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1961 Schedule and Results

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National Champions: Alabama (AP, NFF, UPI), Ohio State (FWAA)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Ernie Davis (Syracuse)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Darrell Royal (Texas)

AP Preseason #1: Iowa ▪ AP Final #1: Alabama

591 Games

Only Ranked Teams
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Cincinnati 16 Dayton 12
2 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Davidson 21 Catawba College 15 Charlotte, NC
3 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Florida State 15 George Washington 7
4 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Furman 27 Presbyterian 6
5 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Iowa State 21 @ Drake 0
6 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Memphis 40 Citadel 0
7 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat New Mexico State 56 Northern Arizona 6
8 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Pacific 12 Long Beach State 7
9 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Pittsburgh 10 @ Miami (FL) 7
10 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Richmond 35 @ West Virginia 26
11 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat San Jose State 14 @ Brigham Young 13
12 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Tulsa 27 Hardin-Simmons 0
13 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Utah 40 Colorado State 0
14 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Utah State 21 Texas-El Paso 6
15 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Villanova 33 @ Miami (OH) 0
16 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Virginia Military Institute 33 Marshall 6
17 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Virginia Tech 20 William & Mary 6 Roanoke, VA
18 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Wichita State 12 @ Toledo 7
19 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Wyoming 29 @ Montana 0
20 1 Sep 16, 1961 Sat Xavier 16 Kent State 8
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
21 2 Sep 22, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 21 Western Michigan 14
22 2 Sep 22, 1961 Fri Georgia Tech 27 @ Southern California 7
23 2 Sep 22, 1961 Fri San Jose State 16 Pacific 0
24 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (3) Alabama 32 @ Georgia 6
25 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Arizona 28 Colorado State 6
26 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Arizona State 21 Wichita State 7
27 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Army 24 Richmond 6
28 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Baylor 31 Wake Forest 0
29 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Boston College 23 Cincinnati 0
30 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Buffalo 24 @ Boston University 12
31 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Duke 7 @ South Carolina 6
32 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Florida 21 Clemson 17
33 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Furman 45 Davidson 19
34 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat George Washington 17 @ Citadel 13
35 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Houston 7 Texas A&M 7
36 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Iowa State 14 Oklahoma State 7
37 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Kansas State 14 Indiana 8
38 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Kent State 38 Dayton 14
39 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Maryland 14 @ Southern Methodist 6
40 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Memphis 48 @ Tulsa 12
41 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Miami (FL) 14 @ Kentucky 7
42 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Miami (OH) 3 Xavier 0
43 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (9) Mississippi 16 Arkansas 0 Jackson, MS
44 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Mississippi State 6 Texas Tech 0 Jackson, MS
45 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Missouri 28 Washington State 6
46 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Nebraska 33 North Dakota 0
47 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat New Mexico 41 New Mexico State 7
48 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat North Texas 9 @ Hardin-Simmons 7
49 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Oregon 51 Idaho 0
50 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (7) Penn State 20 Navy 10
51 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Purdue 13 @ Washington 6
52 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Rice 16 (5) Louisiana State 3
53 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Stanford 9 Tulane 7
54 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (10) Syracuse 19 @ Oregon State 8 Portland, OR
55 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat (4) Texas 28 @ California 3
56 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Texas Christian 17 (8) Kansas 16
57 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat UCLA 19 @ Air Force 6 Denver, CO
58 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Utah State 54 Montana 6
59 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Vanderbilt 16 West Virginia 6
60 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Villanova 22 Virginia Military Institute 0
61 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Virginia 21 William & Mary 6
62 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat West Texas A&M 55 Brigham Young 8
63 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 7 Utah 0
64 2 Sep 23, 1961 Sat Wyoming 15 North Carolina State 14
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
65 3 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 34 Xavier 8
66 3 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Miami (FL) 25 (8) Penn State 8
67 3 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Pacific 40 @ San Diego 7
68 3 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Southern California 21 Southern Methodist 16
69 3 Sep 29, 1961 Fri Virginia Military Institute 8 @ Richmond 6
70 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (4) Alabama 9 Tulane 0 Mobile, AL
