1963 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1963 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1963 record 3–4–2 (2–3–2 Big Ten)
Head coach Bump Elliott (5th year)
MVP Tom Keating
Captain Joe O'Donnell
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
« 1962 1964 »
1963 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3/4 Illinois 5 1 1     8 1 1
#10/10 Michigan State 4 1 1     6 2 1
Ohio State 4 1 1     5 3 1
Purdue 4 3 0     5 4 0
Northwestern 3 4 0     5 4 0
Wisconsin 3 4 0     5 4 0
Michigan 2 3 2     3 4 2
Iowa 2 3 1     3 3 2
Minnesota 2 5 0     3 6 0
Indiana 1 5 0     3 6 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1963 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1963 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 28, 1963 SMU* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 27–16   63,659
October 5, 1963 #6/7 Navy* Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 13–26   55,877
October 12, 1963 Michigan State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 7–7   101,450
October 19, 1963 Purdue Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 12–23   45,557
October 26, 1963 at Minnesota Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, MN L 0–6   62,107
November 2, 1963 Northwesterndagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 27–6   51,088
November 9, 1963 at #2/2 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il W 14–8   55,810
November 16, 1963 Iowa Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI T 21–21   46,582
November 30, 1963 Ohio State Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 10–14   36,424
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Mel Anthony 103 394 3.8 5
Bob Timberlake 98 228 2.3 1
Dick Rindfuss 58 211 3.6 3

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD
Bob Timberlake 98 47 4 48.0 593 12.6 3
Bob Chandler 33 16 2 48.5 216 13.5 3
Forest Evashevski, Jr. 23 12 3 52.2 154 12.8 1

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD Long
John Henderson 27 330 12.2 4 10
Craig Kirby 13 166 12.8 0 24
Jim Conley 6 114 19.0 1 33

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jack Clancy 9 221 24.6 0 33
Harvey Chapman 2 62 31.0 0
Dick Rindfuss 4 56 14.0 0 23

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jack Clancy 10 105 10.5 0 15
Dick Rindfuss 11 96 8.7 0 4
Richard Wells 4 25 6.3 0

Players[edit]

  • Mel Anthony - started 3 games at fullback
  • Thomas Cecchini - started 4 games at center
  • Jack Clancy - started 9 games at left halfback
  • Jim Conley - started 7 games at left end
  • Chuck Dehlin - started 2 games at fullback
  • Richard Hahn - started 6 games at right guard
  • John Henderson - started 3 games at right end
  • John Houtman - started 1 game at right tackle
  • Tom Keating - started 9 games at left tackle
  • Craig Kirby - started 2 games at left end
  • Bill Laskey - started 6 games at right end
  • John Marcum - started 3 games at right guard
  • Joe O'Donnell - started 9 games at left guard
  • Brian Patchen - started 5 games at center
  • Dick Rindfuss - started 9 games at right halfback
  • Wayne Sparkman - started 4 games at fullback
  • Bob Timberlake - started 9 games at quarterback
  • Bill Yearby - started 8 games at right tackle

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Captain: Joe O'Donnell
  • All-Conference: Tom Keating, Joe O'Donnell
  • Most Valuable Player: Tom Keating
  • Meyer Morton Award: Tom Keating
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Rick Sygar

Coaching staff[edit]

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