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 season)
MVP Mel Renfro
Captain Larry Hill
Captain Dick Imwalle
Captain Mel Renfro
Home stadium Hayward Field
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
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 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 thirteenth-year head coach Len Casanova, the Ducks were 7–3 in the regular season and won the Sun Bowl over SMU on New Year's Eve.[1][2][3]

Notable players included Mel Renfro, Dave Wilcox, H. D. Murphy, and Bob Berry, all selected in the 1964 NFL Draft.[4] Berry was a redshirt junior and played another season for Oregon in 1964. Renfro and Wilcox are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Murphy was selected late and never played in the NFL; he played in the up-and-coming Continental Football League.

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, the Pac-8 had bowl restrictions (Rose Bowl only) until 1975; the Ducks' next postseason appearance was at the 1989 Independence Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 21 8:00 pm Penn State Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon [5] L   7–17   30,355
September 28 1:30 pm at Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, California W 36–7   31,000
October 5 11:30 am at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia [6] W 35–0   24,000
October 12 1:30 pm Idaho Hayward FieldEugene, Oregon [7] W 41–21   19,200
October 19 1:30 pm at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona W 28–12   16,000
October 26 2:00 pm Washington Multnomah Stadium • Portland, Oregon [8] (rivalry) L 19–26   35,690
November 2 1:30 pm San Jose State Hayward Field • Eugene, Oregon [9] L   7–13   14,000
November 9 1:30 pm at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, Washington [10] W 21–7   13,000
November 16 1:30 pm Indiana Multnomah Stadium • Portland, Oregon [11] W 28–22   19,051
November 30 1:30 pm Oregon State Hayward Field • Eugene, Oregon [12] (Civil War) W 31–14   20,700
December 31 1:00 pm vs. SMU Sun BowlEl Paso, Texas [3] (Sun Bowl) W 21–14   26,500
daggerHomecoming. All times are in Pacific Time.

Source:[13]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following Oregon players were selected in the 1964 NFL Draft.

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

Source:[4][16]

References[edit]

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