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1961 Penn State Nittany Lions Roster

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Record: 8-3, .727 W-L% (16th of 111) ▪ Rank: 17th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rip Engle (8-3)

PS/G: 23.7 (17th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 13.0 (38th of 111)
SRS: 14.19 (12th of 111) ▪ SOS: 4.74 (43rd of 111)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 30-15 versus Georgia Tech


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Galen Hall* QB 50 Cmp, 97 Att, 951 Yds, 8 TD
Don Caum QB 13 Cmp, 39 Att, 210 Yds, 1 TD
Pete Liske QB 17 Cmp, 32 Att, 216 Yds, 2 TD
Don Jonas* RB 31 Att, 149 Yds, 4.8 Avg
Roger Kochman* RB 129 Att, 666 Yds, 5.2 Avg
Buddy Torris* RB 105 Att, 490 Yds, 4.7 Avg
John Cino RB 1 Att, 3 Yds, 3.0 Avg
Al Gursky RB 60 Att, 174 Yds, 2.9 Avg
Dave Hayes RB 66 Att, 253 Yds, 3.8 Avg
Bob Kline RB 5 Att, 30 Yds, 6.0 Avg
Junior Powell RB 41 Att, 226 Yds, 5.5 Avg
Bernie Sabol RB 11 Att, 41 Yds, 3.7 Avg
Gary Wydman RB 18 Att, 62 Yds, 3.4 Avg
Bob Mitinger* WR 7 Rec, 69 Yds, 9.9 Avg
Jim Schwab* WR 16 Rec, 257 Yds, 16.1 Avg
Dick Anderson WR 8 Rec, 107 Yds, 13.4 Avg
Ralph Baker WR 1 Rec, 13 Yds, 13.0 Avg
Dave Robinson WR 3 Rec, 65 Yds, 21.7 Avg
Frank Sincek WR 2 Rec, 38 Yds, 19.0 Avg
Joe Blasentine* OL
Jay Huffman* OL
Harrison Rosdahl* OL
Charlie Sieminski* OL
Jim Smith* OL
Gerry Farkas OL
Terry Monaghan OL
Bill Saul OL
Dick Wilson OL
Cliff Davis DL
Steve Popp DB
Tony Wayne DB