1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Conference Southeastern Conference
1963 record 7–3 (4–3 SEC)
Head coach Bobby Dodd (19th season)
Captain Billy Lothridge
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 53,300)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Ole Miss $ 5 0 1     7 1 2
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0     9 2 0
No. 8 Alabama 6 2 0     9 2 0
Mississippi State 4 1 2     7 2 2
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Florida 3 3 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 3 5 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 5 2     1 7 2
Kentucky 0 5 1     3 6 1
Tulane 0 6 1     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1963 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 19th-year head coach Bobby Dodd, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta, for the final time before becoming independent, they competed as members of the Southeastern Conference, finishing in sixth.[1] Quarterback Billy Lothridge threw for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns and finished in 2nd in the Heisman Trophy voting.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 Florida Grant FieldAtlanta ABC W 9–0   43,000
September 28 Clemson* No. 9 Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry) W 27–0   33,916
October 5 at LSU No. 7 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 6–7   68,000
October 12 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) W 23–7   51,527
October 19 Auburn No. 8 Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) L 21–29   53,091
October 26 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans (Rivalry) W 17–3   15,000
November 2 Duke*dagger Grant Field • Atlanta W 30–6   52,266
November 9 Florida State* Grant Field • Atlanta W 15–7   49,804
November 16 at No. 7 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama L 11–27   54,000
November 30 Georgia Grant Field • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 14–3   53,052
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 171