71 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Arizona 14 Nebraska 14
72 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Arizona State 14 @ Colorado State 6
73 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Arkansas 6 Tulsa 0
74 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Army 31 Boston University 7
75 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Auburn 24 @ Tennessee 21
76 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Baylor 16 @ Pittsburgh 13
77 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Bowling Green State 28 Dayton 11
78 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Citadel 20 Davidson 12
79 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Colorado 24 Oklahoma State 0
80 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Columbia 50 @ Brown 0
81 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Cornell 34 Colgate 0
82 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Dartmouth 28 New Hampshire 3
83 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Duke 42 @ Virginia 0 Richmond, VA
84 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Florida State 3 Florida 3
85 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Furman 13 George Washington 9
86 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Georgia Tech 24 (7) Rice 0
87 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Idaho 27 San Jose State 18
88 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (1) Iowa 28 California 7
89 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Kansas State 14 @ Air Force 12
90 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Lehigh 22 @ Harvard 17
91 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Louisiana State 16 Texas A&M 7
92 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Maryland 24 @ Clemson 21
93 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Memphis 56 Hardin-Simmons 0
94 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Michigan 29 (9) UCLA 6
95 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (10) Michigan State 20 @ Wisconsin 0
96 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (2) Mississippi 20 @ Kentucky 6
97 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Mississippi State 10 @ Houston 7
98 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Missouri 6 @ Minnesota 0
99 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Montana 40 New Mexico 8
100 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Navy 44 William & Mary 6
101 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat New Mexico State 35 McMurry 7
102 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat North Carolina 27 North Carolina State 22
103 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat North Texas 41 Brigham Young 30
104 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Northwestern 45 Boston College 0
105 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Notre Dame 19 Oklahoma 6
106 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Pennsylvania 14 Lafayette 7
107 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Rutgers 16 @ Princeton 13
108 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat South Carolina 10 @ Wake Forest 7
109 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Stanford 34 @ Oregon State 0
110 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (5) Syracuse 29 West Virginia 14
111 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat (6) Texas 42 Texas Tech 14
112 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Texas Christian 7 (3) Ohio State 7
113 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Utah 14 Oregon 6
114 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Utah State 34 @ Washington State 14 Spokane, WA
115 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Vanderbilt 21 @ Georgia 0
116 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Villanova 20 @ Holy Cross 6
117 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Washington 20 @ Illinois 7
118 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat West Texas A&M 56 @ Texas-El Paso 27
119 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Wichita State 21 Cincinnati 13
120 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Wyoming 6 Kansas 6
121 3 Sep 30, 1961 Sat Yale 18 Connecticut 0
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
122 4 Oct 6, 1961 Fri Florida 14 @ Tulane 3
123 4 Oct 6, 1961 Fri Navy 17 @ Miami (FL) 6
124 4 Oct 6, 1961 Fri Penn State 32 @ Boston University 0
125 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (4) Alabama 35 @ Vanderbilt 6
126 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Arizona 53 Hardin-Simmons 7
127 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Arkansas 28 Texas Christian 3 Little Rock, AR
128 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Brigham Young 7 Montana 6
129 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat California 14 Missouri 14
130 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Citadel 24 Richmond 6
131 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Clemson 27 @ North Carolina 0
132 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Colgate 13 Bucknell 0
133 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Colorado 20 Kansas 19
134 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Dartmouth 30 @ Pennsylvania 0
135 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Davidson 21 Presbyterian 7
136 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Duke 23 Wake Forest 3
137 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Fresno State 20 @ Pacific 19
138 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat George Washington 30 Virginia Military Institute 6
139 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Georgia 17 South Carolina 14
140 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Harvard 14 Cornell 0
141 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 20 @ Buffalo 8
142 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Houston 21 Boston College 0
143 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (1) Iowa 35 @ Southern California 34
144 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Iowa State 21 @ Oklahoma 15
145 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Kentucky 14 @ Auburn 12
146 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Louisiana State 10 (3) Georgia Tech 0
