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1961 Southwest Conference Leaders

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Record: 44-36-4, .548 W-L% (4th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.99 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.77 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Arkansas and Texas

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Arkansas, Rice and Texas)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 74
2. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 71
3. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 44
  Mike Cotten (TX) 44
5. Bobby Ply (BAY) 39
6. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 37
  Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 37
8. John Erickson (TXAM) 34
9. George McKinney (AR) 32
10. Don Trull (BAY) 26
11. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 25
12. Billy Cox (RICE) 23
13. Roger Braugh (SMETH) 17
14. Billy Moore (AR) 14
15. Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 13
16. Johnny Genung (TX) 12
17. Harold Morgan (SMETH) 10
18. Jim Keller (TXAM) 7
  Duke Carlisle (TX) 7
20. Jim Linnstaedter (TXAM) 3
  Tommy Wade (TX) 3
  Jack Collins (TX) 3
  Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 3
  Gray Mills (TXX) 3
Pass Attempts
1. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 137
2. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 129
3. Bobby Ply (BAY) 86
4. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 84
5. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 79
6. Mike Cotten (TX) 77
  Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 77
8. John Erickson (TXAM) 73
9. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 69
10. George McKinney (AR) 68
11. Don Trull (BAY) 56
12. Billy Cox (RICE) 52
13. Roger Braugh (SMETH) 42
14. Billy Moore (AR) 35
15. Johnny Genung (TX) 30
16. Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 24
  Harold Morgan (SMETH) 24
18. Duke Carlisle (TX) 18
  Jim Keller (TXAM) 18
20. Gray Mills (TXX) 12
  Tommy Wade (TX) 12
Passing Yards
1. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 999
2. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 693
3. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 505
4. Mike Cotten (TX) 500
5. Bobby Ply (BAY) 468
  John Erickson (TXAM) 468
7. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 451
8. Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 442
9. George McKinney (AR) 426
10. Don Trull (BAY) 359
  Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 359
12. Billy Cox (RICE) 287
13. Billy Moore (AR) 231
14. Duke Carlisle (TX) 184
15. Johnny Genung (TX) 179
16. Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 149
17. Roger Braugh (SMETH) 147
18. Harold Morgan (SMETH) 116
19. Jim Keller (TXAM) 83
20. James Saxton (TX) 46
Passing Touchdowns
1. Mike Cotten (TX) 7
2. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 6
  George McKinney (AR) 6
  Bobby Ply (BAY) 6
5. Billy Cox (RICE) 5
6. Don Trull (BAY) 4
  Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 4
8. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 3
9. Johnny Genung (TX) 2
  John Erickson (TXAM) 2
  Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 2
  Billy Moore (AR) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 8
  Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 8
3. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 6
  Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 6
  Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 6
6. George McKinney (AR) 5
  John Erickson (TXAM) 5
  Billy Moore (AR) 5
9. Don Trull (BAY) 4
  Bobby Ply (BAY) 4
  Harold Morgan (SMETH) 4
  Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 4
13. Johnny Genung (TX) 3
  Tommy Wade (TX) 3
15. Jim Keller (TXAM) 2
  Mike Cotten (TX) 2
Rush Attempts
1. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 148
2. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 128
3. Lance Alworth (AR) 110
4. James Saxton (TX) 107
5. Jerry Cook (TX) 96
6. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 92
7. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 91
8. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 89
9. Roland Jackson (RICE) 88
10. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 85
11. Tommy Ford (TX) 83
12. Billy Joe Moody (AR) 81
13. Paul Dudley (AR) 77
  Ray Poage (TX) 77
15. Sam Byer (TXAM) 74
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 74
17. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 72
18. Jesse Branch (AR) 69
19. George McKinney (AR) 68
20. Mike Cotten (TX) 64
Rushing Yards
1. James Saxton (TX) 846
2. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 577
3. Lance Alworth (AR) 531
4. Jerry Cook (TX) 527
5. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 486
6. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 441
7. Tommy Ford (TX) 415
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 415
9. Ray Poage (TX) 383
10. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 371
11. Paul Dudley (AR) 364
12. Butch Blume (RICE) 308
13. Billy Joe Moody (AR) 298
14. Jesse Branch (AR) 286
15. George McKinney (AR) 284
16. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 282
17. Sam Byer (TXAM) 256
18. Billy Moore (AR) 252
19. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 249
20. Jim Linnstaedter (TXAM) 243
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. James Saxton (TX) 7.9
2. Jerry Cook (TX) 5.5
3. Tommy Ford (TX) 5.0
4. Ray Poage (TX) 5.0
5. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 4.8
6. Lance Alworth (AR) 4.8
7. Paul Dudley (AR) 4.7
8. Roland Jackson (RICE) 4.7
9. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 4.4
10. George McKinney (AR) 4.2
11. Jesse Branch (AR) 4.1
12. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 3.9
13. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 3.8
14. Billy Joe Moody (AR) 3.7
15. Sam Byer (TXAM) 3.5
16. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 3.5
17. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 3.2
18. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 2.7
19. Mike Cotten (TX) 2.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Jerry Cook (TX) 9
  James Saxton (TX) 9
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Butch Blume (RICE) 5
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 5
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 5
8. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 4
  George McKinney (AR) 4
10. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 3
  Paul Dudley (AR) 3
  Ray Poage (TX) 3
  Mike Cotten (TX) 3
  Billy Moore (AR) 3
  Sam Byer (TXAM) 3
  Mike Bowen (RICE) 3
  Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 3
  David Rankin (TXTECH) 3
  Larry Thomas (TXX) 3
20. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 2
  Billy Joe Moody (AR) 2
  Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 2
  Marv Chipman (TXX) 2
  Lance Alworth (AR) 2
  Jim Murphy (TXAM) 2
  John Erickson (TXAM) 2
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 2
  John Ed Clarke (SMETH) 2
  Tom Sherwin (SMETH) 2
  Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 2
Receptions
1. Buddy Iles (TXX) 31
2. Bob Witucki (TXTECH) 26
3. Larry Thomas (TXX) 20
4. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 19
5. Claude Pearson (BAY) 18
  Lance Alworth (AR) 18
7. Billy Gannon (SMETH) 17
8. David Parks (TXTECH) 16
9. Tom Sherwin (SMETH) 15
10. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 14
  Bob Moses (TX) 14
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 14
13. Buddy Nichols (SMETH) 13
  Bobby Lane (BAY) 13
  Jack Collins (TX) 13
  Ted Plumb (BAY) 13
17. Dale Glasscock (TXX) 10
  Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 10
  Jimmy Collier (AR) 10
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 10
Receiving Yards
1. Buddy Iles (TXX) 479
2. Bob Witucki (TXTECH) 335
3. Lance Alworth (AR) 320
4. Claude Pearson (BAY) 217
5. David Parks (TXTECH) 209
6. Travis Reagan (TXAM) 201
7. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 199
8. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 188
9. Ted Plumb (BAY) 180
10. Bob Moses (TX) 177
11. Buddy Nichols (SMETH) 161
12. Billy Gannon (SMETH) 155
13. Jack Collins (TX) 152
14. Bobby Lane (BAY) 141
15. Jimmy Collier (AR) 139
16. Johnny Burrell (RICE) 133
17. Sandy Sands (TX) 131
18. James Saxton (TX) 123
19. Paul Dudley (AR) 121
20. Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 116
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Buddy Iles (TXX) 15.5
2. Bob Witucki (TXTECH) 12.9
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 10.5
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Bob Moses (TX) 5
2. Jack Collins (TX) 3
  Bobby Lane (BAY) 3
  Ted Plumb (BAY) 3
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 3
  Lance Alworth (AR) 3
7. Gene Raesz (RICE) 2
  Dale Glasscock (TXX) 2
  Buddy Iles (TXX) 2
  Jimmy Collier (AR) 2
  Jim John (AR) 2
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 158
2. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 128
  Lance Alworth (AR) 128
4. James Saxton (TX) 114
5. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 110
6. Jerry Cook (TX) 98
7. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 92
8. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 89
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 89
10. Tommy Ford (TX) 87
11. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 85
12. Paul Dudley (AR) 84
13. Ray Poage (TX) 82
14. Billy Joe Moody (AR) 81
15. Sam Byer (TXAM) 74
  Billy Gannon (SMETH) 74
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 74
18. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 72
19. Jesse Branch (AR) 69
20. George McKinney (AR) 68
Yards From Scrimmage
1. James Saxton (TX) 969
2. Lance Alworth (AR) 851
3. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 670
4. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 640
5. Jerry Cook (TX) 549
6. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 486
7. Paul Dudley (AR) 485
8. Buddy Iles (TXX) 479
9. Roland Jackson (RICE) 462
10. Tommy Ford (TX) 457
11. Ray Poage (TX) 449
12. Butch Blume (RICE) 385
13. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 371
14. Travis Reagan (TXAM) 369
15. Billy Gannon (SMETH) 342
16. Bob Witucki (TXTECH) 335
17. Jack Collins (TX) 327
18. Jim Linnstaedter (TXAM) 319
19. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 317
20. Billy Joe Moody (AR) 298
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jerry Cook (TX) 9
  James Saxton (TX) 9
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 8
4. Travis Reagan (TXAM) 6
  Butch Blume (RICE) 6
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 6
7. Bob Moses (TX) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Lance Alworth (AR) 5
10. Paul Dudley (AR) 4
  George McKinney (AR) 4
  Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 4
  Ray Poage (TX) 4
14. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 3
  Larry Thomas (TXX) 3
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 3
  Mike Cotten (TX) 3
  Billy Moore (AR) 3
  Sam Byer (TXAM) 3
  Mike Bowen (RICE) 3
  Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 3
  Bobby Lane (BAY) 3
  Ted Plumb (BAY) 3
  Jack Collins (TX) 3
  Tom Sherwin (SMETH) 3
  David Rankin (TXTECH) 3
Total Plays
1. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 221
2. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 211
3. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 158
4. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 151
5. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 148
6. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 143
7. Mike Cotten (TX) 141
8. George McKinney (AR) 136
9. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 128
10. John Erickson (TXAM) 122
11. Lance Alworth (AR) 117
12. Bobby Ply (BAY) 114
13. James Saxton (TX) 108
14. Billy Moore (AR) 97
15. Jerry Cook (TX) 96
  Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 96
17. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 92
18. Roland Jackson (RICE) 88
19. Billy Cox (RICE) 87
20. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 85
Total Yards
1. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 1198
2. James Saxton (TX) 892
3. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 775
4. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 754
5. George McKinney (AR) 710
6. Mike Cotten (TX) 650
7. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 641
8. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 577
9. Lance Alworth (AR) 531
10. Jerry Cook (TX) 527
11. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 511
12. Bobby Ply (BAY) 499
13. John Erickson (TXAM) 489
14. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 486
15. Billy Moore (AR) 483
16. Don Trull (BAY) 462
17. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 453
18. Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 422
19. Tommy Ford (TX) 415
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 415
Total Touchdowns
1. George McKinney (AR) 10
  Mike Cotten (TX) 10
  James Saxton (TX) 10
4. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 9
  Jerry Cook (TX) 9
6. Bobby Ply (BAY) 7
7. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 6
8. Billy Cox (RICE) 5
  Butch Blume (RICE) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 5
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 5
  Billy Moore (AR) 5
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 5
16. Don Trull (BAY) 4
  Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 4
  John Erickson (TXAM) 4
  Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 4
20. Larry Thomas (TXX) 3
  Sam Byer (TXAM) 3
  Mike Bowen (RICE) 3
  Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 3
  Ray Poage (TX) 3
  Johnny Genung (TX) 3
  Paul Dudley (AR) 3
  David Rankin (TXTECH) 3