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1961 Rice Owls Schedule and Results

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Record: 7-4, .636 W-L% (34th of 111) ▪ Rank: 17th in Final AP Poll
Conference: SWC (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jess Neely (7-4)

PS/G: 16.6 (47th of 111) ▪ PA/G: 14.4 (55th of 111)
SRS: 12.41 (17th of 111) ▪ SOS: 10.69 (4th of 111)

Bowl Game: Lost Bluebonnet Bowl 33-7 versus Kansas

AP Poll Summary

Pre 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 Final
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11 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Rice (5) Louisiana State SEC W 16 3 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (7) Rice @ Georgia Tech SEC L 0 24 1 1 0 L 1
3 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Rice Florida SEC W 19 10 2 1 0 W 1
4 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Rice Southern Methodist SWC W 10 0 3 1 0 W 2
5 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Rice @ (3) Texas SWC L 7 34 3 2 0 L 1
6 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Rice @ Texas Tech SWC W 42 7 4 2 0 W 1
7 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Rice Arkansas SWC L 0 10 4 3 0 L 1
8 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Rice Texas A&M SWC W 21 7 5 3 0 W 1
9 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Rice @ Texas Christian SWC W 35 16 6 3 0 W 2
10 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Rice Baylor SWC W 26 14 7 3 0 W 3
11 Dec 16, 1961 Sat Rice Kansas Big 8 L 7 33 7 4 0 L 1 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)