1962 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1962 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Sugar Bowl, L 17–13 vs. Ole Miss
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
1962 record 9–2 (6–1 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (5th year)
Captain Billy Moore
Captain Ray Trail
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1961 1963 »
1962 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Texas $ 6 0 1     9 1 1
#6 Arkansas 6 1 0     9 2 0
TCU 5 2 0     6 4 0
Baylor 3 4 0     4 6 0
Texas A&M 3 4 0     3 7 0
Rice 2 4 1     2 6 2
SMU 2 5 0     2 8 0
Texas Tech 0 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1962 college football season. In their fifth year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 9–2 record (6–1 against SWC opponents), finished in second place in the SWC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 299 to 115.[1] The Razorbacks' only loss during the regular season came against Texas by a 7–3 score. The team was ranked #6 in both the final AP Poll and the final UPI Coaches Poll and went on to lose to Ole Miss in the 1963 Sugar Bowl by a 17–13 score.[2]

Arkansas quarterback Billy Moore was selected by the Football Writers Association of America and the Newspaper Enterprise Association as a first-team player on the 1962 College Football All-America Team. Moore scored 14 touchdowns, which tied him with the Miami Redhawks' kicker Bob Jencks in scoring. Future Razorback head coach Ken Hatfield finished second in the country in punt return yards, behind Utah State's Darrell Roberts. Razorback kicker Tom McKnelly was fourth in kick scoring, with 33 extra points and three field goals.

The Razorbacks' offensive unit averaged 5.0 yards per play and 357 yards per game, the seventh-best mark in 1962. Arkansas also averaged 28.6 points per game, the fifth highest average nationally. Running on the Razorback defense was tough, as the unit gave up 90.7 yards per contest, the seventh-lowest total in the nation.

Despite a 9–2 record, the Razorbacks finished second in the SWC to Texas, which was 9–1–1, losing only in the Cotton Bowl Classic to LSU, 13–0.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 22, 1962 Oklahoma State* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 34–7  
September 29, 1962 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 42–14  
October 6, 1962 at TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFt. Worth, TX W 42–14  
October 13, 1962 Baylor No. 8 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 28–21  
October 20, 1962 at No. 1 Texas No. 7 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 3–7  
October 27, 1962 Hardin-Simmons* No. 9 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 49–7  
November 3, 1962 at Texas A&M No. 8 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 17–7  
November 10, 1962 Rice No. 6 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 28–14  
November 17, 1962 SMU No. 7 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 9–7  
November 24, 1962 at Texas Tech* No. 7 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 34–0  
January 1, 1963 No. 3 Ole Miss* No. 6 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl, Rivalry) L 13-17  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sugar Bowl[edit]

See also: 1963 Sugar Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 0 3 10 0 13
Rebels 3 7 7 0 17

The 1963 Sugar Bowl matched up rivals Arkansas and Ole Miss in the Razorbacks second straight Sugar Bowl, and fourth bowl in four seasons. The Rebels also had reached four consecutive bowl games.

After each team kicked field goals, Ole Miss scored the first touchdown, a 33-yard strike from Glynn Griffing to Louis Guy that gave the Rebels a 10–3 lead.[4] The Hogs replied with a five-yard touchdown toss from Billy Moore to knot the game at 10. Ole Miss QB Griffing then scored on a one-yard touchdown scamper. The Razorbacks would tack on a field goal, but, as neither team could dent the scoreboard in the fourth quarter, would lose by a 17–13 final.

Source: Razorback Bowl History – 1963 Sugar Bowl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1962 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams." 1962 Bowl Results. Infoplease.com. Retrieved on July 7, 2008.
  4. ^ "Ole Miss History and Records." University of Mississippi. Ole Miss Bowl History. Retrieved on July 7. 2008.