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1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record5–5
Head coachJoe Kuharich (3rd season)
CaptainNorb Roy
CaptainNick Buoniconti
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium
(c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
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

The 1961 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 30OklahomaW 19–655,198
October 7at PurdueW 22–2051,295
October 14USCNo. 8
W 30–050,427
October 21at No. 1 Michigan StateNo. 6L 7–1776,132
October 28NorthwesternNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 10–1259,075
November 4Navy
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN (rivalry)
L 10–1359,075
November 11at PittsburghW 26–2050,527
November 18No. 10 Syracuse
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • South Bend, IN
W 17–1549,246
November 25at IowaL 21–4258,000
December 2at DukeL 13–3735,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round NFL Club
Joe CarolloTackle 2 Los Angeles Rams
Bob BillTackle 2 New York Giants
Mike LindFullback 5 San Francisco 49ers
John PowersTight End 9 Pittsburgh Steelers
Joe PerkowskiBack 13 Chicago Bears

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ReferencesEdit

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