1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Conference Independent
1961 record 5–5
Head coach Joe Kuharich (3rd year)
Captain Norb Roy
Captain Nick Buoniconti
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »

The 1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1961 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15 Rutgers         9 0 0
#17 Arizona         8 1 1
Memphis State         8 2 0
Villanova         8 2 0
#17 Penn State         8 3 0
#14 Syracuse         8 3 0
Holy Cross         7 3 0
Navy         7 3 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
San Jose State         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 4 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Pacific         5 4 0
Houston         5 4 1
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
Florida State         4 5 1
Boston University         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Oregon         4 6 0
Air Force         3 7 0
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Washington State         3 7 0
Idaho         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll


Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 30 Oklahoma Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 19-6   55,198
October 7 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 22-20   51,295
October 14 Southern California No. 8 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 30-0   50,427
October 21 at No. 1 Michigan State No. 6 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L 7-17   76,132
October 28 Northwestern No. 8 Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 10-12   59,075
November 4 Navy Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN (Rivalry) L 10-13   59,075
November 11 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 26-20   50,527
November 18 No. 10 Syracuse Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, IN W 17-15   49,246
November 25 at Iowa Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA L 21-42   58,000
December 2 at Duke Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 13-37   35,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round NFL Club
Joe Carollo Tackle 2 Los Angeles Rams
Bob Bill Tackle 2 New York Giants
Mike Lind Fullback 5 San Francisco 49ers
John Powers Tight End 9 Pittsburgh Steelers
Joe Perkowski Back 13 Chicago Bears

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