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1961 Washington State Cougars football
ConferenceIndependent
1961 record3–7
Head coachJim Sutherland (6th season)
Home stadiumRogers Field,
Memorial Stadium (Spokane, WA)
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 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University as an independent during the 1961 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Jim Sutherland, the Cougars compiled a 3–7 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 213 to 163.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Mel Melin with 814 passing yards, George Reed with 489 rushing yards, and Hugh Campbell with 723 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23at MissouriL 6–28 37,000
September 30Utah StateL 14–34 13,000
October 7at No. 5 TexasL 8–41 40,000
October 14IdahoW 34–0 19,432
October 21at IndianaL 7–33 23,307
October 28San Jose State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 19–21 7,700
November 4at Oregon StateL 6–14 13,716
November 11Oregon
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
W 22–21 10,200
November 18at StanfordW 30–0 21,000
November 25at WashingtonL 17–21 48,500
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1961 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB Reed, GeorgeGeorge Reed
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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