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1960 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1960 record7–3 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coachClay Stapleton (3rd season)
CaptainArden Esslinger
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Missouri 7 0 0     11 0 0
Colorado 6 1 0     7 3 0
#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
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1960 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1960 college football season. In their third year under head coach Clay Stapleton, the Cyclones compiled a 7–3 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 185 to 136.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

The regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left ended Larry Montre, left tackle Ron Walter, left guard Dick Scensiak, center Arden Esslinger, right guard Dan Celoni, right tackle Larry Van Der Heyden, right end Don Webb, quarterback Cliff Rick, left halfback Dave Hoppmann, right halfback J.W. Burden, and fullback Tom Watkins. Gary Ellis was the punter, and Cliff Rick was the placekicker.[2] Arden Esslinger was the team captain.[2]

The team's statistical leaders included Dave Hoppmann with 844 rushing yards and 214 passing yards, Don Webb with 203 receiving yards, and Tom Watkins with 60 points scored (10 touchdowns) each.[3][4] Tom Watkins was selected as a first-team all-conference player.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17Drake*W 46–0
September 23at Detroit*W 44–21
October 1at NebraskaW 10–7
October 8No. 10 Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 14–28
October 15Colorado
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 6–21
October 22at No. 5 MissouriL 8–34
October 29at Oklahoma StateW 13–6
November 5Oklahoma
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 10–6
November 12at Kansas StateW 20–7
November 19at Pacific*W 14–6
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1960 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1960-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 153. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
  3. 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-113.
  4. "1960 Iowa State Cyclones Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1960.html. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
  5. 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.
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