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1961 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Texas 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 27.5 6.0 25.33 5.97
Arkansas 8 3 0 .727 6 1 0 .857 16.6 8.8 13.78 7.14
Rice 7 4 0 .636 5 2 0 .714 16.6 14.4 12.41 10.69
Texas A&M 4 5 1 .450 3 4 0 .429 18.4 11.8 9.72 7.42
Texas Christian 3 5 2 .400 2 4 1 .357 11.3 19.4 4.30 11.00
Baylor 6 5 0 .545 2 5 0 .286 19.3 15.7 8.68 5.77
Texas Tech 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 9.4 20.1 -0.82 6.98
Southern Methodist 2 7 1 .250 1 5 1 .214 9.2 19.1 -1.44 7.16

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
Texas 4 6 5 4 3 3 3 1 1 5 4 3
Arkansas         10         9 9 9
Rice   7                   17
Baylor     10 9                

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 Sugar Bowl Alabama 10 Arkansas 3 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1961-12-16 Bluebonnet Bowl Kansas 33 Rice 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1961-12-09 Gotham Bowl Baylor 24 Utah State 9 Gotham Bowl (New York, NY)

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. Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 37
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 37
8. John Erickson (TXAM) 34
9. George McKinney (AR) 32
10. Don Trull (BAY) 26

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. Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 77
  Mike Cotten (TX) 77
8. John Erickson (TXAM) 73
9. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 69
10. George McKinney (AR) 68

Passing Yards

1. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 999
2. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 693
3. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 505
4. Mike Cotten (TX) 500
5. John Erickson (TXAM) 468
  Bobby Ply (BAY) 468
7. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 451
8. Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 442
9. George McKinney (AR) 426
10. Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 359
  Don Trull (BAY) 359

Passing Touchdowns

1. Mike Cotten (TX) 7
2. George McKinney (AR) 6
  Bobby Ply (BAY) 6
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 6
5. Billy Cox (RICE) 5
6. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 4
  Don Trull (BAY) 4
8. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 3
9. Billy Moore (AR) 2
  John Erickson (TXAM) 2
  Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 2
  Johnny Genung (TX) 2

Passing Interceptions

1. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 8
  Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 8
3. Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 6
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 6
  Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 6
6. Billy Moore (AR) 5
  George McKinney (AR) 5
  John Erickson (TXAM) 5
9. Don Trull (BAY) 4
  Harold Morgan (SMETH) 4
  Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 4
  Bobby Ply (BAY) 4

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

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. Roland Jackson (RICE) 415
  Tommy Ford (TX) 415
9. Ray Poage (TX) 383
10. Lee Roy Caffey (TXAM) 371

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. Jesse Branch (AR) 4.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. James Saxton (TX) 9
  Jerry Cook (TX) 9
3. Roland Jackson (RICE) 5
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Butch Blume (RICE) 5
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 5
8. Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 4
  George McKinney (AR) 4
10. Billy Moore (AR) 3
  Mike Cotten (TX) 3
  Larry Thomas (TXX) 3
  David Rankin (TXTECH) 3
  Paul Dudley (AR) 3
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 3
  Ray Poage (TX) 3
  Sam Byer (TXAM) 3
  Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 3
  Mike Bowen (RICE) 3

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. Bob Moses (TX) 14
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 14
  Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 14

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

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Iles (TXX) 15.5
2. Bob Witucki (TXTECH) 12.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Bob Moses (TX) 5
2. Jack Collins (TX) 3
  Ted Plumb (BAY) 3
  Lance Alworth (AR) 3
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 3
  Bobby Lane (BAY) 3
7. Jim John (AR) 2
  Jimmy Collier (AR) 2
  Buddy Iles (TXX) 2
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 2
  Dale Glasscock (TXX) 2
  Gene Raesz (RICE) 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

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

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. James Saxton (TX) 9
  Jerry Cook (TX) 9
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 8
4. Roland Jackson (RICE) 6
  Butch Blume (RICE) 6
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 6
7. Bob Moses (TX) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Lance Alworth (AR) 5
10. George McKinney (AR) 4
  Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 4
  Paul Dudley (AR) 4
  Ray Poage (TX) 4

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

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

Total Touchdowns

1. Mike Cotten (TX) 10
  James Saxton (TX) 10
  George McKinney (AR) 10
4. Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 9
  Jerry Cook (TX) 9
6. Bobby Ply (BAY) 7
7. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 6
8. Roland Jackson (RICE) 5
  Billy Moore (AR) 5
  Butch Blume (RICE) 5
  Billy Cox (RICE) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 5
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 5