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1961 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Gator Bowl, L 15–30 vs. Penn State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
APNo. 13
1961 record7–4 (4–3 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (17th season)
CaptainChick Graning
Willie McGaughey
Billy Williamson
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 44,000)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1/1 Alabama § 7 0 0     11 0 0
#4/3 LSU § 6 0 0     10 1 0
#5/5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
#13/13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 17th-year head coach Bobby Dodd, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. Georgia Tech finished the regular season tied for fourth in the Southeastern Conference, with a 4–3 SEC record and a 7–3 overall record. They were ranked 13th in both final polls, and were invited to the 1961 Gator Bowl, where they lost to Penn State.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22at USC*W 27–739,590
September 30No. 7 Rice*W 24–043,501
October 7at LSUNo. 3L 0–1066,000
October 14Duke*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 21–044,015
October 21AuburnNo. 8
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry)
W 7–645,376
October 28at TulaneNo. 9W 35–018,000
November 4FloridadaggerNo. 7
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
W 20–044,940
November 11at TennesseeNo. 9L 6–1046,000
November 18at No. 2 AlabamaL 0–1053,000
December 2Georgia
W 22–747,098
December 30vs. No. 17 Penn State*No. 13CBSL 15–3050,202
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

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