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1961 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record5-5
Head coachTommy Prothro
Home stadiumParker Stadium
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 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1961 NCAA college football season. 1961 was the Beavers' third season as an independent. The Beavers ended this season with five wins and five losses. 1961 was the first under the university's current title, Oregon State University, which was adopted on March 6, 1961, by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield. The Beavers scored 198 points and allowed 192 points. The team was led by head coach Tommy Prothro.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23No. 10 SyracuseL 8–19 35,279
September 30StanfordL 0–34 28,000
October 7Idaho
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 44–6 9,329
October 14at WisconsinL 20–23 33,504
October 21at Arizona StateL 23–24 32,231
November 4Washington State
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 14–6 13,716
November 11at WashingtonW 3–0 13,716
November 18BYU
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 35–0 8,495
November 25at OregonW 6–2 21,300
December 2at HoustonL 12–23 12,000
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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RosterEdit

  • QB Terry Baker, Jr.

Team players drafted into the AFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike KlineGuard1182Denver Broncos
Don KassoHalfback22170Denver Broncos
[4]

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Hank RiveraDefensive back567Cleveland Browns
Roger JohnsonHalfback16222New York Giants
Don KassoHalfback17230St. Louis Cardinals
[5]

ReferencesEdit

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