1961 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1961 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record3–7
Head coachJohn Michelosen (7th season)
Home stadiumPitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
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 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1961 college football season. The team compiled a 3–7 record under head coach John Michelosen. The team's statistical leaders included Jim Traficant with 437 passing yards and Rick Leeson with 452 rushing yards.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 16 at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL W 10–7  
September 30 Baylor Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 13–16  
October 7 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 17–22  
October 14 West Virginia Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 6–20  
October 21 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 6–20  
October 28 Navy Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 28–14  
November 4 at Syracuse Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 9–28  
November 11 Notre Dame Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 20–26  
November 18 USC Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 10–9  
November 25 Penn State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 26–47  
#Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Pittsburgh Panthers Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. May 21, 2016.