1961 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1961 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1961 record 4–6 (3–4 ACC)
Head coach Billy Hildebrand (2nd year)
Seasons
« 1960 1962 »
1961 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#20 Duke $   5 1         7 3  
North Carolina   4 3         5 5  
Maryland   3 3         7 3  
Clemson   3 3         5 5  
NC State   3 4         4 6  
South Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Wake Forest   3 4         4 6  
Virginia   2 4         4 6  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1961 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1961 college football season. In its second season under head coach Billy Hildebrand, the team compiled a 4–6 record and finished in seventh place in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).[2]

Halfback Alan White was selected by the Associated Press as a first-team player on the 1961 All-Atlantic Coast Conference football team.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result
09/23/1961 at Baylor Waco, TX L 0-31
09/30/1961* South Carolina Winston-Salem, NC L 7-10
10/07/1961* at Duke Durham, NC L 3-23
10/14/1961* at Clemson Clemson, SC W 17-13
10/21/1961* at NC State Raleigh, NC L 0-7
10/28/1961* Virginia Winston-Salem, NC W 21-15
11/04/1961 at Auburn Auburn, AL L 7-21
11/11/1961 Virginia Tech Winston-Salem, NC W 24-15
11/18/1961* at Maryland College Park, MD L 7-10
11/25/1961* UNC Winston-Salem, NC W 17-14

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing Chuck Reiley 32/88 516
Rushing Alan White 93 586
Receiving Donnie Frederick 11 237

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 22, 2013. 
  2. ^ "1961 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015. 
  3. ^ Ken Alyta (November 30, 1961). "Terps' Gary Collins Is All-ACC Lineman; Gabriel of NC State Chosen". The Morning Herald (MD).