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1960 Year Summary

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National Champions: Minnesota (AP, NFF, UPI), Mississippi (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Joe Bellino (Navy)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Murray Warmath (Minnesota)

AP Preseason #1: Syracuse ▪ AP Final #1: Minnesota

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 10 91 53 36 2 .593 1 0 1 0 .000 16.28 12.65 5 5 Iowa
Minnesota
2 Southeastern Conference 12 122 70 43 9 .611 3 2 0 1 .833 10.74 6.67 4 4 Mississippi
3 Southwest Conference 8 84 38 38 8 .500 4 0 3 1 .125 9.78 9.43 3 2 Arkansas
4 Big Eight Conference 8 81 41 38 2 .519 1 1 0 0 1.000 8.16 7.83 1 2 Missouri
5 Athletic Association of Western Universities 5 51 23 26 2 .471 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.66 4.43 2 1 Washington
6 Independent 27 266 129 126 11 .506 3 1 2 0 .333 -2.02 -2.58 4 3
7 Skyline Conference 8 82 42 40 0 .512 1 0 1 0 .000 -3.09 -3.46 0 0 Utah State
Wyoming
8 Border Intercollegiate Athletic Association 6 61 32 28 1 .533 1 1 0 0 1.000 -4.29 -5.74 0 1 New Mexico State
9 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 81 34 45 2 .432 1 1 0 0 1.000 -4.87 -2.03 1 1 Duke
10 Southern Conference 9 88 39 42 7 .483 1 1 0 0 1.000 -9.12 -7.62 0 0 Virginia Military Institute
11 Missouri Valley Conference 4 39 19 19 1 .500 0 0 0 0 -9.45 -7.73 0 0 Wichita State
12 Ivy Group 8 72 37 35 0 .514 0 0 0 0 -9.49 -9.39 0 1 Yale

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 Final
Minnesota Big Ten     18 14 10 6 6 3 1 4 1 1
Mississippi SEC 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 6 4 3 3 2
Iowa Big Ten 15 19 8 3 2 1 1 1 5 2 2 3
Navy Ind     17 6 5 4 4 4 8 8 7 4
Missouri Big 8   16 19 11 6 5 5 2 2 1 5 5
Washington AAWU 3 3 3 12 13 8 9 7 6 5 4 6
Arkansas SWC 19   14 9   14 12 16 9 7 6 7
Ohio State Big Ten 16 20 9 5 3 9 8 5 3 10 9 8
Alabama SEC   5 15 17 15         18 17 9
Duke ACC             15 13 7 6 11 10
Kansas Big 8   7 5 10 9 15 19       10 11
Baylor SWC       20 7 7 7 11     19 12
Auburn SEC 12         17 14 12 10 9 8 13
Yale Ivy                 17 14 13 14
Michigan State Big Ten 8 6   13 14 13 10 17 13 12 14 15
Penn State Ind 19 11 20   20           15 16
New Mexico State BIAA             18 20 15 14 15 17
Florida SEC       18         20 19 19 18
Purdue Big Ten       7   10 15     13   19
Syracuse Ind 1 2 2 1 4 3 3 9 17 14 17 19
School Conf Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 Final
Arizona State BIAA         18              
Army Ind       18                
Clemson ACC 9 9 7 8 8              
Colorado Big 8               18        
Georgia SEC 13                      
Georgia Tech SEC   13 10   19              
Illinois Big Ten 5 4 4 4                
Louisiana State SEC   18                    
Nebraska Big 8   12                    
Northwestern Big Ten 14 14 6                  
Notre Dame Ind 17   12                  
Oklahoma Big 8 10                      
Oregon Ind                   19    
Oregon State Ind   10     17 18 15          
Pittsburgh Ind 7 17           14 12      
Rice SWC           20 13 10 16 14 12  
Southern California AAWU 6                      
Tennessee SEC 18   11     12 11 8 14      
Texas SWC 4 15 13 15 11 16            
Texas Christian SWC 11                      
UCLA AAWU   8 16 16 15 19   15 11 11    
Utah State Skyline               18 19      
Wisconsin Big Ten         12 11            

