Throwback Thursday - Week 2

Missouri’s Danny LaRose tackles Georgia halfback Fred Brown after a two-yard gain in the 1960 Orange Bowl


January 1, 1960 – Orange Bowl Stadium

Tarkenton Rallies Georgia

Georgia        14
Missouri         0

Th​e nation was first introduced to quarterback Fran Tarkenton in the 1960 Orange Bowl Classic, as the Georgia senior used his scrambling ability to lead his team to a 14-0 win over Missouri.

Tarkenton threw for two touchdowns on broken plays and completed nine-of-16 passes for 131 yards.

In the first quarter he threw 29 yards to sophomore halfback Bill McKenney for a 7-0 Georgia lead, and in the third, he scrambled free again and found end Aaron Box open on a 33-yard scoring strike.

​Missouri Coach Dan Devine praised Tarkenton lavishly, but he also said the hard knocking Georgia defense was a big factor. Missouri, which broke Oklahoma's grip on the Big Seven championship, led in total yardage, 264-to-223, but couldn't get across the goal line as three interceptions stopped potential scoring drives.

Georgia head coach Wally Butts coached his last Bulldog game.

First Downs    
Rushing Attempts    
Rushing Yards    
Passing Attempts    
Passes Completed    
Had Intercepted    
Passing Yards 128  
Total Offense 216 260
Punting/ Avg. 7/46.9 6/38.7
Fumbles/Lo​st 1/0 3/0
Penalties/Yard​s 7/44 7/72



Georgia                  7              7    &​nbsp;         0              0 ​;             -           &nbs​p;   14
Missouri                  0              0            ​  0              0        &nbs​p;     -               0


UGA: McKenny 29-yard pass from Tarkenton (Pennington kick); UGA: Box 33-yard pass from Tarkenton (Pennington kick)

Georgia Head Coach: Wallace Butts
Missouri Head Coach: Dan Devine


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