|1961 North Carolina Tar Heels football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1961 record||5–5 (4–3 ACC)|
|Head coach||Jim Hickey (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Kenan Memorial Stadium|
|1961 ACC football standings|
|#20 Duke †||5||–||1||7||–||3|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
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.
Schedule[edit | edit source]
|September 30||NC State||W 27–22|
|October 7||Clemson||L 0–27|
|October 14||at No. 10 Maryland||W 14–8|
|October 21||at South Carolina||W 17–0|
|October 27||at Miami (FL)*||L 0–10|
|November 4||Tennessee*||W 22–21|
|November 11||No. 4 LSU*||L 0–30|
|November 18||at Duke||L 3–6|
|November 25||at Wake Forest||L 14–17|
|December 2||Virginia||W 24–0|
References[edit | edit source]
- "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 Tar Heels Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/north-carolina/1961-schedule.html.