|1961 NC State Wolfpack football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1961 record||4–6 (3–4 ACC)|
|Head coach||Earle Edwards (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Riddick Stadium|
|1961 ACC football standings|
|#20 Duke †||5||–||1||7||–||3|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1961 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 1961 college football season. The Wolfpack were led by eighth-year head coach Earle Edwards and played their home games at Riddick Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing tied for fifth.
|September 23||at Wyoming*||L 14–15|
|September 30||at North Carolina||L 22–27|
|October 7||at Virginia||W 21–14|
|October 14||at No. 3 Alabama*||L 7–26|
|October 21||Wake Forest||W 7–0|
|October 28||Duke||L 6–17|
|November 4||at Southern Miss*||W 7–6|
|November 11||at Maryland||L 7–10|
|November 18||South Carolina||W 38–14|
|November 25||at Clemson||L 0–20|
- "1961 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/acc/1961.html. Retrieved January 22, 2013.
- "1961 North Carolina State Wolfpack Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina-state/1961-schedule.html.