1961 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team

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1961 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1961 record 4–6 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coach Cliff Speegle (7th season)
Home stadium Lewis Field
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 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University–Stillwater in the Big Eight Conference during the 1961 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Cliff Speegle, the Cowboys compiled a 4–6 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 166 to 154.[1][2]

On offense, the 1961 team averaged 15.4 points scored, 191.2 rushing yards, and 64.3 passing yards per game.[3] On defense, the team allowed an average of 16.6 points scored, 151.8 rushing yards, and 84.7 passing yards per game[4] The team's statistical leaders included Jim Dillard with 627 rushing yards, Mike Miller with 371 passing yards, Don Brewington with 215 receiving yards, and Bill McFarland with 42 points scored.[5]

No Oklahoma State players were selected as first-team All-Big Eight Conference players.[6]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[7]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 23at Iowa StateL 7–14 
September 30at ColoradoL 0–24 
October 7Tulsa*W 26–0 
October 14Missouri
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 0–10 
October 21Nebraska
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 14–6 
October 28at KansasL 8–42 
November 4at Wichita*L 13–25 
November 18Houston*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 28–24 
November 25Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 45–0 
December 2at OklahomaL 13–21 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide" (PDF). Oklahoma State University. p. 173. Retrieved September 26, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 138.
  4. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 140.
  5. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  6. ^ 2016 Football Guide, p. 155.
  7. ^ 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.