1961 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1961 Oregon State Beavers football
Conference Independent
1961 record 5-5
Head coach Tommy Prothro
Home stadium Parker Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
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

The 1961 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1961 NCAA college football season. 1961 was the Beavers' third season as an independent. The Beavers ended this season with five wins and five losses. 1961 was the first under the university's current title, Oregon State University, which was adopted on March 6, 1961, by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield. The Beavers scored 198 points and allowed 192 points. The team was led by head coach Tommy Prothro.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23No. 10 SyracuseL 8–19 35,279
September 30StanfordL 0–34 28,000
October 7Idaho
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 44–6 9,329
October 14at WisconsinL 20–23 33,504
October 21at Arizona StateL 23–24 32,231
November 4Washington State
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 14–6 13,716
November 11at WashingtonW 3–0 13,716
November 18BYU
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 35–0 8,495
November 25at OregonW 6–2 21,300
December 2at HoustonL 12–23 12,000
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Team players drafted into the AFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike Kline Guard 11 82 Denver Broncos
Don Kasso Halfback 22 170 Denver Broncos

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Hank Rivera Defensive back 5 67 Cleveland Browns
Roger Johnson Halfback 16 222 New York Giants
Don Kasso Halfback 17 230 St. Louis Cardinals

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon State Historical Scores". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  2. ^ "Oregon State University Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2009-06-29. 
  3. ^ 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport
  4. ^ "1962 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24. 
  5. ^ "1962 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-09-26. Retrieved 2009-09-24.