1961 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1961 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1961 record 5–5 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Bud Wilkinson
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,724)
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 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1961 college football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were coached by head coach Bud Wilkinson.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 30 at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN ABC L 6–19   54,906
October 7 Iowa State Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK L 15–21   45,365
October 14 vs. #4 Texas* Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 7–28   75,504
October 21 Kansas Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 0–10   54,794
October 28 #10 Colorado Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK L 14–22   45,117
November 4 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, KS W 17–6   11,906
November 11 at #10 Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, MO (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) W 7–0   45,164
November 14 at Army* Yankee StadiumBronx, NY ABC W 14–8   39,552
November 25 at Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Rivalry) W 21–14   26,139
December 2 Oklahoma State Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) W 21–13   52,598
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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