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 145
2. Norm Snead (WAKE) 123
3. Mel Melin (WAST) 119
4. Charley Johnson (NMST) 109
5. Rich Mayo (AF) 108
  Fran Tarkenton (GA) 108
7. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 105
8. Ron Miller (WI) 97
9. Dick Norman (STAN) 95
10. John Furman (TXEP) 94
Pass Attempts
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 259
2. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 256
3. Rich Mayo (AF) 238
4. Mel Melin (WAST) 220
5. Dick Norman (STAN) 201
6. Charley Johnson (NMST) 199
7. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 198
8. John Furman (TXEP) 189
9. Ron Miller (WI) 188
10. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 186
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 58.7
2. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 58.4
3. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 56.6
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 56.5
5. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 56.1
6. Charley Johnson (NMST) 54.8
7. Mel Melin (WAST) 54.1
8. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 51.8
9. Ron Miller (WI) 51.6
10. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 50.3
Passing Yards
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 1676
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 1638
3. Charley Johnson (NMST) 1511
4. Ron Miller (WI) 1351
5. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 1254
6. Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 1249
7. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 1222
8. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 1189
9. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 1182
10. Rich Mayo (AF) 1168
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Charley Johnson (NMST) 7.6
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 7.4
3. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 7.3
4. Ron Miller (WI) 7.2
5. Dick Thornton (NWEST) 7.0
6. Mike Jones (SJST) 6.9
7. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 6.8
8. Norm Snead (WAKE) 6.5
9. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 6.4
10. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 6.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Charley Johnson (NMST) 7.5
2. Mike Jones (SJST) 6.5
3. Mel Melin (WAST) 5.8
4. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 5.6
5. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 5.5
6. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 5.3
7. Norm Snead (WAKE) 4.8
8. Jack Kinderdine (DART) 4.6
9. John Furman (TXEP) 4.5
10. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 4.5
Passing Touchdowns
1. Thomas Scull (COLG) 33
2. Charley Johnson (NMST) 13
  James Earl Wright (MEM) 13
4. Jake Gibbs (MS) 12
5. Mel Melin (WAST) 11
6. Norm Snead (WAKE) 10
  Jerry Keeling (TLS) 10
  Billy Canty (FURM) 10
9. Carmine DiAdamo (COLG) 9
  George McKinney (AR) 9
  Eddie Wilson (AZ) 9
  Tom Singleton (YALE) 9
Passing Interceptions
1. Rich Mayo (AF) 18
2. Ron Miller (WI) 16
  Ray Farris (NC) 16
4. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 14
  Pat McCarthy (HC) 14
  Norm Snead (WAKE) 14
  Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 14
8. Mel Melin (WAST) 13
  Dick Norman (STAN) 13
  Ramiro Escandon (DEN) 13
  Dave Grosz* (OR) 13
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Charley Johnson (NMST) 134.1
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 121.3
3. Tom Blanda (ARMY) 119.8
4. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 116.5
5. Jim Dawson (WTXAM) 115.8
6. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 115.5
7. Mike Jones (SJST) 112.4
8. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 111.9
9. Ron Miller (WI) 109.0
10. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 106.5
Rush Attempts
1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 197
2. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 192
3. Dave Grayson* (OR) 177
4. Dick Scott (PAC) 172
5. Alan Rozycki (DART) 168
  Joe Bellino (NAVY) 168
7. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 163
  Tom Watkins (IAST) 163
9. Al Rushatz (ARMY) 162
10. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 161
  Tom Matte (OHST) 161
Rushing Yards
1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 1338
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 1044
3. Ernie Davis (SYR) 877
4. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 853
5. Dave Hoppmann (IAST) 844
6. Joe Bellino (NAVY) 834
7. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 803
8. Hugh Scott (PRIN) 760
9. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 732
10. Alan Rozycki (DART) 726
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 9.4
