1963 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1963 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1963 record5–4 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coachAra Parseghian (8th season)
MVPBill Swingle
CaptainChuck Logan[1]
CaptainKent Pike
Home stadiumDyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Illinois $ 5 1 1     8 1 1
No. 9 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

The 1963 Northwestern Wildcats team was an American football team that represented Northwestern University during the 1963 Big Ten Conference football season. In their eighth year under head coach Ara Parseghian, the Wildcats compiled a 5–4 record (3–4 against conference opponents) and finished in a tie for fifth place in the Big Ten Conference.[2][3]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Tom Myers with 1,398 passing yards, Willie Stinson with 368 rushing yards, and Gary Crum with 417 receiving yards.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 21at Missouri*No. 6W 23–12
September 28IndianaNo. 7W 34–21
October 5at IllinoisNo. 4L 9–10
October 12Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 15–8
October 19Miami (OH)*No. 10
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
W 37–6
October 26Michigan StateNo. 9
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, Illinois
L 7–15
November 2at MichiganL 6–27
November 9at WisconsinL 14–17
November 16at Ohio StateW 17–8
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Year-by-Year Results" (PDF). 2007. p. 148. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-14.
  2. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015.
  3. ^ "1963 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "1963 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015.
  5. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com