1961 Missouri Tigers football team

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1961 Missouri Tigers football
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 11
AP No. 11
1961 record 7–2–1 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Dan Devine (4th season)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Colorado $ 7 0 0     9 2 0
No. 11 Missouri 5 2 0     7 2 1
Kansas 5 2 0     7 3 1
Oklahoma 4 3 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Nebraska 2 5 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 0 7 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1961 college football season. The team compiled a 7–2–1 record (5–2 against Big 8 opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the Big 8, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 124 to 57. Dan Devine was the head coach for the fourth of 13 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Andy Russell with 412 rushing yards, Ron Taylor with 428 passing yards and 514 yards of total offense, Conrad Hitchler with 124 receiving yards, and Bill Tobin with 38 point scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRank#SiteResult
September 23Washington State*W 28–6 
September 30at Minnesota*W 6–0 
October 7California*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
T 14–14 
October 14at Oklahoma StateW 10–0 
October 21at Iowa StateW 13–7 
October 28Nebraska
W 10–0 
November 4at No. 8 ColoradoNo. 10L 6–7 
November 11OklahomaNo. 10
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO (rivalry)
L 0–7 
November 18Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, MO
W 27–9 
November 25at No. 10 KansasW 10–7 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 11, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 11, 2016.