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1961 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 1961 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The team was coached by Rip Engle and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

1961 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Lambert-Meadowlands Trophy
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 30–15 vs. Georgia Tech
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
APNo. 17
1961 record8–3
Head coachRip Engle (12th season)
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 46,284)
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
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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 23NavyNo. 7W 20–10
September 29at Miami (FL)No. 8L 8–25
October 6at Boston UniversityW 32–0
October 14Army
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
L 6–10
October 21Syracuse
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 14–0
October 28California 
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 33–16
November 4at MarylandL 17–21
November 11at West VirginiaW 20–6
November 18Holy Cross
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 34–14
November 25at PittsburghW 47–26
December 30vs. Georgia TechW 30–15
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.