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1961 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 44-36-4, .548 W-L% (2nd 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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Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. James Saxton (Texas) 7.9
  Jimmy Saxton (Texas) 7.9
3. Jerry Cook (Texas) 5.5
4. Tommy Ford (Texas) 5.0
5. Ray Poage (Texas) 5.0
6. Ronnie Bull (Baylor) 4.8
7. Lance Alworth (Arkansas) 4.8
8. Paul Dudley (Arkansas) 4.7
9. Roland Jackson (Rice) 4.7
10. Lee Roy Caffey (Texas A&M) 4.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Buddy Iles (Texas Christian) 15.5
2. Bob Witucki (Texas Tech) 12.9
3. Ronnie Bull (Baylor) 10.5

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Jimmy Saxton (Texas) 9
  Jerry Cook (Texas) 9
  James Saxton (Texas) 9
4. Ronnie Bull (Baylor) 8
5. Butch Blume (Rice) 6
  Roland Jackson (Rice) 6
  Travis Reagan (Texas A&M) 6
8. Tommy Ford (Texas) 5
  Lance Alworth (Arkansas) 5
  Bob Moses (Texas) 5