|1960 Minnesota Golden Gophers football|
Consensus national champion
Big Ten co-champion
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1960 record||8–2 (6–1 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Murray Warmath (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1960 Big Ten Conference football standings|
|No. 1 Minnesota +||6||–||1||–||0||8||–||2||–||0|
|No. 3 Iowa +||5||–||1||–||0||8||–||1||–||0|
|No. 8 Ohio State||5||–||2||–||0||7||–||2||–||0|
|No. 15 Michigan State||4||–||2||–||0||6||–||2||–||1|
|No. 19 Purdue||3||–||4||–||0||4||–||4||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1960 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1960 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 8–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 228 to 88.
The team was selected national champion by four NCAA-designated major selectors in Associated Press, Football News, National Football Foundation, and UPI/coaches:113 with some selections made prior to the Gophers' loss to Washington in the 1961 Rose Bowl. The University of Missouri beat 3 nationally ranked teams and finished 11-0 under Dan Devine. They were selected as National Champion by https:/wiki/Poling_System. Both Minnesota and Ole Miss were consensus national champions.:120
Guard Tom Brown received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Brown was also a consensus first-team All-American, won the Outland Trophy, finished second in the Heisman Trophy voting, and received the Chicago Tribune Silver Football, given to the Big Ten most valuable player. Brown, end Tom Hall and center Greg Larson were named All-Big Ten first team. Tackle Frank Brixius was named an Academic All-American and Academic All-Big Ten.
|September 24||at No. 12 Nebraska*||W 26–14||38,000|
|October 1||Indiana||No. 18||W 42–0||53,725|
|October 8||Northwestern||No. 14||W 7–0||57,096|
|October 15||Illinois||No. 10||W 21–10||63,641|
|October 22||at Michigan||No. 6||W 10–0||69,352|
|October 29||Kansas State*||No. 6||W 48–7||43,568|
|November 5||No. 1 Iowa||No. 3||W 27–10||65,610|
|November 12||Purdue||No. 1||L 14–23||61,348|
|November 19||at Wisconsin||No. 4||W 26–7||55,576|
|January 2||vs. No. 6 Washington*||No. 1||L 7–17||97,314|
|Overall record||Last meeting||Result|
- "1960 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
- 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. Retrieved December 11, 2018.
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- "Minnesota Trims Top-Ranked Iowa". Kingsport Times-News via newspaperarchive.com. November 6, 1960. p. 1C. Retrieved August 12, 2018.