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1961 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

The 1961 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. After the season, Wade Walker was fired as head coach, but continued to be the athletic director.[1] This was the first season that Mississippi State athletic teams were known as the Bulldogs.[2]

1961 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1961 record5–5 (1–5 SEC)
Head coachWade Walker (6th season)
Home stadiumScott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 23Texas Tech*W 6–0
September 30at Houston*W 10–7
October 7at TennesseeL 3–17
October 14Arkansas State*W 38–0
October 21at GeorgiaL 7–10
October 28at Memphis State*W 23–16
November 4at No. 4 AlabamaL 0–24
November 11at AuburnW 11–10
November 18at No. 4 LSUL 6–14
December 2No. 5 Ole MissL 7–37
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Michael B. Ballard, Maroon and White: Mississippi State University, 1878–2003, p. 144, University Press of Mississippi, 2008, ISBN 1-57806-999-8.
  2. ^ "Mississippi State Traditions". HailState.com.
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015