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1961 Football Results

Gopher Football 1961 Season

  • Head Coach: Murray Warmath (8th season)
  • Overall Record: 8 - 2
  • Conference Record: 6 - 1
  • This was the last time the Gophers went to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State actually won the Big Ten title, but they decided against going to the Rose Bowl, so the Gophers took their spot.

1961 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/30/1961 Missouri (7-2-1) L 0-6
10/07/1961 Oregon (4-6) W 14-7
10/14/1961 @ Northwestern (4-5) W 10-3
10/21/1961 @ Illinois (0-9) W 33-0
10/28/1961 Homecoming
Michigan (6-3)
W 23-20
11/04/1961 Michigan State (7-2) W 13-0
11/11/1961 @ Iowa (5-4) W 16-9
11/18/1961 Purdue (6-3) W 10-7
11/25/1961 Wisconsin (6-3) L 21-23
01/01/1962 Rose Bowl
vs. UCLA (7-4)
W 21-3

1961 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Ohio State 6-0-0 8-0-1
Minnesota 6-1-0 8-2-0
Michigan State 5-2-0 7-2-0
Purdue 4-2-0 6-3-0
Wisconsin 4-3-0 6-3-0
Michigan 3-3-0 6-3-0
Iowa 2-4-0 5-4-0
Northwestern 2-4-0 4-5-0
Indiana 0-6-0 2-7-0
Illinois 0-7-0 0-9-0

1961 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
78 Bell, Bobby OT Jr. 6-5 217 Shelby, NC
54 Benson, Paul OC Jr. 5-11 211 Granite Falls, MN
12 Blaska, Duane QB Jr. 5-11 183 Anoka, MN
21 Brown, Terry Allen FB So. 5-11 183 Austin, MN
29 Cairns, Jim RB Jr. 5-9 166 Redwood Falls, MN
80 Campbell, John TE Jr. 6-3 208 Wadena, MN
32 Cashman, Timothy FB Jr. 5-10 181 Fergus Falls, MN
45 Colberg, Gary RB Jr. 5-11 186 White Bear Lake, MN
60 Costanza, Willie OG Fr. 5-10 202 Alquippa, PA
61 Dallman, William OG Fr. 6-0 201 Madison, WI
89 Deegan, Robert TE Sr. 6-2 202 Lyons, IL
25 Dickson, Judge FB Sr. 6-2 214 Clairton, PA
81 Drexler, Daniel Prinz TE So. 6-2 187 Blue Earth, MN
76 Eller, Carl Lee OT So. 6-6 245 Winston-Salem, NC
35 Enga, Dick FB Jr. 6-0 194 Richfield, MN
22 Fischer, Albert RB Jr. 5-9 166 Minneapolis, MN
57 Frisbee, Robert OC Sr. 6-3 226 Cut Bank, Mont.
52 Gritton, Thomas Roy OG So. 5-11 206 Richfield, MN
86 Hall, Thomas TE Sr. 6-2 194 Wilmington, DE
66 Hartse, Larry OG So. 5-11 206 Minneapolis, MN
88 Hoffman, Mark TE Fr. 5-11 190 St. Paul, MN
33 Hook, Julian OG Jr. 5-10 187 Robbinsdale, MN
70 Iudica, Ross OT Jr. 6-1 231 New Castle, DE
38 Jones, Jerry FB Jr. 6-0 201 St. Louis Park, MN
62 Kehl, Tony OG Fr. 5-10 211 Eureka, CA
75 Kereakos, A. Steve OT Sr. 6-0 233 Rochester, MN
44 King, Tom RB Sr. 6-0 188 Edina, MN
71 Lenon, Robert OT So. 5-11 218 Minneapolis, MN
56 Lilja, G. Patrick OC So. 6-0 192 Minneapolis, MN
72 Loechler, Thomas OT Sr. 6-2 241 Robbinsdale, MN
86 Lothner, Dave TE Jr. 6-2 191 Red Wing, MN
79 Marcozzi, Vincent OG Jr. 5-9 221 Wilmington, DE
55 Maus, Terrance OT Jr. 6-0 207 Austin, MN
69 McAlpine, Jim OG Jr. 6-2 200 South St. Paul, MN
65 McCarty, Howard James OG So. 6-1 220 White Bear Lake, MN
67 McNeil, Robert OG Sr. 5-11 202 Ardmore, PA
20 Miller, Don RB Jr. 6-0 185 Ironwood, MI
64 Mudd, Roland OG So. 6-1 214 Braddock, PA
40 Mulholland, David RB Sr. 6-0 188 Fargo, ND
68 Mulvena, John OG Sr. 6-1 210 Wilmington, DE
28 Munsey, William RB Jr. 6-0 201 Uniontown, PA
82 Orman, Mike Thomas TE Fr. 6-0 195 Hastings, MN
81 Park, Jack TE Sr. 6-3 195 Aitkin, MN
11 Pelletier, Jerry RB So. 5-8 159 Bloomington, MN
53 Perault, James OC Sr. 6-1 189 Chippewa Falls, WI
63 Perkovich, Jack OG Jr. 6-2 214 South St. Paul, MN
10 Peterson, Larry QB Fr. 6-0 189 Robbinsdale, MN
52 Peterson, Russell OC Jr. 6-4 198 Virginia, MN
88 Prawdzik, Robert TE Jr. 6-3 205 Berwyn, IL
18 Ramseth, Paul Richard QB So. 6-2 191 Redwood Falls, MN
31 Reid, Michael Alan FB Fr. 5-10 202 Spring Valley, WI
83 Rognlie, Myron Donald TE So. 6-2 198 Minneapolis, MN
24 Roles, Earl RB So. 6-2 196 Wilmington, DE
82 Rude, Theodore TE Sr. 6-2 191 White Bear Lake, MN
14 Sadek, Robert QB So. 6-2 187 Richfield, MN
74 Schwantz, Jan OT So. 6-0 214 Plainview, MN
36 Sharp, Jay Bernard FB So. 5-11 198 Winston-Salem, NC
26 Smith, Charles RB Jr. 6-1 186 Minneapolis, MN
15 Stephens, Sanford QB Sr. 6-0 212 Uniontown, PA
77 Sunde, Matt OT So. 6-2 222 Bloomington, MN
17 Teigen, Tom QB Jr. 6-0 188 Aberdeen, SD
61 Tellor, Robin OG Sr. 6-0 215 Coleraine, MN
74 Tyskiewicz, Anthony OT So. 5-11 219 Rothschild, WI
85 Warren, Richard TE So. 6-3 204 St. Paul, MN
74 Wheeler, James OT Sr. 6-2 214 Robbinsdale, MN
64 Zak, Jim OG Jr. 5-10 199 Little Falls, MN
87 Zitzloff, Ray Donald TE So. 6-0 195 Wayzata, MN

