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1961 Athletic Association of Western Universities Leaders

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Record: 21-27-3, .441 W-L% (11th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 0.61 (6th of 12) ▪ SOS: 3.59 (6th of 12)

Conference Champion: UCLA

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll: 0
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(UCLA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Randy Gold (CA) 41
2. Pete Beathard (SCA) 40
3. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 39
4. Rod Sears (STAN) 37
5. Larry Balliett (CA) 26
6. Chuck Butler (STAN) 21
7. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 18
8. Pete Ohler (WA) 17
9. Steve Thurlow (STAN) 15
10. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 14
  Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 14
12. Jim Smith (STAN) 12
13. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 10
14. Pete Olson (CA) 4

Pass Attempts

1. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 86
2. Pete Beathard (SCA) 83
3. Rod Sears (STAN) 82
4. Randy Gold (CA) 81
5. Pete Ohler (WA) 59
6. Larry Balliett (CA) 49
7. Chuck Butler (STAN) 46
8. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 38
9. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 34
  Steve Thurlow (STAN) 34
11. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 30
12. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 26
13. Jim Smith (STAN) 21
14. Pete Olson (CA) 15
15. Bill Siler (WA) 5

Passing Yards

1. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 683
2. Pete Beathard (SCA) 482
3. Steve Thurlow (STAN) 474
4. Randy Gold (CA) 403
5. Pete Ohler (WA) 394
6. Larry Balliett (CA) 367
7. Rod Sears (STAN) 358
8. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 327
  Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 327
10. Chuck Butler (STAN) 258
11. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 162
12. Jim Smith (STAN) 111
13. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 104
14. Pete Olson (CA) 55
15. Bill Siler (WA) 15

Passing Touchdowns

1. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 4
  Randy Gold (CA) 4
3. Pete Ohler (WA) 3
  Pete Beathard (SCA) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Pete Ohler (WA) 8
2. Pete Beathard (SCA) 7
3. Jim Smith (STAN) 5
  Rod Sears (STAN) 5
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 5
6. Chuck Butler (STAN) 4
7. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 3
  Steve Thurlow (STAN) 3
  Pete Olson (CA) 3
  Randy Gold (CA) 3
11. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 2
  Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 2
  Bill Siler (WA) 2

Rush Attempts

1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 176
2. Ben Wilson (SCA) 139
3. Jim Stiger (WA) 130
4. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 114
5. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 112
6. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 99
7. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 96
  Charlie Mitchell (WA) 96
9. George Pierovich (CA) 80
10. Jerry Scattini (CA) 64
11. Randy Gold (CA) 62
12. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 61
13. Alan Nelson (CA) 59
14. Willie Brown (SCA) 58
15. Ken Babajian (STAN) 55
16. Pete Beathard (SCA) 54
17. Gary Craig (STAN) 50
18. Stan Lindskog (STAN) 42
19. Rudy Carvajal (CA) 41
  Martin Wyatt (WA) 41

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 703
2. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 639
3. Ben Wilson (SCA) 619
4. Jim Stiger (WA) 582
5. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 457
6. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 382
7. Willie Brown (SCA) 333
8. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 331
  Alan Nelson (CA) 331
10. Pete Beathard (SCA) 290
11. Rudy Carvajal (CA) 257
12. George Pierovich (CA) 238
13. Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 213
14. Jerry Scattini (CA) 206
15. Bill Siler (WA) 205
16. Martin Wyatt (WA) 201
17. Ken Babajian (STAN) 189
18. Gary Craig (STAN) 185
19. Stan Lindskog (STAN) 178
20. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 152

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 6.3
2. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 4.8
3. Jim Stiger (WA) 4.5
4. Ben Wilson (SCA) 4.5
5. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 3.9
6. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 3.6
7. Jerry Scattini (CA) 3.2
8. George Pierovich (CA) 3.0
9. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 2.9
10. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 1.6

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 10
2. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 8
3. Randy Gold (CA) 4
  Ben Wilson (SCA) 4
  Pete Beathard (SCA) 4
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 4
7. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 2
  Larry Balliett (CA) 2
  Alan Nelson (CA) 2

Receptions

1. Hal Bedsole (SCA) 27
2. George Honore (STAN) 22
3. Bob Wills (CA) 21
4. Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 14
5. Steve Pursell (STAN) 13
6. Willie Brown (SCA) 11
7. Dave Muga (CA) 10
8. Don Vena* (UCLA) 9
9. Danny Spence (STAN) 8
  Jim Maples (SCA) 8
  Ron Vaughn (CA) 8
12. Chris Jessen (STAN) 6
  Bill Turner (CA) 6
  Alan Nelson (CA) 6
  Ben Wilson (SCA) 6
  Frank Buncom (SCA) 6
17. Martin Wyatt (WA) 5
  Stan Lindskog (STAN) 5
  Jerry Scattini (CA) 5
  Larry Royse (STAN) 5
  Rudy Carvajal (CA) 5
  Tom Gutman* (UCLA) 5
  Lee Bernhardi (WA) 5
  Mike Barnes (STAN) 5
  Charlie Mitchell (WA) 5

