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1962 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 63-52-8, .545 W-L% (4th 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 Completions

1. Jerry Woolum (KY) 83
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 83
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 78
4. Joe Namath (AL) 76
5. Glynn Griffing (MS) 72
6. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 65
7. Charlie Furlow (MSST) 62
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 62
9. Mailon Kent (AUB) 59
10. Tom Shannon (FL) 56

Pass Attempts

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 169
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 157
  Hank Lesesne (VAND) 157
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 156
5. Joe Namath (AL) 146
6. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 136
7. Glynn Griffing (MS) 122
8. Mailon Kent (AUB) 121
9. Charlie Furlow (MSST) 111
10. Ted Miller (TLN) 103

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 53.2
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 52.9
3. Joe Namath (AL) 52.1
4. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 46.2
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 41.4

Passing Yards

1. Joe Namath (AL) 1192
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1135
3. Jerry Woolum (KY) 1100
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1006
5. Glynn Griffing (MS) 882
6. Mailon Kent (AUB) 748
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 746
8. Charlie Furlow (MSST) 744
9. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 741
10. Tom Shannon (FL) 551

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Namath (AL) 8.2
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 7.0
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 6.7
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 6.4
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 4.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Joe Namath (AL) 7.5
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 4.9
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 4.9
4. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 3.4
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 2.5

Passing Touchdowns

1. Joe Namath (AL) 13
2. Glynn Griffing (MS) 11
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 8
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 6
5. Ted Miller (TLN) 4
  Jerry Woolum (KY) 4
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 4
8. Charlie Furlow (MSST) 3
  Hank Lesesne (VAND) 3
  Bobby Morton (TN) 3
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 3
  Tom Shannon (FL) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 16
2. Jerry Woolum (KY) 9
  Charlie Furlow (MSST) 9
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 9
  Hank Lesesne (VAND) 9
6. Glynn Griffing (MS) 8
  Joe Namath (AL) 8
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 8
  Tom Shannon (FL) 8
10. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 6
  Mailon Kent (AUB) 6
  Mallon Faircloth (TN) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Joe Namath (AL) 139.1
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 109.8
3. Jerry Woolum (KY) 108.7
4. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 99.3
5. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 75.9

Rush Attempts

1. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 140
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 128
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 115
4. Larry Dupree (FL) 113
5. Perky Bryant (KY) 108
6. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 105
7. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 89
8. Mike McNames (GATECH) 81
  Darrell Cox (KY) 81
10. George Canale (TN) 79

Rushing Yards

1. Larry Dupree (FL) 604
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 478
3. George Canale (TN) 455
4. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 394
5. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 376
6. Eddie Versprille (AL) 373
7. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 368
8. Darrell Cox (KY) 363
9. Perky Bryant (KY) 326
10. Ode Burrell (MSST) 310

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. George Canale (TN) 5.8
2. Larry Dupree (FL) 5.3
3. Eddie Versprille (AL) 4.9
4. Darrell Cox (KY) 4.5
5. Ode Burrell (MSST) 4.4
6. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 4.3
7. Leon Armbrester (GA) 4.2
8. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 4.1
9. Jimmy Sullivan (TN) 4.1
10. Jim O'Donnell (FL) 4.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Cotton Clark (AL) 10
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 9
3. Larry Dupree (FL) 7
4. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 4
  Joe Namath (AL) 4
  George Canale (TN) 4
  Jim O'Donnell (FL) 4
8. Butch Wilson (AL) 3
  Mike McNames (GATECH) 3
  John Paty (TN) 3
  Tom Shannon (FL) 3
  Larry Laster (AUB) 3
  Buck Randall (MS) 3

Receptions

1. Clem Dellenger (TLN) 39
2. Jeff Starling (VAND) 34
3. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 32
4. Lou Guy (MS) 24
  Richard Williamson (AL) 24
  Ode Burrell (MSST) 24
  Red Wilkins (AL) 24
  Howard Simpson (AUB) 24
9. Don Downs (AUB) 21
  Billy Martin (GATECH) 21

Receiving Yards

1. Jeff Starling (VAND) 494
2. Red Wilkins (AL) 492
  Richard Williamson (AL) 492
4. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 485
5. Clem Dellenger (TLN) 375
6. Mickey Babb (GA) 354
7. Billy Martin (GATECH) 323
8. Darrell Cox (KY) 310
9. Howard Simpson (AUB) 301
10. Lou Guy (MS) 295

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Richard Williamson (AL) 20.5
  Red Wilkins (AL) 20.5
3. Mickey Babb (GA) 17.7
4. Billy Martin (GATECH) 15.4
5. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 15.2
6. Jeff Starling (VAND) 14.5
7. Don Downs (AUB) 13.4
8. Howard Simpson (AUB) 12.5
9. Lou Guy (MS) 12.3
10. Gordon Rush (TLN) 11.9

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Lou Guy (MS) 5
  Cotton Clark (AL) 5
3. Billy Martin (GATECH) 4
  Don Porterfield (GA) 4
5. Willis Dabbs (MS) 3
  Gordon Rush (TLN) 3
  Richard Williamson (AL) 3
  John Bill Hudson (TN) 3
  Red Wilkins (AL) 3
  Bill Battle (AL) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 140
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 128
3. Larry Dupree (FL) 120
4. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 116
5. Perky Bryant (KY) 108
6. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 105
7. Darrell Cox (KY) 99
8. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 98
9. Ode Burrell (MSST) 95
10. Charles Cranford (LAST) 84

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Darrell Cox (KY) 673
2. Larry Dupree (FL) 640
3. Jerry Stovall (LAST) 581
4. Jeff Starling (VAND) 522
5. Ode Burrell (MSST) 514
6. Red Wilkins (AL) 492
  Richard Williamson (AL) 492
8. Tom Hutchinson (KY) 485
9. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 478
10. George Canale (TN) 458

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Cotton Clark (AL) 15
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 9
3. Lou Guy (MS) 7
  Larry Dupree (FL) 7
5. Don Porterfield (GA) 5
6. Billy Martin (GATECH) 4
  Gordon Rush (TLN) 4
  Benny Nelson (AL) 4
  Joe Namath (AL) 4
  George Canale (TN) 4
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 4
  Jim O'Donnell (FL) 4

Total Plays

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 284
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 284
3. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 262
4. Jerry Woolum (KY) 234
5. Joe Namath (AL) 216
6. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 197
7. Glynn Griffing (MS) 196
8. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 189
9. Charlie Furlow (MSST) 178
10. Ted Miller (TLN) 173

Total Yards

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1484
2. Joe Namath (AL) 1421
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1357
4. Glynn Griffing (MS) 1160
5. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1140
6. Jerry Woolum (KY) 967
7. Hank Lesesne (VAND) 955
8. Mailon Kent (AUB) 787
9. Charlie Furlow (MSST) 709
10. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 637

Total Touchdowns

1. Joe Namath (AL) 17
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 15
3. Glynn Griffing (MS) 13
4. Cotton Clark (AL) 10
5. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 9
6. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 8
7. Larry Dupree (FL) 7
8. Tom Shannon (FL) 6
9. Ted Miller (TLN) 5
  George Canale (TN) 5
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 5