1963 USC Trojans football team

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1963 USC Trojans football
USC Trojans logo.svg
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
1963 record 7–3 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coach John McKay (4th season)
Captain Pete Beathard
Captain Willie Brown
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 123,538, grass)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington $ 4 1 0     6 5 0
USC 3 1 0     7 3 0
UCLA 2 2 0     2 8 0
Washington State 1 1 0     3 6 1
California 1 3 0     4 5 1
Stanford 1 4 0     3 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1963 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–3 record (3–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Big 6), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 114.[1]

Quarterback Pete Beathard was one of the team's two captains and led the team, completing 66 of 140 passes for 944 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mike Garrett led the team in rushing with 128 carries for 833 yards. Team co-captain Willie Brown led the team in receiving with 34 catches for 448 yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 21 at Colorado* No. 1 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 14–0   27,000
September 28 No. 3 Oklahoma* No. 1 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 12–17   39,345
October 4 Michigan State* No. 8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 13–10   59,137
October 12 at Notre Dame* No. 7 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) L 14–17   59,135
October 19 No. 4 Ohio State* Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 32–3   61,883
October 26 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 36–6   41,000
November 2 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–22   55,738
November 9 Stanforddagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 25–11   57,035
November 15 Oregon State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 28–22   30,846
November 30 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) W 26–6   82,460
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1963 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015.