1961 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1961 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Southwest Conference champions
1962 Sugar Bowl, L 10–3 vs. Alabama
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 9
1961 record 8–3 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (4th year)
Captain John Childress
Captain Harold Horton
Captain George McKinney
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Texas + 6 1 0     10 1 0
#9 Arkansas + 6 1 0     8 3 0
#17 Rice 5 2 0     7 4 0
Texas A&M 3 4 0     4 5 1
TCU 2 4 1     3 5 2
Baylor 2 5 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 6 0
SMU 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1961 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled an 8–3 record (6–1 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie with Texas for the SWC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 183 to 97.[1] The Razorbacks' only losses during the regular season came against Mississippi by a 16–0 score and to Texas by a 33–7 score. The team was ranked #9 in the final AP Poll and #8 in the final UPI Coaches Poll and went on to lose to the undefeated national champion Alabama Crimson Tide in the 1962 Sugar Bowl by a 10–3 score.[2]

Arkansas halfback Lance Alworth was selected by the Football Writers Association of America as a first-team player on the 1961 College Football All-America Team. He was also honored as a second-team All-American by the Associated Press and United Press International. Alworth was later inducted into both the College Football Hall of Fame and Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 23, 1961 at No. 9 Ole Miss* Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) L 0–16  
September 30, 1961 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 6–0  
October 7, 1961 TCU War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 28–3  
October 14, 1961 at No. 9 Baylor Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 23–13  
October 21, 1961 No. 3 Texas No. 10 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) L 7–33  
October 28, 1961 Northwestern St.* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 42–7  
November 4, 1961 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 15–8  
November 11, 1961 at Rice Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 10–0  
November 18, 1961 at SMU Ownby StadiumDallas, TX W 21–7  
November 25, 1961 Texas Tech* No. 9 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 28-0  
January 1, 1962 No. 1 Alabama* No. 9 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) L 3–10  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1961 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 1, 2015.