Receiving Yards

1. Hal Bedsole (SCA) 525
2. Bob Wills (CA) 302
3. Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 297
4. George Honore (STAN) 225
5. Lee Bernhardi (WA) 137
6. Steve Pursell (STAN) 132
  Willie Brown (SCA) 132
8. Jim Maples (SCA) 115
  Frank Buncom (SCA) 115
10. Larry Royse (STAN) 112
11. Jerry Scattini (CA) 110
12. Don Vena* (UCLA) 103
13. Dave Muga (CA) 98
14. Chuck Hicks* (UCLA) 86
15. Ron Vaughn (CA) 81
16. Nat Whitmyer (WA) 80
17. Tom Gutman* (UCLA) 79
18. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 72
19. Frank Patitucci (STAN) 66
20. Chris Jessen (STAN) 65
  Stan Lindskog (STAN) 65

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Hal Bedsole (SCA) 19.4
2. Bob Wills (CA) 14.4
3. George Honore (STAN) 10.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Hal Bedsole (SCA) 6
2. Bob Wills (CA) 3
3. Nat Whitmyer (WA) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 176
2. Ben Wilson (SCA) 145
3. Jim Stiger (WA) 132
4. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 114
5. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 112
6. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 101
7. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 99
8. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 96
9. George Pierovich (CA) 83
10. Jerry Scattini (CA) 69
  Willie Brown (SCA) 69
12. Alan Nelson (CA) 65
13. Randy Gold (CA) 62
14. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 61
15. Ken Babajian (STAN) 57
16. Pete Beathard (SCA) 56
17. Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 54
18. Gary Craig (STAN) 53
19. Stan Lindskog (STAN) 47
20. Rudy Carvajal (CA) 46
  Martin Wyatt (WA) 46

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 703
2. Ben Wilson (SCA) 675
3. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 639
4. Jim Stiger (WA) 615
5. Hal Bedsole (SCA) 537
6. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 529
7. Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 510
8. Willie Brown (SCA) 465
9. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 382
10. Alan Nelson (CA) 379
11. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 331
12. Jerry Scattini (CA) 316
13. Pete Beathard (SCA) 312
14. Bob Wills (CA) 302
15. Rudy Carvajal (CA) 286
  George Pierovich (CA) 286
17. Martin Wyatt (WA) 250
18. Stan Lindskog (STAN) 243
19. Nat Whitmyer (WA) 231
20. George Honore (STAN) 225

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 10
2. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 8
3. Hal Bedsole (SCA) 6
4. Pete Beathard (SCA) 4
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 4
  Ben Wilson (SCA) 4
  Randy Gold (CA) 4
8. Bob Wills (CA) 3
9. George Pierovich (CA) 2
  Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 2
  Rudy Carvajal (CA) 2
  Nat Whitmyer (WA) 2
  Alan Nelson (CA) 2
  Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 2
  Larry Balliett (CA) 2

Total Plays

1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 214
2. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 182
3. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 146
4. Randy Gold (CA) 143
5. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 140
6. Ben Wilson (SCA) 139
7. Pete Beathard (SCA) 137
8. Jim Stiger (WA) 130
9. Rod Sears (STAN) 118
10. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 99
11. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 97
12. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 91
13. Chuck Butler (STAN) 82
  Larry Balliett (CA) 82
15. Pete Ohler (WA) 80
  George Pierovich (CA) 80
17. Steve Thurlow (STAN) 65
18. Jerry Scattini (CA) 64
19. Alan Nelson (CA) 59
  Willie Brown (SCA) 59

Total Yards

1. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 1030
2. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 966
3. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 835
4. Pete Beathard (SCA) 772
5. Ben Wilson (SCA) 619
6. Steve Thurlow (STAN) 585
7. Jim Stiger (WA) 582
8. Randy Gold (CA) 491
9. Charlie Mitchell (WA) 457
10. Kermit Jorgensen (WA) 435
11. Pete Ohler (WA) 429
12. Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 382
13. Rod Sears (STAN) 357
14. Larry Balliett (CA) 350
15. Willie Brown (SCA) 333
16. Alan Nelson (CA) 331
17. Chuck Butler (STAN) 281
18. Rudy Carvajal (CA) 257
19. George Pierovich (CA) 238
  Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 238

Total Touchdowns

1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 11
2. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 9
3. Bill Nelsen (SCA) 8
  Randy Gold (CA) 8
5. Pete Beathard (SCA) 7
6. Ben Wilson (SCA) 4
7. Pete Ohler (WA) 3
  Larry Balliett (CA) 3
9. Alan Nelson (CA) 2
  Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 2