1961 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1961 Kansas Jayhawks football
Bluebonnet Bowl Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl vs Rice, W 33–7
Conference Big 8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #15
1961 record 7–3–1 (5–2–0 Big 8)
Head coach Jack Mitchell
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Colorado 7 0 0     9 2 0
#11 Missouri 5 2 0     7 2 1
Kansas 5 2 0     7 3 1
Oklahoma 4 3 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0     4 6 0
Nebraska 2 5 0     3 6 1
Kansas State 0 7 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the 1961 NCAA Division I-A college football season. The Jayhawks offense scored 269 points while the defense allowed 88 points. [1] Led by head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks competed in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 at TCU* #8 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX L 16–17   27,000
September 30 Wyoming* Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS T 6–6   33,000
October 7 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 19–20   42,700
October 14 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS W 21–7   32,176
October 21 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK W 10–0   54,794
October 28 Oklahoma State Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS W 42–8   25,000
November 4 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE W 28–6   32,450
November 11 Kansas Statedagger Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS (Sunflower Showdown) W 34–0   34,000
November 18 at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 53–7   30,000
November 25 Missouri #10 Memorial Stadium • Lawrence, KS (Border War) L 7–10   40,500
December 17 vs. Rice* Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) CBS W 33–7   52,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

[1]

1961 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
John Hadl 1 10 Quarterback Detroit Lions
Bert Coan 7 85 Running Back Washington Redskins
Roger McFarland 20 274 Back San Francisco 49ers

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Awards and honors[edit]

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