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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 (37th of 111)
SRS: 14.19 (12th of 111) ▪ SOS: 4.74 (43rd of 111)

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

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

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