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1962 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 63-52-8, .545 W-L% (6th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.08 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 6.59 (2nd of 12)

Conference Champion: Mississippi

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Louisiana State and Mississippi)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Louisiana State and Mississippi)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Mississippi 10 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 24.7 5.3 18.68 3.08
Alabama 10 1 0 .909 6 1 0 .857 26.3 3.5 22.47 5.11
Louisiana State 9 1 1 .864 5 1 0 .833 15.9 3.1 19.76 7.76
Georgia Tech 7 3 1 .682 5 2 0 .714 19.2 8.8 17.54 8.81
Florida 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 20.1 12.6 13.22 8.32
Auburn 6 3 1 .650 4 3 0 .571 17.3 16.8 7.29 6.29
Georgia 3 4 3 .450 2 3 1 .417 10.9 17.4 2.19 6.89
Kentucky 3 5 2 .400 2 3 1 .417 8.5 10.1 3.50 4.80
Mississippi State 3 6 0 .333 2 5 0 .286 8.4 14.7 4.62 10.28
Tennessee 4 6 0 .400 2 6 0 .250 17.9 13.4 3.67 2.47
Vanderbilt 1 9 0 .100 1 6 0 .143 6.2 21.5 -6.66 5.84
Tulane 0 10 0 .000 0 7 0 .000 7.6 29.3 -9.32 9.38

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 Final
Mississippi 6 7 7 5 5 7 6 4 3 2 3 3
Alabama 3 1 2 1 2 2 2 3 1 6 5 5
Louisiana State 5 5   6 4 6 4 9 10 8 7 7
Auburn             10          
Georgia Tech   8 5                  

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1963-01-01 Cotton Bowl Louisiana State 13 Texas 0 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1963-01-01 Orange Bowl Alabama 17 Oklahoma 0 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1963-01-01 Sugar Bowl Mississippi 17 Arkansas 13 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1962-12-29 Gator Bowl Florida 17 Penn State 7 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1962-12-22 Bluebonnet Bowl Missouri 14 Georgia Tech 10 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Billy Lothridge (Georgia Tech) 53.2
2. Jerry Woolum (Kentucky) 52.9
3. Joe Namath (Alabama) 52.1
4. Larry Rakestraw (Georgia) 46.2
5. Hank Lesesne (Vanderbilt) 41.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Namath (Alabama) 8.2
2. Jerry Woolum (Kentucky) 7.0
3. Larry Rakestraw (Georgia) 6.7
4. Billy Lothridge (Georgia Tech) 6.4
5. Hank Lesesne (Vanderbilt) 4.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Namath (Alabama) 7.5
2. Jerry Woolum (Kentucky) 4.9
3. Billy Lothridge (Georgia Tech) 4.9
4. Larry Rakestraw (Georgia) 3.4
5. Hank Lesesne (Vanderbilt) 2.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Namath (Alabama) 139.1
2. Billy Lothridge (Georgia Tech) 109.8
3. Jerry Woolum (Kentucky) 108.7
4. Larry Rakestraw (Georgia) 99.3
5. Hank Lesesne (Vanderbilt) 75.9

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Red Wilkins (Alabama) 20.5
  Richard Williamson (Alabama) 20.5
3. Mickey Babb (Georgia) 17.7
4. Billy Martin (Georgia Tech) 15.4
5. Tom Hutchinson (Kentucky) 15.2
6. Jeff Starling (Vanderbilt) 14.5
7. Don Downs (Auburn) 13.4
8. Howard Simpson (Auburn) 12.5
9. Lou Guy (Mississippi) 12.3
10. Gordon Rush (Tulane) 11.9