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1961 New York Titans (AFL)
3rd place Eastern Division 7-7-0 .500
Head Coach: Sammy Baugh
Johnny Dell IsolaAssistant Coach
John SteberAssistant Coach
Hugh TaylorAssistant Coach
SCORES
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/5/1961ADallas Texans28-39LDallas, TXP.C. Cobb Stadium20500
Thu8/10/1961ABoston Patriots3-14LBoston, MABoston University Field15387
Sat8/19/1961NBoston Patriots17-7WPhiladelphia, PAPhiladelphia Stadium15387
Fri8/25/1961NHouston Oilers20-30LGreenville, SCSirrine Stadium9500
Sat9/9/1961ABoston Patriots21-20WBoston, MABoston University Field16683
Sun9/17/1961ABuffalo Bills31-41LBuffalo, NYWar Memorial Stadium15584
Sun9/24/1961HDenver Broncos35-28WNew York, NYPolo Grounds14381
Sun10/1/1961HBoston Patriots37-30WNew York, NYPolo Grounds15189
Sun10/15/1961HSan Diego Chargers10-25LNew York, NYPolo Grounds25136
Sun10/22/1961ADenver Broncos10-27LDenver, COBears Stadium12508
Sun10/29/1961AOakland Raiders14-6WSan Francisco, CACandlestick Park7138
Sun11/5/1961ASan Diego Chargers13-48LSan Diego, CABalboa Stadium33391
Sat11/11/1961HOakland Raiders23-12WNew York, NYPolo Grounds16811
Sun11/19/1961AHouston Oilers13-49LHouston, TXJeppesen Stadium33428
Thu11/23/1961HBuffalo Bills21-14WNew York, NYPolo Grounds12023
Sun12/3/1961HDallas Texans28-7WNew York, NYPolo Grounds14117
Sun12/10/1961HHouston Oilers21-48LNew York, NYPolo Grounds9462
Sun12/17/1961ADallas Texans24-35LDallas, TXCotton Bowl12500
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
ROSTER
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
27Don AllardQB6-018925Boston College10
25Dave AmesRCB6-018524Richmond55
27Jim AppleHB-FB6-020023Upsala30
57Hubert BoboMLB6-121727Ohio State1414
26Dewey BohlingHB5-1119023Hardin-Simmons50
29Johnny BookmanRCB5-1118227Miami (Florida)86
35Bob BrooksFB6-021523Ohio University140
64Tom BudrewiczROG6-224523Brown20
45Dick ChristyHB5-1019126North Carolina State1413
70Gene CockrellROT6-324727Oklahoma; Hardin-Simmons1414
82Ed CookeLLB-LDE6-424826Maryland1413
88Thurlow CooperTE6-422828Maine1414
12Al DorowQB6-019332Michigan State1414
56Roger EllisC6-323323Maine144
23Dick FeltLCB6-018428Brigham Young1414
64Jerry FieldsRLB6-122223Ohio State50
15Don FlynnLB6-020327Houston70
50Jim FureyRLB-LLB6-023028Kansas State97
60Larry GranthamRLB6-020423Mississippi1111
73Moses GrayLOT6-326024Indiana30
72Dick GuesmanRDT-LDT-LDE6-425523West Virginia148
52Mike HudockC6-124527Miami (Florida)1110
33Paul HynesRCB6-121022Louisiana Tech93
73Proverb JacobsRDT-LDT6-425826Modesto JC; California104
15Dick JamiesonQB6-119124Bradley30
20Curley JohnsonP5-1121526Houston120
78Jack KlotzLOT6-525629Widener1414
55Pat LambertiMLB6-222524Richmond50
31Bill MathisFB6-121923Clemson1414
13Don MaynardFL6-018026Rice; Texas-El Paso149
68John McMullanROG6-024428Notre Dame1412
67Bob MischakLOG6-023729Army1414
74Nick MumleyLDE-RDE6-625024Purdue1412
62Bob O'NeilROG6-122930Duquesne; Notre Dame142
40Dainard PaulsonRS5-1119024El Camino JC; Oregon State1414
84Art PowellSE6-221124San Diego CC; San Jose State1414
44Bert RechicharDB6-120931Tennessee20
79Bob ReifsnyderRDE6-225524Navy20
10Bobby RennFL-DB6-018027Davidson; Florida State125
22Lee RileyLS6-119229St. Bonaventure; Detroit Mercy1212
75Tom SaidockLDT-RDT6-526131Michigan State1413
19Bob ScrabisQB6-323325Penn State110
29Bill ShockleyHB-FL5-1118524West Chester60
64Ed WalshOT6-424326Widener60
25Mel WestHB5-919022Missouri91
20Junior WrenLS6-019232Missouri22
76Sid YoungelmanRDE-LDT6-325730Alabama1413
DRAFT LIST
RoundOverallPlayerPosCollegeNotes
13Tom BrownGMinnesota
210Herb AdderleyHBMichigan State
534Tom MatteQBOhio State
642Bill BrownFBIllinois
754Fred MautinoESyracuse
861Harold BeatyTOklahoma State
970Bernie CaseyFBBowling Green State
1077Joe ScibelliTAmerican International*
1186Art GilmoreHBOregon State
1293Norris StevensonHBMissouri
13102Joe WendryhoskiTIllinois
