1961 Football Team

Overall Record: 6-3 Conference Record: 3-3
Conference Finish: 6th place
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: George Mans
All-Conference: Bennie McRae
Most Valuable Player: John Walker
Meyer Morton Award: Dave Raimey
John Maulbetsch Award: Harvey Chapman
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Don Dufek, Henry Fonde, Jack Fouts, Robert Holloway, Jack Nelson
Manager: Richard Asel

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
UCLA    -/9 09/30 H W 29-6 73,019
Army   9/- 10/07 H W 38-8 65,012
Michigan State   6/5 10/14 H L 0-28 103,198
Purdue (HC)   -/- 10/21 H W 16-14 66,805
Minnesota   -/- 10/28 A L 20-23 63,898
Duke   -/- 11/04 H W 28-14 56,488
Illinois   -/- 11/11 A W 38-6 40,179
Iowa   -/- 11/18 H W 23-14 61,925
Ohio State   -/2 11/25 H L 20-50 80,444
Totals 212-163 610,968

Starting Lineups              
PositionPlayer
left end Scott Maentz (9)
left tackle John Houtman (6)
Douglas Bickle (3)
left guard John Minko (6)
Lee Hall (3)
center Todd Grant (6)
John Walker (3)
right guard Lee Hall (5)
Joe O'Donnell
Dave Kurtz
Frank Maloney
John Walker
right tackle Jon Schopf (5)
Douglas Bickle (4)
right end George Mans (9)
quarterback John Stamos (7)
Dave Glinka (2)
fullback Jim Raeder (4)
Ken Tureaud (3)
Bill Tunnicliff
left halfback Bennie McRae (8)
Harvey Chapman
right halfback Dave Raimey (9)

View full 1961 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1961 Team Photo
1961 footbal tam photo
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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Doug Bickle, Thomas Keating, John Lehr, James Ward, John Houtman, Harvey Chapman, Tom Prichard, Dave Slezak
4th Row
Trainer Jim Hunt, John Minko, Delbert Nolan, David Kurtz, Dave Glinka, Dave Raimey, Bob Chandler, Manager Richard Asel
3rd Row
Richard Szymanski, Jim Zubkus, Jeff Smith, Willard Stawski, Paul Schmidt, Jon Schopf, Scott Maentz, Bill Tunnicliff, Ed Hood
2nd Row
Ronald Spacht, Guy Curtis, William Hornbeck, James Korowin, Bill Dougall, Lee Hall, Ken Tureaud, John Walker
Front Row
Todd Grant, Bennie McRae, Frank Maloney, Athletic Director H.O. Crisler, Captain George Mans, Head Coach Chalmers Elliot, Bob Brown, John Stamos, Paul Raeder