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The 1963 Tangerine Bowl was an NCAA College Division game following the 1963 season, between the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers[3] and the Coast Guard Bears.[4] Western Kentucky quarterback Sharon Miller was named the game's most valuable player.[5]

1963 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
Western Kentucky 01467 27
Coast Guard 0000 0
DateDecember 28, 1963
Season1963
StadiumTangerine Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPSharon Miller[1]
Attendance7500[2]
Tangerine Bowl
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Notable participantsEdit

Western Kentucky linebacker Dale Lindsey and running back Jim Burt were selected in the 1965 NFL Draft. Lindsey has subsequently coached at both the college and professional levels, and in December 2012 became the head coach of the San Diego Toreros.[6] Lindsey, Burt, and head coach Nick Denes are inductees of the university's athletic hall of fame.[7]

Coast Guard head coach Otto Graham is an inductee of both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Scoring summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP WK CG
2 7:23 6 32 WK Sharon Miller 12-yard touchdown run, Sam Clark kick good 7 0
2 5:00 WK John Mutchler 20-yard touchdown reception from Sharon Miller, Sam Clark kick good 14 0
3 3 67 WK Stan Napper 57-yard touchdown reception from Sharon Miller, Sam Clark kick blocked by Roger Roberts 20 0
4 13:59 1 14 WK Jim Burt 14-yard touchdown run, Sam Clark kick good 27 0
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 0

[2][5][8]

StatisticsEdit

 
Program cover for 1963 game
Statistics[5] Western Kentucky Coast Guard
First Downs 7 12
Rushing Yards 144 5
Passes Attempted 16 39
Passes Completed 3 14
Passes Intercepted by 4 0
Passing Yards 80 186
Yards Penalized 120 45
Punts-Average 8-36.0 4-27.5
Fumbles Lost 4 8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bassine, Bob (December 29, 1963). "Hilltopper Defense Does Job". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved March 11, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b "Coast Guard Bows in Tangerine Bowl, 27-0". Los Angeles Times. UPI. December 29, 1963. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/w/western_kentucky/1960-1964_yearly_results.php
  4. ^ http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/c/coast_guard/1960-1964_yearly_results.php
  5. ^ a b c Newell, Bill (December 29, 1963). "Western Kentucky Beats Coast Guard". Hartford Courant. Hartford, Connecticut. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  6. ^ http://www.usdtoreros.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/dale_lindsey_348466.html
  7. ^ "WKU Athletic Hall of Fame". wkusports.com. Archived from the original on January 2, 2014. Retrieved March 3, 2017.
  8. ^ Adams, David C. (December 29, 1963). "Western Romps 27-0 In Tangerine Bowl". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. Retrieved March 2, 2017 – via newspapers.com.

Further readingEdit