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1961 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 70-53-1, .569 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.78 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.29 (3rd of 12)

Conference Champion: Alabama and Louisiana State

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Louisiana State and Mississippi)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Georgia Tech, Louisiana State and Mississippi)

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Alabama 11 0 0 1.000 7 0 0 1.000 27.0 2.3 24.03 5.30
Louisiana State 10 1 0 .909 6 0 0 1.000 23.5 5.2 21.85 8.75
Mississippi 9 2 0 .818 5 1 0 .833 30.3 4.7 21.98 6.17
Georgia Tech 7 4 0 .636 4 3 0 .571 16.1 7.3 17.98 9.89
Tennessee 6 4 0 .600 4 3 0 .571 22.1 14.9 10.41 6.41
Florida 4 5 1 .450 3 3 0 .500 9.7 14.6 2.95 7.55
Auburn 6 4 0 .600 3 4 0 .429 17.4 13.7 9.47 6.07
Kentucky 5 5 0 .500 2 4 0 .333 13.8 12.3 6.28 4.88
Georgia 3 7 0 .300 2 5 0 .286 8.4 17.7 -1.13 7.27
Mississippi State 5 5 0 .500 1 5 0 .167 11.1 13.5 5.54 8.04
Tulane 2 8 0 .200 1 5 0 .167 6.0 22.5 -0.23 9.87
Vanderbilt 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 9.5 22.0 -1.79 7.31

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 Final
Alabama 3 4 4 3 5 4 4 2 2 1 1 1
Louisiana State 5       10 7 6 4 4 4 3 4
Mississippi 9 2 2 1 2 2 2 7 6 6 5 5
Georgia Tech     3   8 9 7 9       13

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1962-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 12 Mississippi 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1962-01-01 Orange Bowl Louisiana State 25 Colorado 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1962-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 10 Arkansas 3 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1961-12-30 Gator Bowl Penn State 30 Georgia Tech 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Pat Trammell (AL) 75
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 70
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 68
4. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 54
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 50
  Doug Elmore (MS) 50
7. Glynn Griffing (MS) 46
8. Stan Gann (GATECH) 43
9. Jack Domingue (TLN) 41
10. Lynn Amedee (LAST) 40

Pass Attempts

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 136
2. Pat Trammell (AL) 133
3. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 126
4. Jerry Woolum (KY) 125
5. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 118
6. Jack Domingue (TLN) 97
7. Lynn Amedee (LAST) 94
8. Glynn Griffing (MS) 91
9. Doug Elmore (MS) 84
10. Stan Gann (GATECH) 79

Passing Yards

1. Pat Trammell (AL) 1035
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 892
3. Glynn Griffing (MS) 785
4. Doug Elmore (MS) 741
5. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 710
6. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 703
7. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 607
8. Lynn Amedee (LAST) 485
9. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 460
  Tom Batten (FL) 460

Passing Touchdowns

1. Glynn Griffing (MS) 10
2. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 8
  Pat Trammell (AL) 8
4. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 7
5. Doug Elmore (MS) 6
6. Mailon Kent (AUB) 5
7. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 4
  Jerry Woolum (KY) 4
9. Tom Batten (FL) 3
  Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 14
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 12
3. Stan Gann (GATECH) 9
4. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 8
5. Larry Libertore (FL) 7
  Jerry Woolum (KY) 7
7. Billy Hill (MSST) 6
8. Lynn Amedee (LAST) 5
  Charlie Furlow (MSST) 5
  John Rampulla (KY) 5
  Bobby Dodd (FL) 5
  John Correro (MSST) 5
  Tom Batten (FL) 5
  Jon Cleveland (VAND) 5

Rush Attempts

1. Mike Fracchia (AL) 130
2. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 123
3. Larry Rawson (AUB) 121
4. Larry Libertore (FL) 120
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 112
6. Don Goodman (FL) 111
7. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 101
8. Mackie Weaver (MSST) 97
9. Mike McNames (GATECH) 94
10. Stan Gann (GATECH) 93

