1961 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1961 Kansas Jayhawks football
Bluebonnet Bowl champion
Bluebonnet Bowl, W 33–7 vs. Rice
Conference Big 8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 15
1961 record 7–3–1 (5–2 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 college football season. The Jayhawks offense scored 269 points while the defense allowed 88 points. Led by head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks competed in the Bluebonnet Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 23 at TCU* No. 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 No. 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.

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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