|1961 Utah Utes football|
|1961 record||6–4 (3–3 Skyline)|
|Head coach||Ray Nagel (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Ute Stadium|
Template:1961 Skyline Conference football standings The 1961 Utah Utes football team represented the University of Utah during the 1961 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Salt Lake City at Ute Stadium.
Under fourth-year head coach Ray Nagel, the Utes were 6–4 overall and 3–3 in the final season of the Mountain States Conference (Skyline). The new Western Athletic Conference (WAC) debuted the following season.
Utah did not face longtime rival Colorado in the previous two years. This season the Utes upset the #8 Buffaloes in Boulder, Utah's first win since 1948. After 1962, the series went on hiatus until 2011, when both schools joined the Pac-12 Conference.
|September 16||Colorado State||W 40–0|
|September 23||at Wisconsin*||L 0–7|
|September 30||Oregon*||W 14–6|
|October 7||at Arizona State*||W 28–26|
|October 14||BYU||W 21–20|
|October 21||at Montana||W 24–12|
|October 28||Wyoming||L 6–13|
|November 4||at New Mexico||L 16–21|
|November 11||at No. 8 Colorado*||W 21–12|
|November 18||Utah State||L 6–17|
|Ed Pine||Center||2||22||San Francisco 49ers|
- "Utah eleven upsets Colorado by 21-12". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 2B. November 12, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sGtWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4903%2C2045215.
- "Utah State 17-6". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((Oregon)): p. 2B. November 19, 1961. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=t2tWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YOkDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6215%2C3359184.
- "Ute Record Book". University of Utah. p. 6. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/utah/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/09-mfootbl-mg-156-183.pdf. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "1961 record". College Football Data Warehouse. http://cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/coaching/alltime_coach_game_by_game.php?coachid=1717&year=1961. Retrieved 2010-07-16.
- "1962 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1962.htm. Retrieved 2010-08-11.