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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. Bobby Ply (BAY) 6
  George McKinney (AR) 6
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 6
5. Billy Cox (RICE) 5
6. Don Trull (BAY) 4
  Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 4
8. Randall Kerbow (RICE) 3
9. John Erickson (TXAM) 2
  Ronnie Brice (TXAM) 2
  Billy Moore (AR) 2
  Johnny Genung (TX) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 8
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 8
3. Doug Cannon (TXTECH) 6
  Jerry Rhome (SMETH) 6
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 6
6. John Erickson (TXAM) 5
  Billy Moore (AR) 5
  George McKinney (AR) 5
9. Bobby Ply (BAY) 4
  Johnny Lovelace (TXTECH) 4
  Don Trull (BAY) 4
  Harold Morgan (SMETH) 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. Tommy Ford (TX) 415
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 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. George McKinney (AR) 4.2
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. Sam Byer (TXAM) 3
  Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 3
  Ray Poage (TX) 3
  Mike Bowen (RICE) 3
  David Rankin (TXTECH) 3
  Mike Cotten (TX) 3
  Billy Moore (AR) 3
  Larry Thomas (TXX) 3
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 3
  Paul Dudley (AR) 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. Ronnie Goodwin (BAY) 14
  Bob Moses (TX) 14
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 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
3. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 10.5
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Bob Moses (TX) 5
2. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 3
  Lance Alworth (AR) 3
  Bobby Lane (BAY) 3
  Jack Collins (TX) 3
  Ted Plumb (BAY) 3
7. Dale Glasscock (TXX) 2
  Buddy Iles (TXX) 2
  Jimmy Collier (AR) 2
  Gene Raesz (RICE) 2
  Tommy Brennan (SMETH) 2
  Jim John (AR) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Tommy Joe Crutcher (TXX) 158
2. Lance Alworth (AR) 128
  Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 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. 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. Lance Alworth (AR) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Bob Moses (TX) 5
10. Ray Poage (TX) 4
  Paul Dudley (AR) 4
  Coolidge Hunt (TXTECH) 4
  George McKinney (AR) 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. Jerry Cook (TX) 9
  Sonny Gibbs (TXX) 9
6. Bobby Ply (BAY) 7
7. Ronnie Stanley (BAY) 6
8. Ronnie Bull (BAY) 5
  Tommy Ford (TX) 5
  Butch Blume (RICE) 5
  Travis Reagan (TXAM) 5
  Billy Cox (RICE) 5
  Billy Moore (AR) 5
  Randall Kerbow (RICE) 5
  Roland Jackson (RICE) 5