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1960 Gator Bowl
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Date January 2, 1960
Season 1959
Stadium Gator Bowl
Location Jacksonville, Florida
MVP Arkansas: Jim Mooty

Georgia Tech: Maxie Baughan

Attendance 45,104
Payout US$196,851


Gator Bowl
 < 1958 1960 (Dec)

The 1960 Gator Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the Southwest Conference co-champion Arkansas Razorbacks and the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech representing the SEC. Arkansas defeated Georgia Tech, 14-7, in front of 45,104 spectators.[1] There were two players named Most Valuable Player: Jim Mooty of Arkansas and Maxie Baughan of Georgia Tech[2][3]

SettingEdit

The 1960 Gator Bowl featured a second-year head coach up against his alma mater and mentor, as well as two teams that had met in a bowl game previously in the decade. Georgia Tech was 11-2 in bowl games entering the contest.[4]

Arkansas finished their SWC schedule 5-1, losing only to #3 Texas. The Hogs also lost to #6 Ole Miss at Crump Stadium in a nonconference matchup.

Georgia Tech started 4-0, but struggled the rest of the year, losing to Auburn, Duke, and rival Georgia at home, and Alabama in Birmingham.

The Ramblin' Wreck and Razorbacks did have a common opponent, The Mustangs of SMU (5-4-1), who GT defeated 16-12 and the Hogs beat 17-14.

Game summaryEdit

The Ramblin' Wreck began by dominating the ball, consuming over eleven minutes before failing a field goal from the Arkansas 8 yard line. However, it took only two plays on Tech's second drive to hit pay dirt as GT quarterback Marvin Tibbetts scrambled 51 yards for a touchdown. Joe Paul Alberty scored from one yard out on the ensuing Razorback possession to tie the game at 7. Razorback rushers Lance Alworth and Jim Mooty took over in the third quarter, working in tandem to go 78 yards with Mooty finishing with a 19 yard score.

Arkansas' record in the postseason improved to 2-1-2, with Tech dropping to 11-3.

Two members of the game would be inducted into the Gator Bowl Hall of Fame, Maxie Baughan, a center and linebacker named an All-American during 1959 from Georgia Tech, and Frank Broyles, the head coach of Arkansas.[5]


ReferencesEdit

  1. "Attendance Recap." Attendance. The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
  2. "MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS WINNING TEAM." Site. The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
  3. "MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS LOSING TEAM." Site. The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
  4. "Georgia Tech Bowl History". College Football Data Warehouse. http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/div_ia/acc/georgia_tech/bowl_history.php. Retrieved 1-2-2009.
  5. "Hall of Fame Inductees." Site. The official site of the Gator Bowl. Retrieved on February 1, 2009
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