1962 Arkansas Razorbacks football team
|1962 Arkansas Razorbacks football|
|1962 record||9–2 (6–1 SWC)|
|Head coach||Frank Broyles (5th season)|
War Memorial Stadium
|1962 Southwest Conference football standings|
|No. 4 Texas $||6||–||0||–||1||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 6 Arkansas||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
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. 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.
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.
|September 22||Oklahoma State*||War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR||W 34–7|
|September 29||Tulsa*||Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR||W 42–14|
|October 6||at TCU||Amon G. Carter Stadium • Fort Worth, TX||W 42–14|
|October 13||Baylor||No. 8||Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR||W 28–21|
|October 20||at No. 1 Texas||No. 7||Memorial Stadium • Austin, TX (rivalry)||L 3–7|
|October 27||Hardin–Simmons*||No. 9||War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR||W 49–7|
|November 3||at Texas A&M||No. 8||Kyle Field • College Station, TX (rivalry)||W 17–7|
|November 10||Rice||No. 6||Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR||W 28–14|
|November 17||SMU||No. 7||War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR||W 9–7|
|November 24||at Texas Tech*||No. 7||Jones Stadium • Lubbock, TX (rivalry)||W 34–0|
|January 1||No. 3 Ole Miss*||No. 6||Tulane Stadium • New Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl, rivalry)||L 13–17|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
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. 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 tacked on a field goal, but, as neither team could dent the scoreboard in the fourth quarter, lost by a 17–13 final.
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