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1961 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1961 record5–5 (4–3 ACC)
Head coachJim Hickey (3rd season)
Home stadiumKenan Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#20 Duke   5 1         7 3  
North Carolina   4 3         5 5  
Maryland   3 3         7 3  
Clemson   3 3         5 5  
NC State   3 4         4 6  
South Carolina   3 4         4 6  
Wake Forest   3 4         4 6  
Virginia   2 4         4 6  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1961 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. The Tar Heels were led by third-year head coach Jim Hickey and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. The team competed as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 30NC StateW 27–22
October 7Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 0–27
October 14at No. 10 MarylandW 14–8
October 21at South CarolinaW 17–0
October 27at Miami (FL)*L 0–10
November 4Tennessee*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 22–21
November 11No. 4 LSU*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 0–30
November 18at DukeL 3–6
November 25at Wake ForestL 14–17
December 2Virginia
W 24–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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