1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record5–5
Head coachJoe Kuharich (3rd season)
Captains
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Rutgers         9 0 0
No. 17 Arizona         8 1 1
Memphis State         8 2 0
Villanova         8 2 0
No. 17 Penn State         8 3 0
No. 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

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

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 30OklahomaW 19–655,198
October 7at PurdueW 22–2051,295
October 14USCNo. 8
W 30–050,427
October 21at No. 1 Michigan StateNo. 6L 7–1776,132
October 28NorthwesternNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 10–1259,075
November 4Navy
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 10–1359,075
November 11at PittsburghW 26–2050,527
November 18No. 10 Syracuse
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 17–1549,246
November 25at IowaL 21–4258,000
December 2at DukeL 13–3735,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the 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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