1963 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1963 Oregon Webfoots football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 21–14 vs. SMU
Conference Independent
1963 record 8–3
Head coach Len Casanova (13th year)
MVP Mel Renfro
Captain Larry Hill
Captain Dick Imwalle
Captain Mel Renfro
Home stadium Hayward Field
Multnomah Stadium
Seasons
« 1962 1964 »
1963 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Oregon         8 3 0
Idaho         5 4 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Oregon Webfoots represented the University of Oregon in the 1963 college football season. The Webfoots were an independent and scored 274 points and allowed 153 points. Led by fourteenth-year head coach Len Casanova, the Ducks were 7–3 in the regular season and won the Sun Bowl.[1]

Notable players included seniors Mel Renfro, H.D. Murphy, Dave Wilcox and Bob Berry, all selected in the 1964 NFL Draft.[2]

Following the disbandment of the Pacific Coast Conference, both Oregon and Oregon State were independent in football for five seasons, from 1959 through 1963. Both joined the AAWU (Pac-8) for the 1964 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 8:00 pm Penn State Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR [3] L 7–17   30,355
September 28 1:30 pm at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 36–7   31,000
October 5 11:30 am at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV [4] W 35–0   24,000
October 12 1:30 pm Idaho Hayward FieldEugene, OR [5] W 41–21   19,200
October 19 1:30 pm at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 28–12   16,000
October 26 2:00 pm Washington Multnomah Stadium • Portland, OR [6] (rivalry) L 19–26   35,690
November 2 1:30 pm San Jose State Hayward Field • Eugene, OR [7] L 7–13   14,000
November 9 1:30 pm at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA [8] W 21–7   13,000
November 16 1:30 pm Indiana Multnomah Stadium • Portland, OR [9] W 28–22   19,051
November 30 1:30 pm Oregon State Hayward Field • Eugene, OR [10] (Civil War) W 31–14   20,700
December 31 1:00 pm vs. SMU Sun BowlEl Paso, TX [1] (Sun Bowl) W 21–14   26,500
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from no. All times are in Pacific Time.

Source:[11]

Game summaries[edit]

Indiana[edit]

Indiana at Oregon
1 2 3 4 Total
Indiana 6 7 0 9 22
Oregon 0 6 8 14 28
  • Source: Eugene Register-Guard

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1964 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mel Renfro Defensive Back 2 17 Dallas Cowboys
H.D. Murphy Half Back 19 256 Dallas Cowboys
Dave Wilcox Linebacker 3 29 San Francisco 49ers
Bob Berry Quarterback 11 142 Philadelphia Eagles

Source:[2][14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Uhrhammer, Jerry (January 1, 1964). "Berry leads Oregon to 21-14 Sun Bowl win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  2. ^ a b "Four Webfoots drafted by NFL". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). AP, UPI reports. December 3, 1963. p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 22, 1963). "Penn State outpunches Oregon in opener, 17-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  4. ^ "Ducks dump Mountaineers". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 6, 1963. p. 4, sports. 
  5. ^ Leutzinger, Dick (October 13, 1963). "Renfro leads Oregon to win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  6. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 22, 1963). "Game almost had a storybook climax". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B. 
  7. ^ Leutzinger, Dick (November 3, 1963). "Helpless Ducks fall, 13-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  8. ^ Leutzinger, Dick (November 10, 1963). "Oregon rebounds against WSU to win, 21-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  9. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 17, 1963). "Murphy's catch brings Oregon 28-22 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "31-14". Eugene Register=Guard. (Oregon). December 1, 1963. p. 1B. 
  11. ^ [1]
  12. ^ "Events postponed, cancelled". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 23, 1963. p. 1B. 
  13. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 24, 1963). "Big Six presidents commended for action". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  14. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1964.htm