1961 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record7–3
Head coachWayne Hardin (3rd season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →

The 1961 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1961 college football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by third-year head coach Wayne Hardin.[1][2]


1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Rutgers         9 0 0
No. 17 Arizona         8 1 1
Memphis State         8 2 0
Villanova         8 2 0
No. 17 Penn State         8 3 0
No. 14 Syracuse         8 3 0
Holy Cross         7 3 0
Navy         7 3 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
San Jose State         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Colgate         5 4 0
Detroit         5 4 0
Pacific         5 4 0
Houston         5 4 1
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
Florida State         4 5 1
Boston University         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Oregon         4 6 0
Air Force         3 7 0
Pittsburgh         3 7 0
Washington State         3 7 0
Idaho         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll


Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23at Penn StateL 10–20
September 30William & MaryW 44–6
October 6at Miami (FL)W 17–6
October 14at CornellW 31–7
October 20at DetroitW 37–19
October 28at PittsburghL 14–28
November 4at Notre DameW 13–1059,075
November 11vs. DukeL 9–30
November 18Virginia
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 13–3
December 2vs. ArmyW 13–7

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