championship, despite claiming the requisite victories.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 No. 11 TCU* Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 21–7   32,000
September 24 at Kansas State No. 7 Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas (Rivalry) W 41–0   18,000
October 1 No. 2 Syracuse* No. 5 Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas L 7–14   40,000
October 8 at Iowa State No. 10 Clyde Williams FieldAmes, Iowa W 28–14   16,277
October 15 Oklahoma No. 9 Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas T 13–13   40,000
October 22 at Oklahoma State No. 15 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 14–7   30,000
October 29 at No. 1 Iowa* No. 19 Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa L 7–21   47,000
November 5 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas (Rivalry) W 31–0   28,000
November 12 Coloradodagger Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, Kansas L 34–6 (Kansas forfeit)   33,000
November 19 at No. 1 Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri (Border War) L 23–7 (Kansas forfeit)   43,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1960 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Big 8 Makes Kansas Forfeit Title". The Atlanta Constitution. December 9, 1960. p. 41. 
  3. ^ Wood, Ryan (August 12, 2006). "Damage Control". KUSports.com. Lawrence Journal-World. Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  4. ^ Fulks, Matt (November 26, 2011). "Behind the Stats: 1960 contest most debated in KU-MU rivalry". Retrieved May 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ 2016 Kansas Media Guide. p. 186