147 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Maryland 22 (7) Syracuse 21
148 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Memphis 28 @ Louisville 13
149 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (9) Michigan 38 Army 8
150 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (6) Michigan State 31 Stanford 3
151 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Minnesota 14 Oregon 7
152 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (2) Mississippi 33 Florida State 0
153 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Nebraska 24 @ Kansas State 0
154 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat New Mexico 7 Texas-El Paso 6
155 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat New Mexico State 14 North Texas 14
156 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat North Carolina State 21 @ Virginia 14
157 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Northwestern 28 @ Illinois 7
158 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Notre Dame 22 @ Purdue 20
159 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Ohio 14 @ Dayton 13
160 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (8) Ohio State 13 UCLA 3
161 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Oklahoma State 26 Tulsa 0
162 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Oregon State 44 Idaho 6
163 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Princeton 30 @ Columbia 20
164 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Rutgers 35 Connecticut 12
165 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat San Jose State 14 Colorado State 0
166 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Southern Methodist 9 Air Force 7
167 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Tennessee 17 Mississippi State 3
168 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat (5) Texas 41 Washington State 8
169 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Texas A&M 38 @ Texas Tech 7
170 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Utah 28 @ Arizona State 26
171 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Utah State 6 Wyoming 6
172 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Villanova 33 @ Massachusetts 13
173 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Washington 22 Pittsburgh 17
174 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat West Virginia 28 Virginia Tech 0
175 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Wichita State 41 @ West Texas A&M 34
176 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat William & Mary 19 Furman 6
177 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 6 @ Indiana 3
178 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Xavier 17 @ Cincinnati 12
179 4 Oct 7, 1961 Sat Yale 14 Brown 3
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
180 5 Oct 13, 1961 Fri Colorado 9 @ Miami (FL) 7
181 5 Oct 13, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 20 Boston College 3
182 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Abilene Christian 27 @ Hardin-Simmons 0
183 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Air Force 8 @ Cincinnati 6
184 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (3) Alabama 26 North Carolina State 7
185 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Arizona 15 @ Oregon 6 Portland, OR
186 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Arizona State 28 @ West Texas A&M 11
187 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Arkansas 23 @ (9) Baylor 13
188 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Army 10 @ Penn State 6
189 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Auburn 35 Chattanooga 7
190 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat California 21 Washington 14
191 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Citadel 10 @ William & Mary 8
192 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Colgate 15 @ Harvard 0
193 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Columbia 11 @ Yale 0
194 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Dartmouth 34 Brown 0
195 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Dayton 7 @ Louisville 6
196 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Florida State 3 Georgia 0
197 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Furman 21 Samford 14
198 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Georgia Tech 21 Duke 0
199 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 20 @ Boston University 7
200 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (2) Iowa 27 Indiana 8
201 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Kansas 21 Iowa State 7
202 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Kentucky 21 Kansas State 8
203 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Louisiana State 42 @ South Carolina 0
204 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Memphis 21 Southern Mississippi 7
205 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (5) Michigan State 28 @ (6) Michigan 0
206 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Minnesota 10 @ Northwestern 3
207 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (1) Mississippi 47 Houston 7 Memphis, TN
208 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Mississippi State 38 Arkansas State 0
209 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Missouri 10 @ Oklahoma State 0
210 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Navy 31 @ Cornell 7
211 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat New Mexico State 70 Pacific 19
212 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat North Carolina 14 @ (10) Maryland 8
213 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (8) Notre Dame 30 Southern California 0
214 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (7) Ohio State 44 Illinois 0
215 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Princeton 9 Pennsylvania 3
216 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Purdue 19 Miami (OH) 6
217 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Rice 19 Florida 10
218 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Richmond 16 George Washington 15
219 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Rutgers 21 @ Bucknell 6
220 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Stanford 17 San Jose State 6
221 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Syracuse 28 @ Nebraska 6
