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1961 Duke Blue Devils football team

The 1961 Duke Blue Devils football team represented Duke University during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. [2]

1961 Duke Blue Devils football
ACC champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 20
1961 record7–3 (5–1 ACC)
Head coachWilliam D. Murray
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 20 Duke $   5 1         7 3  
North Carolina   4 3         5 5  
Maryland   3 3         7 3  
Clemson   3 3         5 5  
NC State   3 4         4 6  
South Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Wake Forest   3 4         4 6  
Virginia   2 4         4 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Duke won the ACC championship with a record of 5–1 in conference play. They were ranked 20th for their regular season finale against Notre Dame on December 2.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent Location Result
09/23/1961 at South Carolina Columbia, SC W 7-6
09/30/1961 at Virginia Richmond, VA W 42-0
10/07/1961 Wake Forest Durham, NC W 23-3
10/14/1961 at Georgia Tech Atlanta, GA L 0-21
10/21/1961 Clemson Durham, NC L 7-17
10/28/1961 at NC State Raleigh, NC W 17-6
11/04/1961 at Michigan Ann Arbor, MI L 14-28
11/11/1961 vs. Navy Norfolk, VA W 30-9
11/18/1961 North Carolina Durham, NC W 6-3
12/2/1961 Notre Dame Durham, NC W 37-13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1961 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
  2. ^ "1961 Duke Blue Devils". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.