1963 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1963 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1962-1966.PNG
Big 8 Champions
Orange Bowl Champions
Orange Bowl, W 13-7 vs. #5 Auburn
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #6
AP #5
1963 record 10-1-0 (7-0-0 Big 8)
Head coach Bob Devaney (2nd year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1962 1964 »
1963 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Nebraska 7 0 0     10 1 0
#9 Oklahoma 6 1 0     8 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 3 0
Kansas 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Colorado 2 5 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 7 0
Oklahoma State 0 6 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big Eight Conference in the 1963 college football season. The team was coached by Bob Devaney and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 South Dakota State* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 58-7   34,493
September 28 at Minnesota* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis, Minnesota W 14-7   60,711
October 5 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 21-7   37,640
October 12 Air Force* Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska L 13-17   38,067
October 19 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 28-6   14,920
October 26 Coloradodagger Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 41-6   37,630
November 2 at Missouri Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 13-12   52,877
November 9 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 23-9   39,844
November 16 at Oklahoma State #10 Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma W 20-16   20,078
November 23 #6 Oklahoma #10 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 29-20   38,362
January 1 vs. #5 Auburn* #6 Miami Orange BowlMiami, Florida (Orange Bowl) ABC W 13-7   72,647
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

Official Roster
  • 69 Abel, John RG (So.)
  • 42 Allers, LaVerne LG (So.)
  • 56 Baffico, James C (Sr.)
  • 50 Barnes, Walter C (So.)
  • 58 Bishop, John C (So.)
  • 76 Brichacek, Gary RT (So.)
  • 73 Brown, James RT (So.)
  • 64 Brown, Robert RG (Sr.)
  • 80 Callahan, Richard E (Sr.)
  • 78 Carlson, Dennis LT (So.)
  • 89 Casey, Larry E (So.)
  • 14 Claridge, Dennis QB (Sr.)
  • 62 Coleman, (Edward) Ricard RG (So.)
  • 48 Cotton, Thomas LT (So.)
  • 72 Czap, Dick RT (So.)
  • 66 Dervin, John LG (Jr.)
  • 67 Dillard, Louis LG (So.)
  • 82 Doepke, Charles E (Jr.)
  • 65 Drum, Duncan RG (Jr.)
  • 10 Duda, Fred QB (So.)
  • 38 Earl, William E (So.)
  • 81 Fisher, Pat E (Jr.)
  • 70 Fugitt, Mike LT (Jr.)
  • 79 Griesse, Ronald RG (Sr.)
  • 87 Haug, William E (So.)
  • 18 Hohn, Robert HB (Jr.)
  • 84 Jeter, Tony E (So.)
  • 31 Johnson, Rudy FB (Sr.)
  • 28 Johnson, William FB (Jr.)
  • 75 Jones, Robert LT (Sr.)
  • 40 Kennedy, Michael HB (So.)
  • 77 Kiffin, Monte RT (Sr.)
  • 68 Kirby, John LG (Sr.)
  • 86 Koinzan, John E (Jr.)
  • 75 Kramer, Larry LT (Jr.)
  • 15 Lebsack, Dave QB (So.)
  • 88 Love, Preston E (Jr.)
 
  • 32 McCloughan, Kent HB (Jr.)
  • 63 McDermott, Donald RG (Jr.)
  • 25 McGinn, Bernard FB (Jr.)
  • 41 McNulty, Joe FB (Jr.)
  • 54 Michka, Ron C (Sr.)
  • 29 Myslenski, Rick E (So.)
  • 37 Osberg, James RG (So.)
  • 33 Paschell, Willie HB (Jr.)
  • 61 Pavoris, Ed LG (So.)
  • 30 Petersen, Kelly FB (So.)
  • 26 Poggemeyer, Ronald HB (So.)
  • 47 Riley, Robert LG (So.)
  • 57 Rogers, Bill LG (Jr.)
  • 21 Ross, Willie HB (Sr.)
  • 59 Rudd, Michael LT (So.)
  • 51 Schaefer, Steve C (So.)
  • 49 Schmitzer, Larry LG (So.)
  • 35 Sebastian, John HB (Jr.)
  • 52 Sittler, Lyle C (Jr.)
  • 22 Smidt, Maynard HB (Jr.)
  • 43 Smith, Bruce FB (Jr.)
  • 45 Solich, Frank HB (So.)
  • 53 Strosnider, Don C (So.)
  • 23 Theisen, David HB (Sr.)
  • 83 Tomlinson, Larry E (Sr.)
  • 12 Tucker, Douglas QB (Jr.)
  • 55 Tuthill, Harry C (Jr.)
  • 46 Vactor, Theodore (Red) HB (So.)
  • 71 Voss, Lloyd RT (Sr.)
  • 24 Vujevich, John HB (Jr.)
  • 85 White, Freeman E (So.)
  • 11 Woods, Henry QB (So.)
  • 34 Worley, Michael FB (So.)
  • 36 Wright, Bruce LG (So.)
  • 27 Wright, Ted HB (Jr.)
  • 44 Young, Gene FB (Sr.)

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Bob Devaney Head Coach 1962 1962-1972 Alma
John Melton 1962 1962-1988 Wyoming
Cletus Fischer 1960 1960-1985 Nebraska
Mike Corgan Running Backs 1962 1962-1982 Notre Dame
George Kelly 1960 1960-1968
Jim Ross 1962 1962-1976
Carl Selmer Offensive Line 1962 1962-1972

[1][2]

Game notes[edit]

South Dakota State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
South Dakota State 0 0 0 7 7
Nebraska 14 23 21 0 58

[3][4][5]

Minnesota[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 0 0 7 14
Minnesota 7 0 0 0 7

[3][4][6]

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 7 0 0 7
Nebraska 7 0 6 8 21
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 37,640

[3][4][7]

Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Air Force 0 7 3 7 17
Nebraska 0 0 13 0 13
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 38,067

[3][8][9][10]

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 14 14 0 28
Kansas State 0 6 0 0 6

[3][11][12]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 6 0 0 0 6
Nebraska 7 7 13 14 41
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 37,630

[3][11][13]


Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 7 0 0 6 13
Missouri 0 6 0 6 12

[3][11][14]


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 3 0 6 9
Nebraska 10 0 0 13 23
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 39,844

[3][15][16]

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• #10 Nebraska 0 14 6 0 20
Oklahoma State 0 3 0 13 16

[3][15][17]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Oklahoma 0 0 0 20 20
• #10 Nebraska 3 0 7 19 29
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 38,362

[3][15][18][19]


Auburn[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• #6 Nebraska 10 3 0 0 13
#5 Auburn 0 0 7 0 7

[3][20][21][22]

After the season[edit]

Awards[edit]

[23]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR #10 #10 #6 #5
Coaches N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A #6

Future professional players[edit]

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