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1960 Liberty Bowl
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Release Date: 12/01/2003
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Penn State 41, Oregon 12

Dec. 17, 1960
Philadelphia, Pa.
Attendance: 16,624

Penn State’s scoring barrages in the second and fourth quarter proved to be too much for the Ducks to overcome as the Nittany Lions successfully defended their Liberty Bowl title in the second-annual contest.

Quarterback Dick Hoak didn’t appear to let the 30-degree temperatures and three-foot snowbanks along the sidelines bother him, running for two Penn State touchdowns and passing for a third to account for Oregon’s most decisive setback in five seasons. In addition, Hoak picked off a pair of errant Duck passes which led to the winner’s final two scores.

Despite his heroics, it was Oregon’s Dave Grayson who came away with back of the game honors, rushing for 93 yards and adding 43 yards in receptions. Grayson accounted for 35 of the 88 yards on the Ducks’ opening scoring drive before completing the team’s third-quarter march with a 10-yard scoring run.

Defensively, Grayson recovered a Nittany Lion fumble in the end zone to prevent a second consecutive Penn State score in the second quarter, but Penn State took advantage of an Oregon fumble to accumulate 14 points in the final 2:25 before the half.

The Ducks threatened to make a game of it on Grayson’s scoring run to conclude the team’s second series after the intermission. However, Penn State mounted scoring drives the first three times it had the ball in the final period.

 

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

Final

Coach

Penn State

0

21

0

20

41

Rip Engle

Oregon

6

0

6

0

12

Len Casanova

SCORING
UO.......Dave Grosz 1 run (kick failed), 5:40, 1st
PSU......Don Jonas 1 run (Henry Opperman kick), 12:50, 2nd
PSU......Al Gursky 2 run (Opperman kick), 2:25, 2nd
PSU......Dick Hoak 6 run (Opperman kick), :41, 2nd
UO.......Dave Grayson 10 run (pass failed), 5:31, 3rd
PSU......Ed Caye 1 run (Opperman kick), 9:03, 4th
PSU......Hoak 11 run (kick failed), 7:14, 4th
PSU......Dick Pae 33 pass from Hoak (Jonas kick), 5:14, 4th


Individual Leaders

Rushing
Grayson (UO) 10-93, Hoak (PS) 9-61, Kerr (PS) 12-47.

Passing
Grosz (UO) 15-9-2-178,
Hoak (PS) 5-3-0-67, Hall (PS) 7-4-0-47.

Receiving
Bruce (UO) 4-90, Grayson (UO) 1-43,
Opperman (PS) 4-49, Pae (PS) 1-33.

 

Team Statistics

Penn State

Oregon

First Downs

25

17

Rushes / Yards

73-301

36-187

Passes

8-14-0

10-16-1

Passing Yards

119

173

Total Offense

420

360

Punting

4-25.0

4-34.0

Fumbles / Lost

3-1

4-2

Penalties

6-40

2-12

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