1961 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferenceIndependent
Record5–5
Head coach
CaptainMike Kline
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
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 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1961 NCAA University Division football season. Led by seventh-year head coach Tommy Prothro, the Beavers ended their third season as an independent with five wins and five losses, and outscored their opponents 198 to 192. Four home games were played on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis with one at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.

Prior to this season, the university's current title, Oregon State University, was adopted by a legislative act signed into law by Governor Mark Hatfield on March 6, 1961, and became effective in the summer.[1][2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 23No. 10 SyracuseL 8–19 35,279
September 30StanfordL 0–34 28,000
October 7Idaho
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 44–6   9,329
October 14at WisconsinL 20–23 33,504
October 21at Arizona StateL 23–24 32,231
November 4Washington Statedagger
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 14–6 13,716
November 11at WashingtonW 3–0 49,652
November 18BYU
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
W 35–0   8,495
November 25at OregonW 6–2 21,300
December 2at HoustonL 12–23 12,000
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[3][4][5]

Roster

Source:[6]

Professional football drafts

NFL Draft

Main article: 1962 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Hank Rivera Defensive back 5 67 Cleveland Browns
Roger Johnson Halfback 16 222 New York Giants
Don Kasso Halfback 17 230 St. Louis Cardinals
Source:[7]

AFL Draft

Main article: 1962 American Football League draft

Player Position Round Pick AFL Club
Mike Kline Guard 11 82 Denver Broncos
Don Kasso Halfback 22 170 Denver Broncos
Source:[8]

References

  1. ^ "OSU measure signed by Gov. Hatfield". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. March 6, 1961. p. 1A.
  2. ^ "Hatfield signs bill changing name of college". Bend Bulletin. (Oregon). UPI. March 6, 1961. p. 1.
  3. ^ "Oregon State Historical Scores". Archived from the original on 2009-06-06. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  4. ^ "Oregon State University Official Athletic Site". Archived from the original on 2012-02-17. Retrieved 2009-06-29.
  5. ^ 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport
  6. ^ "Oregon-OSU lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 24, 1962. p. 2B.
  7. ^ "1962 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
  8. ^ "1962 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-10-28. Retrieved 2009-09-24.