222 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Tennessee 52 Tulsa 6
223 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat (4) Texas 28 Oklahoma 7 Dallas, TX
224 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Texas A&M 55 @ Trinity (Texas) 0
225 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Texas Tech 10 Texas Christian 0
226 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Texas-El Paso 20 McMurry 16
227 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Tulane 27 Virginia Tech 14
228 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat UCLA 28 Vanderbilt 21
229 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Utah 21 Brigham Young 20
230 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Utah State 41 New Mexico 7
231 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Villanova 28 Buffalo 6
232 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Virginia 14 Virginia Military Institute 7 Norfolk, VA
233 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Wake Forest 17 @ Clemson 13
234 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Washington State 34 Idaho 0
235 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat West Virginia 20 @ Pittsburgh 6
236 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Wichita State 26 @ North Texas 14
237 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 23 Oregon State 20
238 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Wyoming 18 Colorado State 7
239 5 Oct 14, 1961 Sat Xavier 6 @ Ohio 3
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
240 6 Oct 20, 1961 Fri George Washington 49 William & Mary 12
241 6 Oct 20, 1961 Fri Navy 37 @ Detroit Mercy 19
242 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (5) Alabama 34 Tennessee 3 Birmingham, AL
243 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Arizona 22 New Mexico 21
244 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Arizona State 24 Oregon State 23
245 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Army 51 Idaho 7
246 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Boston College 22 Villanova 6
247 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Boston University 12 West Virginia 6
248 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Citadel 9 Furman 8
249 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Clemson 17 @ Duke 7
250 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Colgate 15 @ Princeton 0
251 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (9) Colorado 13 @ Kansas State 0
252 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Columbia 26 @ Harvard 14
253 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Florida 7 @ Vanderbilt 0
254 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Florida State 13 Richmond 7
255 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Georgia 10 Mississippi State 7 Atlanta, GA
256 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (8) Georgia Tech 7 Auburn 6
257 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 17 Dartmouth 13
258 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Houston 13 @ Cincinnati 7
259 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Indiana 33 Washington State 7
260 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (4) Iowa 47 Wisconsin 15
261 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Kansas 10 @ Oklahoma 0
262 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (10) Louisiana State 24 Kentucky 14
263 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Maryland 21 @ Air Force 0
264 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Memphis 35 Abilene Christian 0
265 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Michigan 16 Purdue 14
266 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (1) Michigan State 17 (6) Notre Dame 7
267 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Minnesota 33 @ Illinois 0
268 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (2) Mississippi 41 Tulane 0 Jackson, MS
269 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Missouri 13 @ Iowa State 7
270 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat North Carolina 17 @ South Carolina 0
271 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat North Carolina State 7 Wake Forest 0
272 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat North Texas 23 Tulsa 12
273 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (7) Ohio State 10 @ Northwestern 0
274 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Oklahoma State 14 Nebraska 6
275 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Oregon 21 San Jose State 6
276 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Pacific 12 San Diego Marines 9
277 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Penn State 14 Syracuse 0
278 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Pennsylvania 7 Brown 0
279 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Rice 10 Southern Methodist 0
280 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Rutgers 32 Lehigh 15
281 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Southern California 28 @ California 14
282 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat (3) Texas 33 @ (10) Arkansas 7
283 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Texas Christian 15 Texas A&M 14
284 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Texas Tech 19 Baylor 17
285 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Texas-El Paso 19 @ Trinity (Texas) 14
286 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat UCLA 20 Pittsburgh 6
287 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Utah 24 @ Montana 12
288 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Utah State 49 @ Colorado State 3
289 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Virginia Military Institute 13 @ Davidson 0
290 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Virginia Tech 20 Virginia 0 Roanoke, VA
291 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Washington 13 Stanford 0
292 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat West Texas A&M 42 Hardin-Simmons 0
293 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Wichita State 42 New Mexico State 27
294 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Wyoming 36 Brigham Young 8
295 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Xavier 14 @ Dayton 0