1961 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Alabama 11-0-0
2 Ohio State 8-0-1
3 Texas 10-1-0
4 Louisiana State 10-1-0
5 Mississippi 9-2-0
6 Minnesota 8-2-0
7 Colorado 9-2-0
8 Michigan State 7-2-0
9 Arkansas 8-3-0
10 Utah State 9-1-1
11 Missouri 7-2-1
12 Purdue 6-3-0
13 Georgia Tech 7-4-0
14 Syracuse 8-3-0
15 Rutgers 9-0-0
16 UCLA 7-4-0
17 Arizona 8-1-1
17 Penn State 8-3-0
17 Rice 7-4-0
20 Duke 7-3-0

1961 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Alabama 11-0-0
2 Ohio State 8-0-1
3 Louisiana State 10-1-0
4 Texas 10-1-0
5 Mississippi 9-2-0
6 Minnesota 8-2-0
7 Colorado 9-2-0
8 Arkansas 8-3-0
9 Michigan State 7-2-0
10 Utah State 9-1-1
11 Missouri 7-2-1
11 Purdue 6-3-0
13 Georgia Tech 7-4-0
14 Duke 7-3-0
15 Kansas 7-3-1
16 Syracuse 8-3-0
17 Wyoming 6-1-2
18 Wisconsin 6-3-0
19 Penn State 8-3-0
19 Miami (FL) 7-4-0

1961 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1962
Minnesota 21, UCLA 3

1961 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1962
Louisiana State 25, Colorado 7
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1962
Alabama 10, Arkansas 3
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1962
Texas 12, Mississippi 7
Sun Bowl - 12/30/1961
Villanova 17, Wichita State 9
Gator Bowl - 12/30/1961
Penn State 30, Georgia Tech 15
Tangerine Bowl - 12/29/1961
Lamar 21, Middle Tennessee State 14
Liberty Bowl - 12/16/1961
Syracuse 15, Miami (FL) 14
Aviation Bowl - 12/09/1961
New Mexico 28, Western Michigan 12
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/16/1961
Kansas 33, Rice 7
Gotham Bowl - 12/09/1961
Baylor 24, Utah State 9
Mercy Bowl - 11/23/1961
Fresno State 36, Bowling Green 6