1961 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Border champion
ConferenceBorder Conference
1961 record7–3 (3–0 Border)
Head coach
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Border Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Arizona State § 3 0 0     7 3 0
West Texas State 3 1 0     6 4 0
New Mexico State 2 1 0     5 4 1
Texas Western 1 3 0     3 7 0
Hardin–Simmons 0 4 0     0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1961 Arizona State Sun Devils football team was an American football team that represented Arizona State University in the Border Conference during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourth season under head coach Frank Kush, the Sun Devils compiled a 7–3 record (3–0 against Border opponents), won the conference championship, and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 287 to 163.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Joe Zuger with 879 passing yards, Nolan Jones with 411 rushing yards, and Charley Taylor with 235 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 23Wichita*W 21–7
September 30at Colorado State*W 14–6
October 7Utah*
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
L 26–28
October 14at West Texas StateW 28–11
October 21Oregon State*
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 24–23
October 28Hardin–Simmons
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 47–0
November 4at San Jose State*L 26–32
November 11at Texas WesternW 28–20
November 18Detroit*
  • Sun Devil Stadium
  • Tempe, AZ
W 40–6
November 25Arizona*
L 13–22
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1961 Arizona State Sun Devils Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 ASU Football Media Guide". Arizona State University. 2016. p. 121. Archived from the original on 2016-10-25. Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  3. ^ "1961 Arizona State Sun Devils Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 26, 2016.