296 6 Oct 21, 1961 Sat Yale 12 @ Cornell 0
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
297 7 Oct 27, 1961 Fri Boston University 20 @ George Washington 6
298 7 Oct 27, 1961 Fri Miami (FL) 10 North Carolina 0
299 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (4) Alabama 17 @ Houston 0
300 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Arizona State 47 Hardin-Simmons 0
301 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Arkansas 42 Northwestern State 7 Little Rock, AR
302 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Auburn 24 Clemson 14
303 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Cincinnati 21 North Texas 9
304 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Citadel 7 @ Xavier 6
305 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Colgate 14 @ Yale 8
306 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (10) Colorado 22 @ Oklahoma 14
307 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Detroit Mercy 41 @ Dayton 12
308 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Duke 17 @ North Carolina State 6
309 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Furman 12 @ Wofford 7
310 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Georgia 16 Kentucky 15
311 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (9) Georgia Tech 35 @ Tulane 0
312 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Harvard 21 Dartmouth 15
313 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Iowa State 31 Kansas State 7
314 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Kansas 42 Oklahoma State 8
315 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Lehigh 14 @ Columbia 7
316 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (7) Louisiana State 23 @ Florida 0
317 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (1) Michigan State 35 Indiana 0
318 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Minnesota 23 Michigan 20
319 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (2) Mississippi 47 Vanderbilt 0
320 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Mississippi State 23 @ Memphis 16
321 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Missouri 10 Nebraska 0
322 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Montana 22 Colorado State 19
323 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat New Mexico 21 Air Force 6
324 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat New Mexico State 42 @ Texas-El Paso 6
325 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Northwestern 12 @ (8) Notre Dame 10
326 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (6) Ohio State 30 @ Wisconsin 21
327 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Oregon 7 Washington 6 Portland, OR
328 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Pacific 45 Cal State Los Angeles 27
329 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Penn State 33 California 16
330 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Pittsburgh 28 Navy 14
331 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Princeton 30 Cornell 25
332 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Purdue 9 (5) Iowa 0
333 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Rhode Island 12 @ Brown 9
334 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Richmond 20 Davidson 0
335 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Rutgers 20 @ Pennsylvania 6
336 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat San Jose State 21 @ Washington State 19 Spokane, WA
337 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat South Carolina 20 Maryland 10
338 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Southern California 14 Illinois 10
339 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Southern Methodist 8 Texas Tech 7
340 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Syracuse 34 Holy Cross 6
341 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Tennessee 20 Chattanooga 7
342 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat (3) Texas 34 Rice 7
343 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Texas A&M 23 Baylor 0
344 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat UCLA 20 @ Stanford 0
345 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Utah State 69 Idaho 0
346 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Villanova 34 Quantico Marines 0
347 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Virginia Military Institute 14 @ William & Mary 7
348 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Virginia Tech 10 Florida State 7
349 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Wake Forest 21 Virginia 15
350 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat West Texas A&M 27 Arizona 23
351 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat West Virginia 7 @ Army 3
352 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Wichita State 9 Tulsa 7
353 7 Oct 28, 1961 Sat Wyoming 13 @ Utah 6
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
354 8 Nov 3, 1961 Fri Miami (FL) 32 Georgia 7
355 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Air Force 14 Colorado State 9
356 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (4) Alabama 24 Mississippi State 0
357 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Arizona 20 Wyoming 15
358 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Arkansas 15 Texas A&M 8
359 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Army 34 Detroit Mercy 7
360 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Auburn 21 Wake Forest 7
361 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Baylor 28 Texas Christian 14
362 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Boston College 14 Iowa State 10
363 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Boston University 21 @ Massachusetts 7
364 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Bowling Green State 28 West Texas A&M 6
365 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Citadel 14 @ Virginia Military Institute 8
366 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Clemson 21 Tulane 6
367 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (8) Colorado 7 (10) Missouri 6
368 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Columbia 35 @ Cornell 7
369 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Dartmouth 24 @ Yale 8
370 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Davidson 31 @ William & Mary 30
