1963 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1963 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1963 record 5–4 (3–4 Big Ten)
Head coach Ara Parseghian (8th season)
MVP Bill Swingle
Home stadium Dyche 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 21 at Missouri* No. 6 Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 23–12  
September 28 Indiana No. 7 Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 34–21  
October 5 at Illinois No. 4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) L 9–10  
October 12 Minnesota Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois W 15–8  
October 19 Miami (OH)* No. 10 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois W 37–6  
October 26 Michigan State No. 9 Dyche Stadium • Evanston, Illinois L 7–15  
November 2 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 6–27  
November 9 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin L 14–17  
November 16 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 17–8  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northwestern Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1963 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  3. ^ "1963 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2015. 
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com