1962 West Texas State Buffaloes football team

The 1962 West Texas State Buffaloes football team was an American football team that represented West Texas State College (now known as West Texas A&M University) as an independent during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. In its third season under head coach Joe Kerbel, the team compiled a 9–2 record, defeated Ohio in the 1962 Sun Bowl, and outscored all opponents by a total of 312 to 115.[1][2] The team played its home games at the Buffalo Bowl (later renamed Kimbrough Memorial Stadium) in Canyon, Texas.

1962 West Texas State Buffaloes football
Sun Bowl, W 15–13 vs. Ohio
ConferenceIndependent
1962 record9–2
Head coach
Home stadiumBuffalo Bowl
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Memphis State         8 1 0
Oregon State         9 2 0
No. 9 Penn State         9 2 0
West Texas State         9 2 0
Boston College         8 2 0
Utah State         8 2 0
Villanova         7 3 0
Buffalo         6 3 0
Oregon         6 3 1
Houston         7 4 0
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Holy Cross         6 4 0
Louisville         6 4 0
Xavier         6 4 0
Florida State         4 3 3
Air Force         5 5 0
Montana         5 5 0
Navy         5 5 0
Notre Dame         5 5 0
Pacific (CA)         5 5 0
Pittsburgh         5 5 0
Rutgers         5 5 0
Syracuse         5 5 0
Texas Western         4 5 0
New Mexico State         4 6 0
Colgate         3 5 1
Idaho         2 6 1
San Jose State         2 8 1
Boston University         2 7 0
Dayton         2 8 0
Detroit         1 8 0
Hardin–Simmons         1 9 0
Colorado State         0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

On offense, the team averaged 28.4 points per game, ranking fourth among 120 major college programs for the 1962 season.[2] On defense, the team intercepted 25 passes and totaled 529 interception return years, both of which remain school records.[3] Jerry Logan's 99-yard interception return against Arizona State on October 13, 1962, also remains a school record.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included Jim Dawson with 652 passing yards, Pete Pedro with 831 rushing yards, Jerry Richardson with 22 receptions and 282 receiving yards, and Jerry Logan with 13 touchdowns.[4]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15Trinity (TX)
W 61–0
September 22at Texas TechW 30–27
September 29Texas Western
  • Buffalo Bowl
  • Canyon, TX
W 49–0
October 6Arlington State
  • Buffalo Bowl
  • Canyon, TX
W 49–0
October 13at Arizona StateW 15–14
October 20New Mexico State 
  • Buffalo Bowl
  • Canyon, TX
W 20–12
October 27at ArizonaL 3–8
November 3Bowling Green
  • Buffalo Bowl
  • Canyon, TX
W 23–7
November 10at North Texas StateDenton, TXL 13–20
November 17at Hardin–Simmons
W 34–13
December 31vs. OhioW 15–14
  •  Homecoming

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Buffalo Football Record Book" (PDF). West Texas A&M University. p. 75. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "1956 West Texas A&M Buffaloes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  3. ^ a b 2018 Football Media Guide, p. 67.
  4. ^ 2018 Buffalo Football Record Book, p. 69.