|1960 Oregon State Beavers football|
|Home stadium||Parker Stadium|
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
|1960 NCAA University Division independents football records|
|No. 4 Navy||–||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 19 Syracuse||–||7||–||2||–||0|
|No. 16 Penn State||–||7||–||3||–||0|
|San Jose State||–||5||–||4||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1960 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State College as an independent during the 1960 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixth season under head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers compiled a 6–3–1 record and outscored their opponents 197 to 145. They played two home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis and two at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.
The Pacific Coast Conference (PCC) disbanded in 1959; this was the second of five years that Oregon State and Oregon competed as independents. The Civil War game was played in Corvallis and ended in a tie.
The Gotham Bowl was scheduled to premiere at Yankee Stadium in New York City in 1960 with Holy Cross as the host team. However, after Oregon State was invited, Holy Cross was uninvited in hopes of finding a better match-up. The game was canceled when no opponent could be found for Oregon State.
After this season, the university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield on March 6, 1961, and became effective that summer.
|September 16||at No. 6 USC||W 14–0||32,928|
|September 24||at No. 19 Iowa||No. 10||L 12–22||43,000|
|October 1||Houston||W 29–20||22,573|
|October 8||at Indiana||W 20–6||25,000|
|October 15||at Idaho||No. 17||W 28–8||10,500|
|October 22||No. 8 Washington||No. 18||L 29–30||36,833|
|October 29||California||No. 15||L 6–14||15,745|
|November 4||at Washington State||W 20–10||15,600|
|November 12||at Stanford||W 25–21||7,500|
|November 19||No. 19 Oregon||T 14–14||27,009|
- HB Terry Baker, So.
- HB Rich Brooks, So.
- HB Art Gilmore, Sr.
- QB Marne Palmateer, Jr.
- T Neil Plumley, Jr.
- QB Bill Sullivan, Jr.
- E Aaron Thomas, Sr.
Professional football drafts
|Aaron Thomas||End||4||47||San Francisco 49ers|
|Art Gilmore||Back||7||86||Dallas Cowboys|
|Art Gilmore||Back||11||85||New York Titans|
|Neil Plumley||Tackle||20||157||New York Titans|
- "1960 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
- Strite, Dick (November 20, 1960). "'Civil War' opponents battle to 14-14 standoff". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
- "Gotham Bowl inaugural off". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 1, 1960. p. 1D.
- "OSU measure signed by Gov. Hatfield". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 6, 1961. p. 1A.
- "Hatfield signs bill changing name of college". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. March 6, 1961. p. 1.
- "Beavers vs. Vandals". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). October 15, 1960. p. 11.
- "Beavers vs. Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). November 5, 1960. p. 8.
- "Duck-Beaver lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 18, 1960. p. 2B.