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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Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Final 
AP 1 (22) 1 (19) 1 (24) 2 (11) 4 (2) 5 (1) 9 RV NR NR NR NR 
Coaches 6 5 NR

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Game summaries[edit]

California[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–0 1959 W 42–12

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USC[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 1950 W 20–14

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Indiana[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–10–4 1958 W 34–13

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Wisconsin[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
14–24 1960 W 28–21

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Purdue[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–19–2 1960 W 21–14

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Ohio State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–12–2 1960 W 35–12

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Minnesota[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–35–1 1960 L 10–27

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Michigan[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–15–2 1958 W 37–14

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Notre Dame[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–9–3 1960 W 28–0

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1962 NFL Draft[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Larry Ferguson Back 4 52 Detroit Lions
Sherwyn Thorson Guard 7 87 Los Angeles Rams
Wilburn Hollis Quarterback 9 118 St. Louis Cardinals
Bill Whisler End 13 169 Washington Redskins

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/iowa/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2012-13/misc_non_event/2012IAFootballMediaGuide.pdf
  2. ^ "Iowa 1961 AP Football Rankings". collegepollarchive.com. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  3. ^ "Hawks Still No. 1 In 2nd AP Ballot" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 3, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Hollis Included on Injured List" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 10, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  5. ^ "Iowa 4th in AP Ballot–Michigan State 1st" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 17, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  6. ^ "Szykowny Ups Passing Percentage to .682" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 24, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  7. ^ "Iowa Ninth in Poll; Spartans Still No. 1" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. October 31, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  8. ^ "Burns Evaluates Ohio State Game; Eyes Strong Gophers" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 7, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  9. ^ "Longhorns Remain 1st; Hawks 23rd" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 14, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  10. ^ "Burns Says Poor Tackling Hurt Hawkeyes" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 14, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  11. ^ "Hawks Praise Jerry Burns Despite Hard-Luck Season" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 28, 1961. p. 4. Retrieved August 12, 2018. 
  12. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1962.htm