1961 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1961 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record7–3
Head coachWayne Hardin (3rd season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →

The 1961 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1961 college football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by third-year head coach Wayne Hardin.[1][2]


1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Rutgers         9 0 0
No. 17 Arizona         8 1 1
Memphis State         8 2 0
Mississippi Southern         8 2 0
Villanova         8 2 0
No. 17 Penn State         8 3 0
No. 14 Syracuse         8 3 0
Holy Cross         7 3 0
Navy         7 3 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
San Jose State         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 4 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Pacific         5 4 0
Houston         5 4 1
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
Florida State         4 5 1
Boston University         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Oregon         4 6 0
Air Force         3 7 0
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Washington State         3 7 0
Idaho         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 23 at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 10–20    
September 30 William & Mary Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 44–6    
October 6 at Miami (FL) Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL W 17–6    
October 14 at Cornell Schoellkopf FieldIthaca, NY W 31–7    
October 20 at Detroit University of Detroit StadiumDetroit, MI W 37–19    
October 28 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 14–28    
November 4 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) W 13–10   59,075
November 11 vs. Duke Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA (Oyster Bowl) L 9–30    
November 18 Virginia Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, MD W 13–3    
December 2 vs. Army Municipal StadiumPhiladelphia, PA (Army–Navy Game) W 13–7    
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 192. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.