1960 Pepperdine Waves football team

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1960 Pepperdine Waves football
Conference Independent
1960 record 1–9
Head coach Pence Dacus (1st season)
Home stadium Sentinel Field
← 1959
1961 →

The 1960 Pepperdine Waves football team represented George Pepperdine College[note 1] during the 1960 College Division football season.

Pepperdine competed as an Independent in 1960, the team was led by first-year head coach Pence Dacus. The Waves played home games at Sentinel Field on the campus of Inglewood High School in Inglewood, California. Pepperdine finished the season with a record of one win and nine losses (1–9).


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Chico State[note 2] College Field • Chico, CA L 6–22  
September 24 at Nevada Mackay Stadium [note 3]Reno, NV L 8–25  
October 1 Los Angeles State[note 4] Sentinel FieldInglewood, CA ("Old Shoe" Rivalry) L 6–27  
October 8 at Whittier Hadley Field • Whittier, CA L 0–28  
October 15 at Santa Clara Mission Field • Santa Clara, CA L 28–35  
October 22 Cal Poly Pomona[note 5] Sentinel Field • Inglewood, CA L 14–44  
October 29 Cal Western[note 6] Sentinel Field • Inglewood, CA W 10–8  
November 5 at San Diego State Aztec BowlSan Diego, CA L 20–27   1,800[1]
November 12 San Diego Sentinel Field • Inglewood, CA L 13–20  
November 19 at Long Beach State[note 7] Veterans Memorial StadiumLong Beach, CA L 8–15   4,135


Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Pepperdine players were selected in the 1961 NFL Draft.[4][5]


  1. ^ Pepperdine University was known as George Pepperdine College from 1937–1970. More commonly it was simply called Pepperdine College. See: Pepperdine
  2. ^ California State University, Chico was known as Chico State College from 1935–1971. See: Chico State
  3. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Mackay Stadium, which was opened for the 1966 season."University of Nevada, Reno; Mackay Stadium". Retrieved January 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ California State University, Los Angeles was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947–1963. See: Cal State LA
  5. ^ California State Polytechnic University, Pomona was known as Cal Poly Kellogg-Voorhis Unit from 1957–1965. However, it was more commonly known as Cal Poly (Pomona). See: Cal Poly Pomona
  6. ^ Alliant International University was formed in 2001 via the merger of United States International University (USIU) and California School of Professional Psychology. USIU had been known as California Western University from 1952–1967. See: Cal Western
  7. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950–1963. See: Cal State Long Beach


  1. ^ Jerry Magee (November 6, 1960). "Aztecs Edge Waves, 27-20". The San Diego Union. p. g-1. 
  2. ^ "1960 - Pepperdine". Retrieved February 2, 2017. 
  3. ^ Grenley, Dave (June 3, 2010). "The History of Pepperdine Football". Pepperdine Waves. Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  4. ^ "1961 NFL Draft". Retrieved February 15, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Pepperdine Players/Alumni". Retrieved February 15, 2017.