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1963 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

The 1963 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big Eight Conference in the 1963 college football season. The team was coached by Bob Devaney and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

1963 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
University of Nebraska Logo 1962-1966.PNG
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl champion
Orange Bowl, W 13–7 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 5
APNo. 6
1963 record10–1 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coachBob Devaney (2nd season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
No. 9 Oklahoma 6 1 0     8 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 3 0
Kansas 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Colorado 2 5 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 7 0
Oklahoma State 0 6 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 212:00 PMSouth Dakota State*W 58–734,493
September 281:30 PMat Minnesota*W 14–760,711
October 52:00 PMIowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 21–737,640
October 122:00 PMAir Force*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
L 13–1738,067
October 191:30 PMat Kansas StateW 28–614,920
October 262:00 PMColorado 
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 41–637,630
November 21:30 PMat MissouriW 13–1252,877
November 92:00 PMKansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 23–939,844
November 161:30 PMat Oklahoma StateNo. 10W 20–1620,078
November 232:00 PMNo. 6 OklahomaNo. 10
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
W 29–2038,362
January 11:00 PMvs. No. 5 Auburn*No. 6ABCW 13–772,647
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

RosterEdit

Official Roster
  • 69 Abel, John RG (So.)
  • 42 Allers, LaVerne LG (So.)
  • 56 Baffico, James C (Sr.)
  • 50 Barnes, Walter C (So.)
  • 58 Bishop, John C (So.)
  • 76 Brichacek, Gary RT (So.)
  • 73 Brown, James RT (So.)
  • 64 Brown, Robert RG (Sr.)
  • 80 Callahan, Richard E (Sr.)
  • 78 Carlson, Dennis LT (So.)
  • 89 Casey, Larry E (So.)
  • 14 Claridge, Dennis QB (Sr.)
  • 62 Coleman, (Edward) Ricard RG (So.)
  • 48 Cotton, Thomas LT (So.)
  • 72 Czap, Dick RT (So.)
  • 66 Dervin, John LG (Jr.)
  • 67 Dillard, Louis LG (So.)
  • 82 Doepke, Charles E (Jr.)
  • 65 Drum, Duncan RG (Jr.)
  • 10 Duda, Fred QB (So.)
  • 38 Earl, William E (So.)
  • 81 Fisher, Pat E (Jr.)
  • 70 Fugitt, Mike LT (Jr.)
  • 79 Griesse, Ronald RG (Sr.)
  • 87 Haug, William E (So.)
  • 18 Hohn, Robert HB (Jr.)
  • 84 Jeter, Tony E (So.)
  • 31 Johnson, Rudy FB (Sr.)
  • 28 Johnson, William FB (Jr.)
  • 75 Jones, Robert LT (Sr.)
  • 40 Kennedy, Michael HB (So.)
  • 77 Kiffin, Monte RT (Sr.)
  • 68 Kirby, John LG (Sr.)
  • 86 Koinzan, John E (Jr.)
  • 75 Kramer, Larry LT (Jr.)
  • 15 Lebsack, Dave QB (So.)
  • 88 Love, Preston E (Jr.)
 
  • 32 McCloughan, Kent HB (Jr.)
  • 63 McDermott, Donald RG (Jr.)
  • 25 McGinn, Bernard FB (Jr.)
  • 41 McNulty, Joe FB (Jr.)
  • 54 Michka, Ron C (Sr.)
  • 29 Myslenski, Rick E (So.)
  • 37 Osberg, James RG (So.)
  • 33 Paschell, Willie HB (Jr.)
  • 61 Pavoris, Ed LG (So.)
  • 30 Petersen, Kelly FB (So.)
  • 26 Poggemeyer, Ronald HB (So.)
  • 47 Riley, Robert LG (So.)
  • 57 Rogers, Bill LG (Jr.)
  • 21 Ross, Willie HB (Sr.)
  • 59 Rudd, Michael LT (So.)
  • 51 Schaefer, Steve C (So.)
  • 49 Schmitzer, Larry LG (So.)
  • 35 Sebastian, John HB (Jr.)
  • 52 Sittler, Lyle C (Jr.)
  • 22 Smidt, Maynard HB (Jr.)
  • 43 Smith, Bruce FB (Jr.)
  • 45 Solich, Frank HB (So.)
  • 53 Strosnider, Don C (So.)
  • 23 Theisen, David HB (Sr.)
  • 83 Tomlinson, Larry E (Sr.)
  • 12 Tucker, Douglas QB (Jr.)
  • 55 Tuthill, Harry C (Jr.)
  • 46 Vactor, Theodore (Red) HB (So.)
  • 71 Voss, Lloyd RT (Sr.)
  • 24 Vujevich, John HB (Jr.)
  • 85 White, Freeman E (So.)
  • 11 Woods, Henry QB (So.)
  • 34 Worley, Michael FB (So.)
  • 36 Wright, Bruce LG (So.)
  • 27 Wright, Ted HB (Jr.)
  • 44 Young, Gene FB (Sr.)

Coaching staffEdit

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Bob Devaney Head Coach 1962 1962–1972 Alma
John Melton 1962 1962–1988 Wyoming
Cletus Fischer 1960 1960–1985 Nebraska
Mike Corgan Running Backs 1962 1962–1982 Notre Dame
George Kelly 1961 1961–1968 Notre Dame
Jim Ross 1962 1962–1976 Eastern Michigan
Carl Selmer Offensive Line 1962 1962–1972 Wyoming

[1][2]

Game summariesEdit

South Dakota StateEdit

1 234Total
South Dakota State 0 007 7
Nebraska 14 23210 58

[3][4][5]

MinnesotaEdit

1 234Total
Nebraska 7 007 14
Minnesota 7 000 7

[3][4][6]

Iowa StateEdit

1 234Total
Iowa State 0 700 7
Nebraska 7 068 21
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 37,640

[3][4][7]

Air ForceEdit

1 234Total
Air Force 0 737 17
Nebraska 0 0130 13
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 38,067

[3][8][9][10]

Kansas StateEdit

1 234Total
Nebraska 0 14140 28
Kansas State 0 600 6

[3][11][12]

ColoradoEdit

1 234Total
Colorado 6 000 6
Nebraska 7 71314 41
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 37,630

[3][11][13]

MissouriEdit

1 234Total
Nebraska 7 006 13
Missouri 0 606 12

[3][11][14]

KansasEdit

1 234Total
Kansas 0 306 9
Nebraska 10 0013 23
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 39,844

[3][15][16]

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 234Total
• #10 Nebraska 0 1460 20
Oklahoma State 0 3013 16

[3][15][17]

OklahomaEdit

1 234Total
#6 Oklahoma 0 0020 20
• #10 Nebraska 3 0719 29
  • Date: November 23
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 38,362

[3][15][18][19]

AuburnEdit

1 234Total
• #6 Nebraska 10 300 13
#5 Auburn 0 070 7

[3][20][21][22]

After the seasonEdit

AwardsEdit

[23]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Final
AP NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR #10 #10 #6 #5
Coaches N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A #6

Future professional playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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