May 7, 1960
Alumni 0 0 0 0 - 0 Varsity 0 7 0 7 - 14 Second Quarter VAR: Thornton 2 run (Meade kick) 14:37 Drive: 9 plays, 60 yards Fourth Quarter VAR: Martin 8 run (Meade kick) 14:07 Drive: 2 plays, 17 yards ALUM VARS First downs ............. 11 16 Rushing att.-net .... 31-128 45-205 Yards gained ......... 144 224 Yards lost ............ 16 19 Passing yards (net) ..... 89 117 Att-Comp-Int ...... 20-9-4 21-7-1 Total offense ....... 51-217 66-322 Fumbles .................. 5 7 Attendance: 6,500 (est.)
1960 spring game awfully ragged
Coach Bill Jennings called it an awfully ragged performance after the Varsity struggled to put away the Alumni in the 1960 spring game.
Jennings didnt like that his defense dropped potential interceptions and that the offense had trouble sustaining blocks.
Even though they had practiced just once, the Alums put the Varsity through a physical wringer that must have removed any premature plaudits about things to come next fall, the Sunday Journal and Stars Dick Becker wrote.
The Varsity had just one sustained scoring drive. Starting at its own 40, the Varsity moved to the 2 yard line with the help of passes from Ron Meade to Pat Salerno for 14 yards and to Bill Thunder Thornton for 12 yards. Thornton plunged in from the 2 early in the second quarter.
The Varsity's other score came on an eight-yard run by Noel Martin after a fumble recovery at the Alumni 17.
Meade completed 6 of 10 passes for 104 yards and was named the Varsitys most outstanding player. That honor for the Alumni went to quarterback Sam Vacanti, who lettered in 1946 and 47.
This was not the end of spring drills. Jennings said he was glad we have another week to work.