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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. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 14
  Mike Haffner* (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. Steve Thurlow (STAN) 34
  Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 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. Rod Sears (STAN) 5
  Jim Smith (STAN) 5
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 5
6. Chuck Butler (STAN) 4
7. Pete Olson (CA) 3
  Randy Gold (CA) 3
  Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 3
  Steve Thurlow (STAN) 3
11. Bill Siler (WA) 2
  Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 2
  Kermit Jorgensen (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. Ben Wilson (SCA) 4
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 4
  Randy Gold (CA) 4
  Pete Beathard (SCA) 4
7. Alan Nelson (CA) 2
  Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 2
  Larry Balliett (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. Jim Maples (SCA) 8
  Ron Vaughn (CA) 8
  Danny Spence (STAN) 8
12. Alan Nelson (CA) 6
  Bill Turner (CA) 6
  Frank Buncom (SCA) 6
  Chris Jessen (STAN) 6
  Ben Wilson (SCA) 6
17. Mike Barnes (STAN) 5
  Charlie Mitchell (WA) 5
  Martin Wyatt (WA) 5
  Stan Lindskog (STAN) 5
  Jerry Scattini (CA) 5
  Rudy Carvajal (CA) 5
  Tom Gutman* (UCLA) 5
  Lee Bernhardi (WA) 5
  Larry Royse (STAN) 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. Willie Brown (SCA) 132
  Steve Pursell (STAN) 132
8. Frank Buncom (SCA) 115
  Jim Maples (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
  Randy Gold (CA) 4
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 4
  Ben Wilson (SCA) 4
8. Bob Wills (CA) 3
9. Alan Nelson (CA) 2
  Larry Balliett (CA) 2
  Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 2
  Kermit Alexander* (UCLA) 2
  Rudy Carvajal (CA) 2
  Nat Whitmyer (WA) 2
  George Pierovich (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. Ezell Singleton* (UCLA) 238
  George Pierovich (CA) 238
Total Touchdowns
1. Bobby Smith* (UCLA) 11
2. Mike Haffner* (UCLA) 9
3. Randy Gold (CA) 8
  Bill Nelsen (SCA) 8
5. Pete Beathard (SCA) 7
6. Ben Wilson (SCA) 4
7. Larry Balliett (CA) 3
  Pete Ohler (WA) 3
9. Alan Nelson (CA) 2
  Almose Thompson* (UCLA) 2