14109Jim CunninghamFBPittsburgh
15118Irv CrossENorthwestern
16125Jerry SteffenHBColorado
17134Mike PyleTYale
18141Al BentleyEArkansas State
19150Jim KerrHBPenn State
20157Neil PlumleyTOregon State
21166Bob BrooksFBOhio University
22173Wayne FontesHBMichigan State
23182Mickey WalkerLBMichigan State
24189Howard DyerQBVirginia Military Institute
25198Andy GriffinHBAmerican International
26205Bobby SmithHBUCLA
27214Moses GrayTIndiana
28221Fred CoxHBPittsburgh
30237Bill MinnerlyHBConnecticut
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4th
Team Totals661324459
Opponents Totals8992103106
TEAM STATSTOP1ST DOWNSRushingPassingPenalty3RD DOWN EFFICIENCY4TH DOWN EFFICIENCYPENYDS
Team Totals24710012621/ %/ %60585
Opponents Totals24210012121/ %/ %86869
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTX2X2AFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Bill Mathis8000000048
Don Maynard8000000048
Dick Guesman0242692.30051533.3039
Dick Christy5000000030
Art Powell5000000030
Thurlow Cooper40000010.0024
Al Dorow4000100024
Bill Shockley01313100.0003742.9022
Mel West3000000018
Dick Felt100000006
Bobby Renn100000006
Bob Scrabis100000006
Team Totals40373994.90182334.80301
Opponents Totals50464895.801142751.90390
FIELD GOALSMADEATTPCT1-1920-2930-3940-4950+
Thurlow Cooper010.00/00/00/00/10/0
Dick Guesman51533.32/1/1/1/0/
Bill Shockley3742.91/1/1/0/0/
Team Totals82334.83/2/2/1/0/
Opponents Totals142751.93/6/5/0/0/
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Bill Mathis2028464.2307
Al Dorow543175.940t4
Mel West462325.0353
Dick Christy811802.2162
Bob Brooks15553.790
Dewey Bohling13191.590
Bobby Renn11414.0140
Bill Shockley591.890
Curley Johnson133.030
Jim Apple720.370
Bob Scrabis111.01t1
Team Totals42616783.940t17
Opponents Totals41418804.572t20
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Al Dorow43819745.021126516.113.568194.3306.850.7
Bob Scrabis21733.312823.911.73514.829.522.4
Dick Christy100.0100.000.000.039.6
Team Totals46020444.322427335.913.468204.3327.041346238749.3
Opponents Totals46221145.722630446.614.478t265.6255.431247279763.8
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Art Powell7188112.448t5
Don Maynard4362914.6458
Dick Christy2952118.0681
Bobby Renn1826814.967t1
Thurlow Cooper1520813.9314
Bill Mathis12423.5141
Mel West810413.0370
Dewey Bohling33411.3270
Bill Shockley3279.0130
Curley Johnson13232.0320
Bob O'Neil1-13-13.0-130
Team Totals204273313.46820
Opponents Totals211304414.478t26
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Johnny Bookman6335.5170
Dick Felt48822.055t1
Lee Riley45914.8410
Hubert Bobo45714.3260
Ed Cooke34615.3430
Larry Grantham13030.0300
Junior Wren122.020
Dave Ames100.000
Dainard Paulson100.000
Team Totals2531512.655t1
Opponents Totals3267020.999t3
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Curley Johnson66282142.7700
Junior Wren827133.9530
Team Totals74309241.870028441.8
Opponents Totals70297142.4770463
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Christy1838321.370t2
Mel West25125.5450
Jim Apple2126.0100
Bill Shockley263.030
Don Maynard199.090
Gene Cockrell122.020
Team Totals2646317.870t2
Opponents Totals2028414.2510
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Dick Christy1536024.0600
Bill Shockley1022322.30
Bobby Renn1020120.1350
Bob Brooks811113.9250
Mel West611519.2250
Curley Johnson58416.8210
Roger Ellis3258.3130
Tom Saidock22613.0190
Ed Walsh2157.5150
Jerry Fields11919.0190
Paul Hynes11818.0180
Jim Apple11616.0160
Tom Budrewicz100.000
Thurlow Cooper100.000
Team Totals66121318.4600
Opponents Totals51108421.393t1
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Jim Apple10
Bob Brooks10
Dick Christy70
Al Dorow100
Roger Ellis10
Bill Mathis30
Don Maynard10
Bob O'Neil10
Art Powell10
Bobby Renn10
Bob Scrabis10
Mel West10
Team Totals32201221330
Opponents Totals36211520350
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