1961 BYU Cougars football team

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1961 BYU Cougars football
ConferenceSkyline Conference
1961 record2–8 (2–4 Skyline)
Head coachHal Mitchell (1st season)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Skyline Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Utah State + 5 0 1     9 1 1
Wyoming + 5 0 1     6 1 2
Utah 3 3 0     6 4 0
New Mexico 3 3 0     7 4 0
Montana 2 4 0     2 6 0
BYU 2 4 0     2 8 0
Colorado State 0 6 0     0 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • Final season for conference
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University in the Skyline Conference during the 1961 college football season. In their first season under head coach Hal Mitchell, the Cougars compiled a 2–8 record (2–4 against conference opponents), tied for fifth place in the conference, and were outscored by all opponents by a combined total of 289 to 130.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Eldon Fortie with 469 passing yards, 422 rushing yards, and 891 yards of total offense, and Paul Allen with 261 receiving yards and 58 points scored.[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 16San Jose State*L 13–14
September 23at West Texas A&M*L 8–55
September 30at North Texas*L 30–41
October 7MontanaW 7–6
October 14at UtahL 20–21
October 21at WyomingL 8–36
November 4Utah StateL 8–31
November 11Colorado StateW 30–16
November 18at Oregon State*L 0–35
November 25at New MexicoL 6–34
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1961 Brigham Young Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  2. ^ "BYU Football 2015 Almanac" (PDF). Brigham Young University. 2015. p. 169. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "1960 Brigham Young Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  4. ^ BYU Football 2015 Almanac, pp. 162-164.