1961 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1961 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1961 record 6–3 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Bump Elliott (3rd year)
MVP John Walker
Captain George Mans
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Ohio State 6 0 0     8 0 1
#6/6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
#8/9 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12/11 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/18 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1961 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 30, 1961 #9/NA UCLA* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 29–6   73,019
October 7, 1961 Army* #9/8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 38–8   65,012
October 14, 1961 #5/6 Michigan State #6/2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 0–28   103,198
October 21, 1961 Purduedagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 16–14   66,805
October 28, 1961 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 20–23   63,898
November 4, 1961 Duke* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 28–14   56,488
November 11, 1961 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 38–6   40,179
November 18, 1961 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 23–14   61,925
November 25, 1961 #2/2 Ohio State #NR/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 20–50   80,444
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Dave Raimey 99 496 5.0 6
Bennie McRae 75 453 6.0 3
Bill Tunnicliff 96 396 4.1 3

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD Long
Dave Glinka 96 46 5 47.9 588 12.8 5 72
Bob Chandler 11 6 0 54.5 100 16.7 1 36

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
Bennie McRae 10 210 21.0 2 72
George Mans 14 138 9.9 1 16
Robert Brown 5 110 22.0 2 45

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Dave Raimey 10 308 30.8 1 90
Bennie McRae 8 148 18.5 0 29
Ed Hood 1 42 42.0 0 42

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Dave Raimey 7 92 13.1 1 54
Bennie McRae 10 39 3.9 0 11
Harvey Chapman 4 32 8.0 0 17

Players[edit]

  • Douglas Bickle - started 4 games at right tackle, 3 games at left tackle
  • Harvey Chapman - started 1 game at left halfback
  • Dave Glinka - started 2 games at quarterback
  • Todd Grant - started 6 games at center
  • Lee Hall - started 5 games at right guard, 3 games at left guard
  • John Houtman - started 6 games at left tackle
  • Dave Kurtz - started 1 game at right guard
  • Scott Maentz - started 9 games at left end
  • Frank Maloney - started 1 game at right guard
  • George Mans - started 9 games at right end
  • Bennie McRae - started 8 games at left halfback
  • John Minko - started 6 games at left guard
  • Joe O'Donnell - started 1 game at right guard
  • Jim Raeder - started 4 games at fullback
  • Dave Raimey - started 9 games at right halfback
  • Jon Schopf - started 5 games at right tackle
  • John Stamos - started 7 games at quarterback
  • Bill Tunnicliff - started 1 game at fullback
  • Ken Tureaud - started 3 games at fullback
  • John Walker - started 3 games at center, 1 game at right guard
  • Ed Hood - Hook and ladder specialist.

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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