American Football Database
1961 Washington Huskies football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
1961 record5–4–1 (2–1–1 AAWU)
Head coachJim Owens (5th season)
CaptainJohn Meyers
CaptainKermit Jorgensen
Home stadiumHusky Stadium
← 1960
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Template:1961 AAWU football standings The 1961 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1961 college football season. In its fifth season under head coach Jim Owens, the team compiled a 5–4–1 record, finished in a tie for second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities, and outscored its opponents by a combined total of 119 to 98.[1] Kermit Jorgensen was the team captain.


September 23Purdue*L 6–1354,752
September 30at Illinois*W 20–741,319
October 7Pittsburgh*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 22–1754,411
October 14at CaliforniaL 14–2143,000
October 21Stanford
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
W 13–052,741
October 28at Oregon*L 6–732,681
November 4USC
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
T 0–054,916
November 11Oregon State*
  • Husky Stadium
  • Seattle, WA
L 0–349,652
November 18at UCLAW 17–1333,969
November 25Washington State*
W 21–1749,676
  • *Non-conference game