1963 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1963 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 9
1963 record 6–2–1 (4–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Duffy Daugherty (10th season)
MVP Sherman Lewis
Captain Sherman Lewis, Dan Underwood
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 76,000)
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 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1963 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 10th season under head coach Duffy Daugherty, the Spartans compiled a 6–2–1 overall record 4–1–1 against Big Ten opponents), finished in second place in the Big Ten Conference, and were ranked #9 in the final AP Poll.[1][2]

Two Spartans were selected as first-team players on the 1963 All-Big Ten Conference football team. Halfback Sherman Lewis received first-team honors from the Associated Press (AP) and United Press International (UPI), and end Dan Underwood received first-team honors from the AP.[3][4] Lewis was also a consensus first-team All-American.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 28 North Carolina* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 31–0    
October 4 at No. 8 USC* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 10–13    
October 12 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) T 7–7    
October 19 Indiana Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) W 20–3    
October 26 at No. 9 Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 15–7    
November 2 No. 8 Wisconsin Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 30–13    
November 9 at Purdue No. 9 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 23–0    
November 16 Notre Dame* No. 4 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 12–7    
November 28 No. 8 Illinois No. 4 Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 0–13    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. pp. 146, 155. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  2. ^ "1963 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Reilly Selected for Big Ten First Team" (PDF). The Daily Iowan. November 30, 1983. p. 4. 
  4. ^ Ed Sainsbury (November 29, 1963). "Butkus, Eller Near Unanimous Choices for Big Ten All Stars". The Daily Register (Harrisburg, Illinois). p. 9. 
  5. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. Retrieved February 10, 2015.