371 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Furman 7 @ Memphis 6
372 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (7) Georgia Tech 20 Florida 0
373 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Harvard 37 @ Pennsylvania 6
374 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 28 Dayton 0
375 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Kansas 28 @ Nebraska 6
376 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Kentucky 20 Florida State 0
377 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Lehigh 20 Colgate 15
378 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (6) Louisiana State 10 (2) Mississippi 7
379 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Maryland 21 Penn State 17
380 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Michigan 28 Duke 14
381 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Minnesota 13 (1) Michigan State 0
382 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Navy 13 @ Notre Dame 10
383 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat New Mexico 21 Utah 16
384 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat North Carolina 22 Tennessee 21
385 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat North Carolina State 7 @ Southern Mississippi 6 Mobile, AL
386 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat North Texas 28 Drake 21
387 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Northwestern 14 Indiana 8
388 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (5) Ohio State 29 (9) Iowa 13
389 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Oklahoma 17 @ Kansas State 6
390 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Oregon 19 @ Stanford 7
391 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Oregon State 14 Washington State 6
392 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Pacific 27 @ Idaho 2
393 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Princeton 52 @ Brown 0
394 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Purdue 23 @ Illinois 9
395 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Rice 42 @ Texas Tech 7
396 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Richmond 11 Virginia Tech 0
397 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Rutgers 37 @ Lafayette 6
398 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat San Jose State 32 Arizona State 26
399 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Southern California 0 Washington 0
400 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Syracuse 28 Pittsburgh 9
401 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat (3) Texas 27 @ Southern Methodist 0
402 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Texas-El Paso 35 @ Hardin-Simmons 7
403 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Trinity (Texas) 17 New Mexico State 14
404 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Tulsa 19 Cincinnati 0
405 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat UCLA 35 California 15
406 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Utah State 31 @ Brigham Young 8
407 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Villanova 40 West Chester 13
408 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Virginia 28 South Carolina 20
409 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat West Virginia 12 @ George Washington 7
410 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Wichita State 25 Oklahoma State 13
411 8 Nov 4, 1961 Sat Xavier 16 Louisville 8
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
412 9 Nov 10, 1961 Fri Detroit Mercy 20 Villanova 6
413 9 Nov 10, 1961 Fri UCLA 28 Texas Christian 7
414 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Air Force 15 @ California 14
415 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (2) Alabama 66 Richmond 0
416 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Arizona 43 @ Idaho 7 Boise, ID
417 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Arizona State 48 @ Texas-El Paso 28
418 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Arkansas 10 @ Rice 0
419 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Army 48 William & Mary 13
420 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Boston University 14 Connecticut 6
421 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Brigham Young 30 Colorado State 16
422 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Columbia 35 Dartmouth 14
423 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Cornell 25 Brown 0
424 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Davidson 34 Wofford 13
425 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Duke 30 Navy 9 Norfolk, VA
426 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Florida 21 Georgia 14 Jacksonville, FL
427 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Florida State 44 Citadel 8
428 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Furman 29 East Carolina 8
429 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Harvard 9 Princeton 7
430 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 44 Massachusetts 7
431 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Houston 14 @ Tulsa 2
432 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Kansas 34 Kansas State 0
433 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Kentucky 16 @ Vanderbilt 3
434 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (4) Louisiana State 30 @ North Carolina 0
435 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Maryland 10 North Carolina State 7
436 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat McMurry 27 Hardin-Simmons 14
437 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Memphis 41 North Texas 0
438 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Miami (FL) 6 @ Tulane 0
439 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Miami (OH) 48 @ Dayton 6
440 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Michigan 38 @ Illinois 6
441 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (5) Minnesota 16 @ Iowa 9
442 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (7) Mississippi 54 Chattanooga 0
443 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Mississippi State 11 @ Auburn 10 Birmingham, AL
444 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Montana State 10 Montana 9
445 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Nebraska 16 @ Iowa State 13
