1961 Miami Hurricanes football
Liberty Bowl, L 14–15 vs. Syracuse
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
Record7–4
Head coach
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(capacity: 72,880)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 NCAA University Division independents football records
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
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 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Led by 14th-year head coach Andy Gustafson, the Hurricanes played their home games at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. The Hurricanes finished 7–4 and were invited to the Liberty Bowl, where they lost to Syracuse.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 16PittsburghL 7–1045,687
September 23at KentuckyW 14–7
September 29No. 8 Penn State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 25–8
October 6Navy
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
L 6–17
October 13Colorado
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
L 7–9
October 27North Carolina
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 10–0
November 3Georgia
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 32–738,210
November 11at TulaneW 6–015,000[1]
November 24Northwestern
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 10–6
December 2at FloridaW 15–642,000
December 16vs. No. 14 SyracuseL 14–1515,712
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

References

  1. ^ "Miami squeaks past fumbling Tulane, 6–0". The Miami Herald. November 12, 1961. Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "1961 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2015-10-05. Retrieved October 27, 2016.