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1961 Villanova Wildcats football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 17–9 vs. Wichita State
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record8–2
Head coachAlexander F. Bell (2nd season)
CaptainRichard Ross
Home stadiumVillanova 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 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. The head coach was Alexander F. Bell, coaching his second season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania. Villanova won the 1961 Sun Bowl and finished the season 8–2.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 16at Miami (OH)*W 33–0
September 23VMIW 22–0
September 30at Holy Cross*W 20–6
October 7at UMass*W 33–13
October 14Buffalo
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 28–6
October 21at Boston CollegeL 6–22
October 28[[{{{school}}}|Quantico Marines]]*
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 34–0
November 4[[{{{school}}}|West Chester]]*
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 40–13
November 10at DetroitL 6–20
December 30vs. [[{{{school}}}|Wichita]]W 17–9
  • *Non-conference game

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ReferencesEdit

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