1960 Orange Bowl

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1960 Orange Bowl
1234 Total
Missouri 0000 0
Georgia 7700 14
DateJanuary 1, 1960
Season1959
StadiumOrange Bowl
LocationMiami, Florida
FavoriteGeorgia by 12 points[1]
Attendance72,186
United States TV coverage
NetworkCBS
AnnouncersJoe Boland & Paul Christman
Orange Bowl
 < 1959  1961

The 1960 Orange Bowl was a college football bowl game, the 26th edition of the Orange Bowl, held in Miami, Florida, on New Year's Day. It matched the Georgia Bulldogs and the Missouri Tigers.

Background[edit]

Georgia was champion of the Southeastern Conference for the first time since 1948, and this was their first bowl appearance since 1950. Missouri was the runner-up in the Big Eight Conference, selected to play in this game over Oklahoma due to the conference's rule against consecutive bowl appearances; the Sooners had won the previous two Orange Bowls.

Game summary[edit]

Georgia quarterback Fran Tarkenton threw a 29-yard pass to Bill McKenny to give the Bulldogs a 7–0 lead in the first. In the second quarter, he scrambled and threw a touchdown pass of 33 yards to Aaron Box to make it 14–0 at halftime, and the second half was scoreless.[2] The Tiger offense outgained the Bulldogs in yards, but could not reach the end zone due to three interceptions. Tarkenton threw nine-of-16 passes for 131 yards.[3]

Aftermath[edit]

The Bulldogs have not played in the Orange Bowl since this game, but Missouri returned the next year and won. Additionally, this would be the only meeting between the two schools in football until Missouri joined the SEC in 2012 and was slotted in the Eastern Division.

Statistics[edit]

Statistics Georgia Missouri
First Downs 14 17
Rushing Yards 88 80
Passing Yards 128 180
Total Offense 216 260
Interceptions 2 3
Punts-Average 7-46.9 6-38.7
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-0
Penalties-Yards 7-44 7-72

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, Whitney (January 1, 1960). "Aerials may key contest". Sarasota Herald-Tribune. (Florida). Associated Press. p. 11.
  2. ^ a b "Passes help Georgia win Orange Bowl 14-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. January 2, 1960. p. 5.
  3. ^ http://game.orangebowl.org/orange-bowl-history/the-history-of-the-orange-bowl/1960s/1960/