1961 Pacific Tigers football team

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1961 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Independent
1961 record 5–4
Head coach John Rohde (1st season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →

The 1961 Pacific Tigers football team represented the College of the Pacific[note 1] during the 1961 college football season.

Pacific competed as an independent in 1961, they played home games in Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. In their first season under head coach John Rohde, the Tigers finished with a record of five wins and four losses (5–4), for the season they outscored their opponents 200–187.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 16 Long Beach State[note 3] Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 12–7  
September 22 at San Jose State[note 4] Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California L 0–16  
September 29 at San Diego Torero StadiumSan Diego W 40–7  
October 7 Fresno State[note 5] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 19–20   10,000[1]
October 14 at New Mexico State Memorial Stadium[note 6]Las Cruces, New Mexico L 19–70  
October 21 at San Diego Marines[note 7] Balboa Stadium ? • San Diego W 12–9  
October 28 Los Angeles State[note 8] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 45–27  
November 4 at Idaho Neale StadiumMoscow, Idaho W 27–2  
November 11 San Jose State[note 9] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 26–29  

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No College of the Pacific players were selected in the 1962 NFL Draft.[3][4][5]

The following finished their college career at Pacific, were not drafted, but played in the NFL starting with the 1962 season.

Player Position First AFL team
Bobby Reed Halfback 1962 Minnesota Vikings

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ University of the Pacific (UOP) was known as College of the Pacific from 1911 to 1961.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ California State University, Long Beach was known as Long Beach State College from 1950 to 1963.
  4. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  5. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
  6. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Memorial Stadium on the New Mexico State campus, which was opened for the 1978 season
  7. ^ The Marine Corps Recruit Depot (MCRD) in San Diego fielded a team that played against colleges and other military teams from 1922 to 1964.
  8. ^ California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) was known as Los Angeles State College of Applied Arts and Sciences from 1947 to 1963.
  9. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1961 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "1962 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.