American Football Database
American Football Database
1960 Utah Utes football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1960 record7–3 (5–1 Skyline)
Head coachRay Nagel (3rd season)
Home stadiumUte Stadium
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Template:1960 Skyline Conference football standings The 1960 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1960 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Salt Lake City at Ute Stadium.

Under third-year head coach Ray Nagel, the Utes were 7–3 overall and 5–1 in the Mountain States Conference (Skyline). They were led on the field by senior quarterback Terry Nofsinger.

Conference foe New Mexico was not played in 1960, so Utah finished a half game behind co-champions Utah State and Wyoming in the standings. The Utes denied the undefeated Aggies an outright title and a perfect regular season with a 6–0 shutout in the conference finale on November 19 in Salt Lake City.[1]

For the second straight year, Utah did not face longtime rival Colorado; the teams met in 1961 and 1962, then the series went on hiatus until 2011, when both schools joined the Pac-12 Conference.


September 17Hawaii*W 33–6
September 24at Arizona*W 13–3
October 1Oregon*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
L 17–20
October 7at BYU Δ
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah (rivalry)
W 17–0
October 22Denverdagger
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 49–16
October 29at WyomingL 7–17
November 5at Colorado StateW 27–6
November 12Montana
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
W 16–6
November 19Utah State
W 6–0
November 26UCLA*
  • Ute Stadium
  • Salt Lake City, Utah [2]
L 9–16
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Δ BYU was designated home team.[3]


NFL draft

Utah had two players selected in the 1961 NFL Draft.[6]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Ken Petersen Guard 14 183 Minnesota Vikings
Terry Nofsinger Quarterback 17 230 Pittsburgh Steelers