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 8.4
3. Ernie Davis (SYR) 7.8
4. Larry Ferguson (IA) 7.4
5. Ken Bolin (HOU) 7.2
6. Norris Stevenson (MO) 7.2
7. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 6.8
8. Bert Coan (KS) 6.7
9. Cleveland Jones* (OR) 6.4
10. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 6.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 23
2. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
  Tom Larscheid (UTST) 13
4. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 12
5. Donnie Smith (MO) 11
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 11
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 11
8. Dick Scott (PAC) 10
  Al Rushatz (ARMY) 10
10. Sandy Stephens* (MN) 9
  Tom Watkins (IAST) 9
  Bill McGuirt (CLEM) 9
Receptions
1. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 66
2. Tee Moorman* (DUKE) 54
3. Del Williams (TXEP) 36
4. Bob Coolbaugh (RICH) 35
5. Joe Kehoe (VA) 34
6. Reg Carolan (ID) 33
7. Fred Brown (GA) 31
8. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 30
  Gary Collins (MD) 30
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 30
  E.A. Sims (NMST) 30
Receiving Yards
1. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 881
2. Reg Carolan (ID) 488
3. Tee Moorman* (DUKE) 476
4. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 468
5. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 455
6. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 440
7. Steve Stonebreaker (DET) 416
8. E.A. Sims (NMST) 415
9. Del Williams (TXEP) 414
10. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 413
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Chuck Bryant (OHST) 19.8
2. Steve Stonebreaker (DET) 18.9
3. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 18.3
4. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 18.0
5. Tom Wiesner (WI) 17.8
6. Bobby Allen (WAKE) 17.0
  Roger Cirone (BROWN) 17.0
8. Fred Oblek (CIN) 16.8
9. Ken Wolfe (YALE) 16.8
10. Mack Burton (SJST) 16.3
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Hugh Campbell (WAST) 10
2. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 7
3. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 6
  Terry Strock (VATECH) 6
5. Bill Miller (MIAFL) 5
  Johnny Brewer (MS) 5
  Bob Kelly (NMST) 5
  Bobby Allen (WAKE) 5
  Tommy Mason (TLN) 5
10. Bill Gary (TLS) 4
  Cleveland Jones* (OR) 4
  Tom Hutchinson (KY) 4
  Ken Wolfe (YALE) 4
  Larry Vargo (DET) 4
  Don Coffey (MEM) 4
  Gary Collins (MD) 4
  Jon Greenawalt (PA) 4
  Dick Willard (VAMI) 4
  Chuck Bryant (OHST) 4
  Bobby Crespino (MS) 4
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 208
2. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 197
3. Alan Rozycki (DART) 194
4. Joe Bellino (NAVY) 185
5. Dave Grayson* (OR) 183
6. Dick Scott (PAC) 173
7. Al Rushatz (ARMY) 167
8. Tom Watkins (IAST) 164
9. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 163
  Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 163
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 1338
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 1185
3. Joe Bellino (NAVY) 1114
4. Pervis Atkins (NMST) 1079
5. Bobby Thompson (AZ) 1073
6. Tommy Mason (TLN) 1039
7. Ernie Davis (SYR) 1018
8. Alan Rozycki (DART) 1013
9. Cleveland Jones* (OR) 913
10. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 895
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 23
2. Tom Larscheid (UTST) 14
3. Bob Ferguson (OHST) 13
4. Joe Hernandez (AZ) 12
  Howard Dyer (VAMI) 12
6. Donnie Smith (MO) 11
  Johnny Johnson (SJST) 11
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 11
9. Dick Scott (PAC) 10
  Ernie Davis (SYR) 10
  Al Rushatz (ARMY) 10
  Hugh Campbell (WAST) 10
  Don Kern (VAMI) 10
Total Plays
1. Norm Snead (WAKE) 312
  Mel Melin (WAST) 312
3. Rich Mayo (AF) 308
4. Harold Stephens (HA-SI) 297
5. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 292
6. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 284
7. Ray Farris (NC) 269
8. Charley Johnson (NMST) 262
9. Fran Tarkenton (GA) 261
10. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 260
Total Yards
1. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 1889
2. Mel Melin (WAST) 1715
3. Charley Johnson (NMST) 1634
4. Norm Snead (WAKE) 1630
5. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 1478
6. Terry Baker (ORST) 1473
7. Tom Matte (OHST) 1419
8. Ron Miller (WI) 1395
9. James Earl Wright (MEM) 1375
10. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 1356
Total Touchdowns
1. Thomas Scull (COLG) 34
2. Bob Gaiters (NMST) 23
3. Howard Dyer (VAMI) 20
4. James Earl Wright (MEM) 18
5. Jake Gibbs (MS) 17
6. Billy Kilmer (UCLA) 16
7. Roman Gabriel (NCST) 15
8. Jerry Keeling (TLS) 14
  Wilburn Hollis (IA) 14
  Tom Singleton (YALE) 14