446 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Notre Dame 26 @ Pittsburgh 20
447 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (3) Ohio State 16 @ Indiana 7
448 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Oklahoma 7 @ (10) Missouri 0
449 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Oregon State 3 @ Washington 0
450 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Penn State 20 @ West Virginia 6
451 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Purdue 7 (6) Michigan State 6
452 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Rutgers 27 Delaware 19
453 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat San Jose State 29 @ Pacific 26
454 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat South Carolina 21 Clemson 14
455 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Southern California 30 Stanford 15
456 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Syracuse 51 Colgate 8
457 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Tennessee 10 (9) Georgia Tech 6
458 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat (1) Texas 33 Baylor 7
459 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Texas A&M 25 Southern Methodist 12
460 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Texas Tech 14 Boston College 6
461 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Utah 21 @ (8) Colorado 12
462 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Utah State 65 @ Western Michigan 22
463 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Virginia Military Institute 39 @ Buffalo 6
464 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Wake Forest 24 Virginia Tech 15
465 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Washington State 22 Oregon 21
466 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat West Texas A&M 29 @ Trinity (Texas) 28
467 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Wichita State 26 Drake 13
468 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 29 @ Northwestern 10
469 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Wyoming 33 @ New Mexico 7
470 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Xavier 3 Marshall 2
471 9 Nov 11, 1961 Sat Yale 23 @ Pennsylvania 0
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
472 10 Nov 17, 1961 Fri Tulane 17 Vanderbilt 14
473 10 Nov 17, 1961 Fri Virginia Tech 14 George Washington 3
474 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (2) Alabama 10 Georgia Tech 0 Birmingham, AL
475 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Arizona 48 Texas-El Paso 15
476 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Arizona State 40 Detroit Mercy 6
477 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Arkansas 21 @ Southern Methodist 7
478 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Auburn 10 @ Georgia 7
479 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Baylor 31 Air Force 7
480 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Boston College 10 @ Boston University 7
481 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Citadel 28 Arkansas State 6
482 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Clemson 35 Furman 6
483 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (8) Colorado 7 @ Nebraska 0
484 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Columbia 37 Pennsylvania 6
485 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Dartmouth 15 Cornell 14
486 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Dayton 23 Wichita State 12
487 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Duke 6 North Carolina 3
488 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Fresno State 36 San Jose State 27
489 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Harvard 21 Brown 6
490 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Idaho 16 @ Montana 14
491 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Indiana 17 @ West Virginia 9
492 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Iowa State 27 @ Tulsa 6
493 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Kansas 53 @ California 7
494 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Kentucky 9 Xavier 0
495 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (4) Louisiana State 14 Mississippi State 6
496 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Louisville 20 @ North Texas 0
497 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Maryland 10 Wake Forest 7
498 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Miami (OH) 7 @ Cincinnati 3
499 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Michigan 23 Iowa 14
500 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (9) Michigan State 21 Northwestern 13
501 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (5) Minnesota 10 (7) Purdue 7
502 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (6) Mississippi 24 Tennessee 10 Memphis, TN
503 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Missouri 27 Kansas State 9
504 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Navy 13 Virginia 3
505 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat New Mexico 20 @ Colorado State 8
506 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat North Carolina State 38 South Carolina 14
507 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Notre Dame 17 (10) Syracuse 15
508 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat (3) Ohio State 22 Oregon 12
509 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Oklahoma 14 @ Army 8 Bronx, NY
510 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Oklahoma State 28 Houston 24
511 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Oregon State 35 Brigham Young 0
512 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Penn State 34 Holy Cross 14
513 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Pittsburgh 10 Southern California 9
514 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Princeton 26 Yale 16
515 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Rice 21 Texas A&M 7
516 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Rutgers 26 @ Colgate 6
517 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Southern Mississippi 12 @ Florida State 0
518 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Texas Christian 6 @ (1) Texas 0
519 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Utah State 17 @ Utah 6
520 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Washington 17 @ UCLA 13
