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1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

The 1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by 19th-year head coach Bobby Dodd, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. For the final time before becoming independent, they competed as members of the Southeastern Conference, finishing in sixth.[1] Quarterback Billy Lothridge threw for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns and finished in 2nd in the Heisman Trophy voting.

1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1963 record7–3 (4–3 SEC)
Head coachBobby Dodd (19th season)
CaptainBilly Lothridge
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 53,300)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Ole Miss $ 5 0 1     7 1 2
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0     9 2 0
No. 8 Alabama 6 2 0     9 2 0
Mississippi State 4 1 2     7 2 2
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0     7 3 0
Florida 3 3 1     6 3 1
Tennessee 3 5 0     5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0     4 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 5 2     1 7 2
Kentucky 0 5 1     3 6 1
Tulane 0 6 1     1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 14FloridaABCW 9–043,000
September 28Clemson*No. 9
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia (Rivalry)
W 27–033,916
October 5at LSUNo. 7L 6–768,000
October 12at TennesseeW 23–751,527
October 19AuburnNo. 8
L 21–2953,091
October 26at TulaneW 17–315,000
November 2Duke* 
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 30–652,266
November 9Florida State*
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 15–749,804
November 16at No. 7 AlabamaL 11–2754,000
November 30Georgia
W 14–353,052
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1963 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 171