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1961 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1961 record6–3 (3–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (3rd season)
MVPJohn Walker
CaptainGeorge Mans
Home stadiumMichigan 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 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1961 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 30, 1961* #9/NA UCLA Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 29–6   73,019
October 7, 1961* Army #9/8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 38–8   65,012
October 14, 1961 #5/6 Michigan State #6/2 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 28–0   103,198
October 21, 1961† Purdue Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 16–14   66,805
October 28, 1961 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 23–20   63,898
November 4, 1961* Duke Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 28–14   56,488
November 11, 1961 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 38–6   40,179
November 18, 1961 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 23–14   61,925
November 25, 1961 #2/2 Ohio State #NR/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 50–20   80,444
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leadersEdit

RushingEdit

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attemptTouchdowns
Dave Raimey994965.06
Bennie McRae754536.03
Bill Tunnicliff963964.13

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTDLong
Dave Glinka9646547.958812.8572
Bob Chandler116054.510016.7136

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTDLong
Bennie McRae1021021.0272
George Mans141389.9116
Robert Brown511022.0245

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Dave Raimey1030830.8190
Bennie McRae814818.5029
Ed Hood14242.0042

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Dave Raimey79213.1154
Bennie McRae10393.9011
Harvey Chapman4328.0017

PlayersEdit

  • Douglas Bickle - started 4 games at right tackle, 3 games at left tackle
  • Harvey Chapman - started 1 game at left halfback
  • Dave Glinka - started 2 games at quarterback
  • Todd Grant - started 6 games at center
  • Lee Hall - started 5 games at right guard, 3 games at left guard
  • John Houtman - started 6 games at left tackle
  • Dave Kurtz - started 1 game at right guard
  • Scott Maentz - started 9 games at left end
  • Frank Maloney - started 1 game at right guard
  • George Mans - started 9 games at right end
  • Bennie McRae - started 8 games at left halfback
  • John Minko - started 6 games at left guard
  • Joe O'Donnell - started 1 game at right guard
  • Jim Raeder - started 4 games at fullback
  • Dave Raimey - started 9 games at right halfback
  • Jon Schopf - started 5 games at right tackle
  • John Stamos - started 7 games at quarterback
  • Bill Tunnicliff - started 1 game at fullback
  • Ken Tureaud - started 3 games at fullback
  • John Walker - started 3 games at center, 1 game at right guard

Awards and honorsEdit

Coaching staffEdit

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