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1960 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig 8 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. T–9
APNo. 11
1960 record5–4–1, 2 wins forfeited (4–2–1 Big 8, 2 wins forfeited)
Head coachJack Mitchell (3rd season)
CaptainDoyle Schick
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 38,000)
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 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.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17No. 11 TCU*W 21–732,000
September 24at Kansas StateNo. 7W 41–018,000
October 1No. 2 Syracuse*No. 5
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
L 7–1440,000
October 8at Iowa StateNo. 10W 28–1416,277
October 15OklahomaNo. 9
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
T 13–1340,000
October 22at Oklahoma StateNo. 15W 14–730,000
October 29at No. 1 Iowa*No. 19L 7–2147,000
November 5Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas (Rivalry)
W 31–028,000
November 12Coloradodagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, Kansas
L 34–6 (Kansas forfeit)33,000
November 19at No. 1 MissouriL 23–7 (Kansas forfeit)43,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[1][5]

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