1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team

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1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
Rutgers athletics logo.png
Middle Three champion
Conference Middle Three Conference
Ranking
AP No. 15
1961 record 9–0 (4–0 Middle Three)
Head coach John F. Bateman (2nd season)
Home stadium Rutgers Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
University
No. 15 Rutgers x 4 0 0     9 0 0
Bucknell 5 2 0     6 3 0
Delaware 3 2 0     4 4 0
No. 5 Lehigh 3 2 0     7 2 0
Gettysburg 2 2 1     3 5 1
Temple 1 2 2     2 5 2
Lafayette 1 5 1     2 6 1
Muhlenberg 0 4 0     2 7 0
College–Northern
Susquehanna x 6 0 0     8 0 1
Albright 4 0 1     7 0 1
Moravian 4 1 1     4 3 1
Wagner 4 2 0     6 3 0
Lycoming 1 3 1     1 6 1
Wilkes 1 6 0     1 6 0
Hofstra* 2 0 0     7 2 0
Juniata* 1 2 0     3 4 0
Upsala* 0 4 0     0 7 0
College–Southern
Lebanon Valley x 5 1 0     6 1 0
Swarthmore 4 2 0     5 2 0
Western Maryland 4 2 0     7 2 0
Dickinson 5 3 0     5 3 0
Pennsylvania Military College 5 3 0     6 3 0
Johns Hopkins 2 3 1     3 4 1
Ursinus 2 5 0     2 5 0
Drexel 1 5 1     2 5 1
Haverford 0 6 1     0 6 1
Franklin & Marshall* 0 3 0     1 7 0
West Chester* 0 0 0     7 2 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1961 college football season. In their second season under head coach John F. Bateman, the Scarlet Knights compiled a perfect 9–0 record, won the Middle Three Conference championship, outscored their opponents 246 to 102, and were ranked No. 15 in the final AP Poll.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Bill Speranza with 318 passing yards, Steve Simms with 614 rushing yards, and Lee Curley with 274 receiving yards.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1961 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 12, 2016.