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1960 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1960 record5–4 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (2nd season)
MVPDennis Fitzgerald
CaptainGerald Smith
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1959
1961 →
1960 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/1 Minnesota § 5 1 0     8 2 0
#3/2 Iowa § 5 1 0     8 1 0
#8/8 Ohio State 4 2 0     7 2 0
#15/11 Michigan State 3 2 0     6 2 1
Illinois 2 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     5 4 0
#19/15 Purdue 2 4 0     4 4 1
Wisconsin 2 5 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 0 0     1 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1960 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1960 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 24, 1960* Oregon Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 21–0   48,021
October 1, 1960 at #NR/13 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 24–17   76,490
October 8, 1960* Duke Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 31–6   77,183
October 15, 1960 Northwestern #NR/19 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 14–7   63,027
October 22, 1960† #6/5 Minnesota #NR/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 10–0   71,752
October 29, 1960 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 16–13   57,629
November 5, 1960 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 8–7   63,665
November 12, 1960 Indiana Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 29–7   51,584
November 19, 1960 at #10/9 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 7–0   83,107
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leadersEdit

RushingEdit

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attemptTouchdowns
Bennie McRae803424.30
Dave Raimey622924.76
Dennis Fitzgerald662634.01

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTDLong
Dave Glinka124541143.575514.0550

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTDLong
Robert Johnson1523015.3150
George Mans913615.1131
Scott Maentz712718.1234

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Bennie McRae916918.8039
Dennis Fitzgerald313846.0199
Dave Raimey37826.0016

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Bennie McRae141138.1018
Gary McNitt55611.2031
Reid Bushong44511.3014

PlayersEdit

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  • Reid Bushong - started 1 game at left halfback
  • Dennis Fitzgerald - started 2 games at right halfback
  • Bill Freehan - started 2 games at left end
  • Dave Glinka - started 3 games at quarterback
  • Lee Hall - started 2 games at left guard
  • John Halsted - started 1 game at left end
  • Thomas Jobson - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Robert Johnson - started 9 games at right end
  • Scott Maentz - started 6 games at left end
  • Gary McNitt - started 4 games at right halfback
  • Bennie McRae - started 8 games at left halfback
  • Paul Poulos - started 7 games at left guard
  • Dave Raimey - started 3 games at right halfback
  • Jon Schopf - started 9 games at right tackle
  • Gerald Smith - started 9 games at center
  • John Stamos - started 6 games at quarterback
  • Dick Syring - started 9 games at right guard
  • Bill Tunnicliff - started 1 game at fullback
  • Ken Tureaud - started 7 games at fullback
  • Rudd Van Dyne - started 1 game at fullback

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

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