1961 Tampa Spartans football team

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1961 Tampa Spartans football
Conference Independent
1961 record 8–1
Head coach Marcelino Huerta (10th season)
Home stadium Phillips Field
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The 1961 Tampa Spartans football team represented the University of Tampa in the 1961 college football season. It was the Spartans' 25th season and competed as a member of the NAIA. The team was led by head coach Marcelino Huerta, in his tenth year, and played their home games at Phillips Field in Tampa, Florida. They finished with a record of eight wins and one loss (8–1). Huerta resigned as the Spartans' head coach on January 8, 1962, to take the same position at Wichita State.[1]


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 Livingston State* Phillips FieldTampa, FL W 41–8    
September 30 Western Carolina* Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 24–14    
October 14 Elon* Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 13–0    
October 21 at Presbyterian* Clinton, SC W 17–16    
October 28 at Southeastern Louisiana* Strawberry StadiumHammond, LA L 3–27    
November 4 at Troy State* Veterans Memorial StadiumTroy, AL W 27–6    
November 11 Northern Michigan* Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 27–6    
November 18 Appalachian State* Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 14–0    
November 25 No. 18 Wofford* Phillips Field • Tampa, FL W 22–21    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.


  1. ^ "Tampa coach to Wichita". The Gadsden Times. Google News Archives. UPI. January 10, 1962. p. 10. Retrieved October 21, 2012.