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Fracchia (AL) 652
2. Billy Ray Adams (MS) 575
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 475
4. Don Goodman (FL) 455
5. Larry Rawson (AUB) 448
6. Earl Gros (LAST) 406
7. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 405
8. Lindy Infante (FL) 369
9. Mike McNames (GATECH) 350
10. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 347

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Ray Adams (MS) 6.3
2. Mike Fracchia (AL) 5.0
3. Bunny Orr (TN) 5.0
4. Earl Gros (LAST) 4.5
5. Doug Elmore (MS) 4.5
6. Lindy Infante (FL) 4.3
7. Howard Dunnebacke (KY) 4.1
8. Don Goodman (FL) 4.1
9. Bill McKenny (GA) 4.0
10. Billy Hill (MSST) 4.0

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Billy Ray Adams (MS) 9
  Pat Trammell (AL) 9
3. Wendell Harris (LAST) 6
  Mallon Faircloth (TN) 6
  Bobby Hunt (AUB) 6
6. Stan Gann (GATECH) 5
  Mike Fracchia (AL) 5
8. Billy Richardson (AL) 4
  Bo Campbell (LAST) 4
  Jack Nichols (TN) 4
  Lindy Infante (FL) 4
  Earl Gros (LAST) 4

Receptions

1. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 32
2. Jeff Starling (VAND) 25
  Dave Edwards (AUB) 25
4. Bill McKenny (GA) 23
5. Johnny Baker (MSST) 22
6. Billy Williamson (GATECH) 21
7. Billy Knowles (GA) 17
8. Billy Martin (GATECH) 16
  Dave Gash (KY) 16
10. Catfish Smith (MS) 14
  A.J. Holloway (MS) 14

Receiving Yards

1. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 543
2. Dave Edwards (AUB) 372
3. Johnny Baker (MSST) 323
4. Jeff Starling (VAND) 273
5. Catfish Smith (MS) 254
6. Russ Brown (FL) 239
7. Billy Martin (GATECH) 233
8. Billy Williamson (GATECH) 221
9. Bob Hoover (FL) 213
10. Richard Williamson (AL) 206

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 17.0
2. Dave Edwards (AUB) 14.9
3. Johnny Baker (MSST) 14.7
4. Jeff Starling (VAND) 10.9
5. Billy Williamson (GATECH) 10.5
6. Bill McKenny (GA) 8.8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mike Fracchia (AL) 133
2. Larry Rawson (AUB) 124
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 123
4. Larry Libertore (FL) 120
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 112
6. Don Goodman (FL) 111
7. Bill McKenny (GA) 104
8. Billy Ray Adams (MS) 102
9. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 101
10. Mackie Weaver (MSST) 97

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Billy Ray Adams (MS) 773
2. Mike Fracchia (AL) 658
3. Billy Williamson (GATECH) 552
4. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 543
5. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 540
6. Bill McKenny (GA) 530
7. Larry Rawson (AUB) 515
8. Lindy Infante (FL) 498
9. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 475
10. Don Goodman (FL) 455

Total Plays

1. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 238
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 219
  Bobby Hunt (AUB) 219
4. Pat Trammell (AL) 208
5. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 175
6. Larry Libertore (FL) 172
  Stan Gann (GATECH) 172
8. Doug Elmore (MS) 161
9. Jerry Woolum (KY) 152
10. Jack Domingue (TLN) 146

Total Yards

1. Pat Trammell (AL) 1314
2. Doug Elmore (MS) 1086
3. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 1050
4. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 935
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 932
6. Glynn Griffing (MS) 920
7. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 841
8. Jerry Woolum (KY) 817
9. Larry Libertore (FL) 671
10. Mike Fracchia (AL) 652

Total Touchdowns

1. Pat Trammell (AL) 17
2. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 14
3. Glynn Griffing (MS) 11
4. Doug Elmore (MS) 9
  Billy Ray Adams (MS) 9
6. Bobby Hunt (AUB) 8
7. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 7
8. Stan Gann (GATECH) 6
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 6
  Wendell Harris (LAST) 6