1961 Football Season

5-5 Overall (NR) ▪ 4-3 in Big 8 (4th) ▪ Bud Wilkinson


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Date   Opponent PF PA Attend OU: QB Rec Rk Opp: Rec Rk Conf Coach Season
9/30 A Notre Dame L 6 19 54,906 Deere 0-0 NR 0-0 NR Ind Kuharich 5-5 NR
10/7 H Iowa State L 15 21 45,365 Van Burkleo 0-1 NR -- NR Big 8 Stapleton 5-5 NR
10/14 N Texas L 7 28 75,504 Page 0-2 NR 3-0 #4 SWC Royal 10-1 #3
10/21 H Kansas L 0 10 54,794 Page 0-3 NR 1-2-1 NR Big 8 Mitchell 7-3-1 NR
10/28 H Colorado L 14 22 45,117 Page 0-4 NR 4-0 #10 Big 8 Grandelius 9-2 #7
11/4 A Kansas State W 17 6 11,906 Page 0-5 NR -- NR Big 8 Weaver 2-8 NR
11/11 A Missouri W 7 0 45,146 Page 1-5 NR -- #10 Big 8 Devine 7-2-1 #11
11/18 N Army W 14 8 39,552 Page 2-5 NR 6-2 NR Ind Hall 6-4 NR
11/25 A Nebraska W 21 14 26,139 Deere 3-5 NR 3-5-1 NR Big 8 Jennings 3-6-1 NR
12/2 H Oklahoma State W 21 13 52,598 Page 4-5 NR 4-5 NR Big 8 Speegle 4-6 NR
Totals 122 141 451,027 58-42-3
Averages 12 14 45,103 58%
Highs 21 28 75,504
Lows 0 0 11,906

Note: Starting QB research prior to the 2000s required some best guesses based on available win-loss data and/or newspaper game summaries (and some help from Ray Dozier of The Red Dirt Report and The Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia). Some of which conflicts with totals published by the university. If you have proof of a different starter, or starters before 1920, please contact me.