1961 Wyoming Cowboys football team

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1961 Wyoming Cowboys football
Skyline co-champion
ConferenceSkyline Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1961 record6–1–2 (5–0–1 Skyline)
Head coachBob Devaney (5th season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Utah State + 5 0 1     9 1 1
Wyoming + 5 0 1     6 1 2
Utah 3 3 0     6 4 0
New Mexico 3 3 0     7 4 0
Montana 2 4 0     2 6 0
BYU 2 4 0     2 8 0
Colorado State 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the Skyline Conference during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth season under head coach Bob Devaney, the Cowboys compiled a 6–1–2 record (5–0–1 against Skyline opponents), tied for the Skyline Conference championship, and outscored all opponents by a total of 171 to 74.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Andy Melosky with 464 passing yards, Chuck Lamson with 451 rushing yards, and Mike Walker with 468 receiving yards and 30 points scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 16at Montana
W 29–0
September 23NC State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 15–14
September 30at Kansas*T 6–6
October 7Utah State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY (rivalry)
T 6–6
October 14Colorado State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY (rivalry)
W 18–7
October 21BYU
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, WY
W 36–8
October 28at UtahW 13–6
November 4at Arizona*L 15–20
November 11at New MexicoW 33–7
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Wyoming Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 Wyoming Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Wyoming. 2018. p. 212. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  3. ^ "1961 Wyoming Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 12, 2018.