1961 Bowling Green Falcons football team

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1961 Bowling Green Falcons football
MAC champion
Mercy Bowl, L 6–36 vs. Fresno State
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1961 record8–2 (5–1 MAC)
Head coachDoyt Perry (7th season)
Seasons
← 1960
1962 →
1961 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Bowling Green $ 5 1 0     8 2 0
Western Michigan 4 1 1     5 4 1
Miami 3 2 0     6 4 0
Ohio 3 2 1     5 3 1
Toledo 2 4 0     3 7 0
Marshall 1 4 0     2 7 1
Kent State 1 5 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1961 Bowling Green Falcons football team was an American football team that represented Bowling Green State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1961 college football season. In their seventh season under head coach Doyt Perry, the Falcons compiled an 8–2 record (5–1 against MAC opponents), won the MAC championship, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 194 to 78.[1]

On November 23, 1961, Bowling Green concluded its season with a 36–6 loss to Fresno State in the Mercy Bowl at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. The game was Bowling Green's first bowl appearance. The game was a fundraiser for the families of members of the Cal Poly Mustangs football team who died in a C-46 plane crash while returning home after a game at Bowling Green on October 29, 1960.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowling Green Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved September 28, 2016.
  2. ^ "Cal Poly's Players Honored at Halftime". Los Angeles Times. November 24, 1961.