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1960 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1960 record5–4 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachAra Parseghian (5th season)
MVPMike Stock
CaptainIrv Cross[1]
CaptainMike Stock (2nd year)
Home stadiumDyche 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 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. In their sixth year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4 record (3–4 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a four-way tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2][3]

The team's offensive leaders were Dick Thornton with 901 passing yards, Mike Stock with 536 rushing yards, and Elbert Kimbrough with 378 receiving yards.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 24at Oklahoma*No. 14W 19–3
October 1No. 8 IowaNo. 6L 0–42
October 8at No. 14 MinnesotaL 0–7
October 15at MichiganL 7–14
October 22Notre Dame*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 7–6
October 29at IndianaW 21–3
November 5at WisconsinW 21–0
November 12No. 13 Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 18–21
November 19Illinois
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois (Rivalry)
W 14–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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