1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football team

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1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1961 record 5–4 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Jerry Burns (1st season)
MVP Al Hinton
Captain
Home stadium Iowa Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Ohio State $ 6 0 0     8 0 1
No. 6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
No. 8 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
No. 12 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
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1961 Big Ten Conference football season. This was Jerry Burns' first season as head coach.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 30 California* No. 1 Iowa StadiumIowa City, Iowa W 28–7  
October 7 at USC* No. 1 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles ABC W 35–34  
October 14 Indiana No. 2 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 27–8  
October 21 Wisconsindagger No. 4 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 47–15  
October 28 Purdue No. 5 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa L 0–9  
November 4 No. 5 Ohio State No. 9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio L 13–29  
November 11 No. 5 Minnesota Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa (Floyd of Rosedale) ABC L 9–16  
November 18 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 14–23  
November 25 Notre Dame* Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, Iowa W 42–21  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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