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1961 Vanderbilt Commodores football team

The 1961 Vanderbilt Commodores football team represented Vanderbilt University in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. The Commodores were led by head coach Arthur Guepe in his ninth season and finished the season with a record of two wins and eight losses (2–8 overall, 1–6 in the SEC).

1961 Vanderbilt Commodores football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1961 record2–8 (1–6 SEC)
Head coachArthur Guepe (9th season)
Home stadiumDudley Field
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 23West Virginia*W 16–6
September 30at GeorgiaW 21–0
October 7No. 4 Alabama
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
L 6–35
October 31at UCLA*L 21–28
October 21Florida
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
L 0–7
October 28No. 2 Ole Miss
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
L 0–47
November 11Kentucky
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN (rivalry)
L 3–16
November 17at TulaneL 14–17
November 25South Carolina*
  • Dudley Field
  • Nashville, TN
L 7–23
December 2at TennesseeL 7–41
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: 1961 Vanderbilt football schedule[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1961 Vanderbilt Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 19, 2015.