1964 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1964 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 18
1964 record 9–2 (3–1 MVC)
Head coach Glenn Dobbs (4th season)
Home stadium Skelly Field
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cincinnati $ 3 0 0     8 2 0
Tulsa 3 1 0     9 2 0
Wichita State 2 2 0     4 6 0
North Texas State 1 3 0     2 7 1
Louisville 0 3 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1964 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1964 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 9–2 record, 3–1 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, led the country in scoring with an average of 36.2 points per game, and defeated Ole Miss, 14-7 in the 1964 Bluebonnet Bowl.[1] Under Glenn Dobbs, Tulsa led the nation in passing for five straight years from 1962 to 1966.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 26at Arkansas*L 22–31
October 3Southern Illinois*W 63–7
October 10at Houston*W 31–23
October 17at LouisvilleW 58–0
October 24at CincinnatiL 23–28
October 31Oklahoma State*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 61–14
November 7Memphis*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 19–7
November 14North Texas
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 47–0
November 21at Toledo*W 39–16
November 26Wichita State
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 21–7
December 19vs. Ole MissW 14–7
  • *Non-conference game

Record passing attack[edit]

The team was led by quarterback Jerry Rhome.[3] Rhome broke 16 NCAA major college records in 1964, including the following:

Single game

  • 504 yards of total offense in a game
  • 35 pass completions in a game
  • 448 passing yards in a game
  • 7 touchdown passes in a game

Season

  • 3,128 yards of total offense
  • 224 pass completions
  • 2,870 passing yards
  • 32 touchdown passes
  • 198 consecutive passes without an interception
  • .687 pass completion percentage

Career

  • 448 pass completions
  • 5,472 passing yards[4]

At the end of the 1964 season, Rhome finished second behind John Huarte in close voting for the Heisman Trophy with Rhome receiving 186 first place votes to 216 for Huarte.[5] He was also selected as a first-team All-American by Football News,[6] the Football Writers Association of America,[7] and the United Press International,[8] and he went on to play seven seasons in the National Football League (NFL).

End Howard Twilley led the NCAA major college players with 95 catches for 1,173 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. He also ranked second in scoring (110) points, one point behind Brian Piccolo.[9] Twilley went on to a long NFL career with the Miami Dolphins and was inducted in 1992 into the College Football Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1964 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ James Hart, "Passing of a Hurricane Legend" Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine., University of Tulsa Collegian, November 19, 2002.
  3. ^ "1964 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tulsa's Rhome Sets 16 Grid Record". The Pantagraph. December 7, 1964. p. 14. 
  5. ^ "1964 Heisman Trophy Voting". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  6. ^ "More Honors, FN releases 33-man team". The Freso Bee. 1964-11-24. referenced April 3, 2009.
  7. ^ "Football Writers Association of America All-American Team". Archived from the original on 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-03-28. 
  8. ^ "1964 UPI All-Americans". Daily News. Huntingdon and Mount Union, PA. 1964-12-02. 
  9. ^ "Second Place Tulsa Leader In Loop Stats". The Leavenworth (KS) Times. December 3, 1964. p. 17.