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1961 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record: 147-117-3, .556 W-L% (3rd of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -0.81 (7th of 12) ▪ SOS: -2.47 (7th of 12)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arizona, Penn State, Rutgers and Syracuse)

53 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Pittsburgh 10 @ Miami (FL) 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Sep 22, 1961 Fri San Jose State 16 Pacific 0
3 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Oregon 51 Idaho 0
4 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (7) Penn State 20 Navy 10
5 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (10) Syracuse 19 @ Oregon State 8 Portland, OR
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 34 Xavier 8
7 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Miami (FL) 25 (8) Penn State 8
8 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Army 31 Boston University 7
9 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Idaho 27 San Jose State 18
10 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Villanova 20 @ Holy Cross 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Oct 6, 1961 Fri Navy 17 @ Miami (FL) 6
12 Oct 6, 1961 Fri Penn State 32 @ Boston University 0
13 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Houston 21 Boston College 0
14 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Oregon State 44 Idaho 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Oct 13, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 20 Boston College 3
16 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Arizona 15 @ Oregon 6 Portland, OR
17 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Army 10 @ Penn State 6
18 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 20 @ Boston University 7
19 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Washington State 34 Idaho 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
20 Oct 20, 1961 Fri Navy 37 @ Detroit Mercy 19
21 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Army 51 Idaho 7
22 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Boston College 22 Villanova 6
23 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Oregon 21 San Jose State 6
24 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Penn State 14 Syracuse 0
25 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Xavier 14 @ Dayton 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
26 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Detroit Mercy 41 @ Dayton 12
27 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Pittsburgh 28 Navy 14
28 Oct 28, 1961 Sat San Jose State 21 @ Washington State 19 Spokane, WA
29 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Syracuse 34 Holy Cross 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
30 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Army 34 Detroit Mercy 7
31 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 28 Dayton 0
32 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Navy 13 @ Notre Dame 10
33 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Oregon State 14 Washington State 6
34 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Pacific 27 @ Idaho 2
35 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Syracuse 28 Pittsburgh 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
36 Nov 10, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 20 Villanova 6
37 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Arizona 43 @ Idaho 7 Boise, ID
38 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Notre Dame 26 @ Pittsburgh 20
39 Nov 11, 1961 Sat San Jose State 29 @ Pacific 26
40 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Syracuse 51 Colgate 8
41 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Washington State 22 Oregon 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
42 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Boston College 10 @ Boston University 7
43 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Notre Dame 17 (10) Syracuse 15
44 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Penn State 34 Holy Cross 14
45 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Rutgers 26 @ Colgate 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
46 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Houston 28 Florida State 8
47 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Oregon State 6 @ Oregon 2
48 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Penn State 47 @ Pittsburgh 26
49 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Syracuse 28 @ Boston College 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
50 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 38 Boston College 26
51 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Houston 23 Oregon State 12
52 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Navy 13 Army 7 Philadelphia, PA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
53 Dec 16, 1961 Sat Syracuse 15 Miami (FL) 14 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)