1961 Ole Miss Rebels Football Team
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1961 Ole Miss Rebels Football Team
1961 Ole Miss Rebels football
Cotton Bowl, L 7-12 vs. Texas
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 5
1961 record9-2 (5-1 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (15th season)
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Alabama + 7 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 LSU + 6 0 0     10 1 0
No. 5 Ole Miss 5 1 0     9 2 0
No. 13 Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 4 3 0     6 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     4 5 1
Auburn 3 4 0     6 4 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 5 0     3 7 0
Mississippi State 1 5 0     5 5 0
Tulane 1 5 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1961 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. The Rebels' finished the season with a 9-2 record and received a berth in the Cotton Bowl, where they lost to the Texas Longhorns, 12-7, after winning two consecutive national championships.

Schedule

Ole Miss was favored in every game throughout the 1961 season as two-time defending champions. The Rebels played against SEC opponents LSU, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tulane and finished the season with a 9-2 record and a 5-1 record in SEC play.

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23vs. Arkansas*No. 9W 16-0
September 30at KentuckyNo. 2W 20-6
October 7Florida State*No. 2W 33-0
October 14vs. Houston*No. 1W 47-7
October 21vs. TulaneNo. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS
W 41-0
October 28at VanderbiltNo. 2W 47-0
November 4at No. 6 LSUNo. 2L 7-10
November 11Chattanooga*No. 7
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
W 54-0
November 18vs. TennesseeNo. 6
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 24-10
December 2at Mississippi StateNo. 5W 37-7
January 1vs. No. 3 Texas*No. 5L 7-1275,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Mississippi Yearly Results: 1960-1964". College Football Data Warehouse. Archived from the original on October 20, 2012. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ http://cfrc.com/encyclopedia/all-time-scores-rankings/index.php?r=teams/view&name=mississippi



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