521 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Washington State 30 @ Stanford 0
522 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat West Texas A&M 35 @ New Mexico State 22
523 10 Nov 18, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 55 Illinois 7
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
524 11 Nov 23, 1961 Thu Colgate 30 @ Brown 6
525 11 Nov 23, 1961 Thu Memphis 41 @ Chattanooga 13
526 11 Nov 23, 1961 Thu Richmond 36 William & Mary 18
527 11 Nov 23, 1961 Thu (5) Texas 25 @ Texas A&M 0
528 11 Nov 23, 1961 Thu Virginia Military Institute 6 Virginia Tech 0 Roanoke, VA
529 11 Nov 24, 1961 Fri Miami (FL) 10 Northwestern 6
530 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Arizona 22 @ Arizona State 13
531 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (9) Arkansas 28 Texas Tech 0 Little Rock, AR
532 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Auburn 32 Florida 15
533 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Baylor 31 Southern Methodist 6
534 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Cincinnati 19 Detroit Mercy 13
535 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Clemson 20 North Carolina State 0
536 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (7) Colorado 34 Iowa State 0
537 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Cornell 31 @ Pennsylvania 0
538 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Dartmouth 24 @ Princeton 6
539 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Harvard 27 @ Yale 0
540 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 14 @ Connecticut 3
541 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Houston 28 Florida State 8
542 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Iowa 42 Notre Dame 21
543 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (4) Louisiana State 62 Tulane 0
544 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (8) Michigan State 34 Illinois 7
545 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Missouri 10 @ (10) Kansas 7
546 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat New Mexico 34 Brigham Young 6
547 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat New Mexico State 54 Hardin-Simmons 8
548 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat North Texas 24 @ Texas-El Paso 14
549 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat (2) Ohio State 50 @ Michigan 20
550 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Oklahoma 21 @ Nebraska 14
551 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Oklahoma State 45 Kansas State 0
552 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Oregon State 6 @ Oregon 2
553 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Penn State 47 @ Pittsburgh 26
554 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Purdue 34 @ Indiana 12
555 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Rice 35 @ Texas Christian 16
556 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Rutgers 32 Columbia 19
557 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat South Carolina 23 @ Vanderbilt 7
558 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Stanford 20 California 7
559 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Syracuse 28 @ Boston College 13
560 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Tennessee 26 @ Kentucky 16
561 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat UCLA 10 @ Southern California 7
562 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Virginia 28 Maryland 16
563 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Wake Forest 17 North Carolina 14
564 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Washington 21 Washington State 17
565 11 Nov 25, 1961 Sat Wisconsin 23 @ (3) Minnesota 21
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
566 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat (1) Alabama 34 Auburn 0 Birmingham, AL
567 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat (6) Colorado 29 Air Force 12
568 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Duke 37 Notre Dame 13
569 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Georgia Tech 22 Georgia 7
570 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Holy Cross 38 Boston College 26
571 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Houston 23 Oregon State 12
572 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Miami (FL) 15 @ Florida 6
573 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat (5) Mississippi 37 @ Mississippi State 7
574 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Navy 13 Army 7 Philadelphia, PA
575 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat North Carolina 24 Virginia 0
576 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Oklahoma 21 Oklahoma State 13
577 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Rice 26 Baylor 14
578 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Southern Methodist 28 Texas Christian 28
579 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Tennessee 41 Vanderbilt 7
580 12 Dec 2, 1961 Sat Texas Tech 16 West Texas A&M 14
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
581 13 Dec 9, 1961 Sat Baylor 24 Utah State 9 Gotham Bowl (New York, NY)
582 13 Dec 9, 1961 Sat New Mexico 28 Western Michigan 12 Aviation Bowl (Dayton, OH)
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
583 14 Dec 16, 1961 Sat Kansas 33 @ Rice 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
584 14 Dec 16, 1961 Sat Syracuse 15 Miami (FL) 14 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
585 15 Dec 29, 1961 Fri Lamar 21 Middle Tennessee State 14 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
586 15 Dec 30, 1961 Sat Penn State 30 Georgia Tech 15 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
587 15 Dec 30, 1961 Sat Villanova 17 Wichita State 9 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
Rk Wk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
588 16 Jan 1, 1962 Mon (1) Alabama 10 (9) Arkansas 3 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
589 16 Jan 1, 1962 Mon (3) Louisiana State 25 (6) Colorado 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
590 16 Jan 1, 1962 Mon (7) Minnesota 21 @ UCLA 3 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
591 16 Jan 1, 1962 Mon (4) Texas 12 (5) Mississippi 7 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)