1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1961 record5–4 (2–4 Big Ten)
Head coachJerry Burns
MVPAl Hinton
Captain
Home stadiumIowa Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Ohio State 6 0 0     8 0 1
#6/6 Minnesota 6 1 0     8 2 0
#8/9 Michigan State 5 2 0     7 2 0
#12/11 Purdue 4 2 0     6 3 0
#NR/18 Wisconsin 4 3 0     6 3 0
Michigan 3 3 0     6 3 0
Iowa 2 4 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 2 4 0     4 5 0
Indiana 0 6 0     2 7 0
Illinois 0 7 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1961 Iowa Hawkeyes football team represented the University of Iowa in the 1961 college football season. This season marks Jerry Burns' first season as head coach.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 30* California #1 Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA W 28–7  
October 7* at USC #1 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA ABC W 35–34  
October 14 Indiana #2 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 27–8  
October 21† Wisconsin #4 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 47–15  
October 28 Purdue #5 Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA L 0–9  
November 4 #5 Ohio State #9 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 13–29  
November 11 #5 Minnesota Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) ABC L 9–16  
November 18 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 14–23  
November 25* Notre Dame Iowa Stadium • Iowa City, IA W 41–21  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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