1963 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1963 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
1963 record 8–2
Head coach Ben Schwartzwalder (15th season)
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Memphis State         9 0 1
No. 4 Pittsburgh         9 1 0
No. 2 Navy         9 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 0
Utah State         8 2 0
Oregon         8 3 0
Penn State         7 3 0
Army         7 3 0
Air Force         7 4 0
Boston College         6 3 0
Buffalo         5 3 1
Southern Miss         5 3 1
Idaho         5 4 0
Villanova         5 4 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
San Jose State         5 5 0
Xavier         5 4 1
West Texas State         4 4 1
Florida State         4 5 1
Texas Western         4 5 0
Colgate         3 4 1
New Mexico State         3 6 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Colorado State         3 7 0
Louisville         3 7 0
Miami (FL)         3 7 0
Detroit         2 6 1
Holy Cross         2 6 1
Notre Dame         2 7 0
Pacific (CA)         2 8 0
Houston         2 8 0
Boston University         1 6 1
Dayton         1 7 2
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. The offense scored 255 points while the defense allowed 101 points. Led by head coach Ben Schwartzwalder, the team won eight games. Despite their 8–2 record, they were not invited to a bowl game.

Regular season[edit]

  • Syracuse played in the final college football game played at Yankee Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. The eighth and final game was played in 1963, with the Orangemen defeating Notre Dame, 14–7. This was a rematch following the teams' controversial 1961 game won by Notre Dame, 17–15.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 Boston College Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 32–21    
September 28 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 0–10    
October 5 Holy Cross Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 48–0    
October 11 at UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles W 29–7    
October 19 Penn State Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 9–0    
October 26 Oregon State Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 31–8    
November 2 at No. 10 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 27–35    
November 9 West Virginia Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 15–13    
November 16 Richmond Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 50–0    
November 28 Notre Dame Yankee StadiumNew York, NY W 14–7    
#Rankings from AP Poll.

1963 team players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jim Mazurek 6 78 Tackle Baltimore Colts
Dick Bowman 6 80 Guard St. Louis Cardinals
John Paglio 11 148 Tackle Baltimore Colts
Bob Meehan 13 179 Guard Cleveland Browns
Len Slaby 14 192 Center St. Louis Cardinals
Dave Archer 20 278 Tackle Cleveland Browns

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