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1963 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 66-48-10, .573 W-L% (1st of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.71 (3rd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.38 (4th of 12)

Conference Champion: Mississippi

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

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Auburn 9 2 0 .818 6 1 0 .857 17.8 10.5 15.47 7.65
Mississippi 7 1 2 .800 5 1 1 .786 21.4 4.5 18.54 4.54
Alabama 9 2 0 .818 7 2 0 .778 20.6 8.6 18.34 7.61
Mississippi State 7 2 2 .727 4 1 2 .714 16.8 8.5 14.77 7.59
Louisiana State 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 12.9 10.2 13.52 9.52
Georgia Tech 7 3 0 .700 4 3 0 .571 17.3 8.9 16.28 8.78
Florida 6 3 1 .650 3 3 1 .500 13.0 12.0 9.78 8.38
Tennessee 5 5 0 .500 3 5 0 .375 16.8 12.1 8.58 5.48
Georgia 4 5 1 .450 2 4 0 .333 13.3 15.1 6.00 7.30
Vanderbilt 1 7 2 .200 0 5 2 .143 7.3 14.6 -4.37 4.23
Kentucky 3 6 1 .350 0 5 1 .083 14.2 16.8 3.10 6.80
Tulane 1 8 1 .150 0 6 1 .071 4.3 19.1 -3.52 10.68

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Auburn           8 5 5 9 9 9 5 5
Mississippi 2   10 10 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 7 7
Alabama 3 2 2 3 9 6 7 7 7 7 6 9 8
Georgia Tech   9 7   8                

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1964-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 13 Auburn 7 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1964-01-01 Sugar Bowl Alabama 12 Mississippi 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1963-12-21 Bluebonnet Bowl Baylor 14 Louisiana State 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1963-12-21 Liberty Bowl Mississippi State 16 North Carolina State 12 Liberty Bowl (Philadelphia, PA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 103
2. Tom Shannon (FL) 84
3. Rick Norton (KY) 79
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 76
5. Joe Namath (AL) 63
6. Al Burguieres (TLN) 58
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 53
8. Jim Weatherly (MS) 52
9. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 51
10. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 39

Pass Attempts

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 209
2. Rick Norton (KY) 182
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 158
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 153
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 147
6. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 136
7. Joe Namath (AL) 128
8. Jim Weatherly (MS) 96
9. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 94
10. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 89

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Tom Shannon (FL) 53.2
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 49.7
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 49.3
4. Rick Norton (KY) 43.4
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 39.5

Passing Yards

1. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1297
2. Rick Norton (KY) 1177
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1017
4. Tom Shannon (FL) 956
5. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 820
6. Joe Namath (AL) 765
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 706
8. Jim Weatherly (MS) 676
9. Al Burguieres (TLN) 664
10. Jon Cleveland (VAND) 512

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 6.6
2. Rick Norton (KY) 6.5
3. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 6.2
4. Tom Shannon (FL) 6.1
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 4.5

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 5.9
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 3.9
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 2.9
4. Rick Norton (KY) 2.7
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 1.7

Passing Touchdowns

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 10
2. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 9
3. Joe Namath (AL) 7
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 7
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 7
6. Rick Norton (KY) 6
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 5
8. Hal Wantland (TN) 4
  Tom Shannon (FL) 4
10. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Rick Norton (KY) 18
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 14
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 13
4. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
  Jon Cleveland (VAND) 10
  Al Burguieres (TLN) 10
7. Joe Namath (AL) 7
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 7
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 7
10. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 117.9
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 99.1
3. Tom Shannon (FL) 95.9
4. Rick Norton (KY) 88.8
5. Al Burguieres (TLN) 68.3

Rush Attempts

1. Larry Dupree (FL) 189
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 185
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 137
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 117
5. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 113
6. Don Schwab (LAST) 108
7. Tom Shannon (FL) 107
8. Stan Mitchell (TN) 103
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 103
  Al Burguieres (TLN) 103

Rushing Yards

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1006
2. Larry Dupree (FL) 745
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 652
4. Benny Nelson (AL) 612
5. Don Schwab (LAST) 553
6. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 481
7. Stan Mitchell (TN) 477
8. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 427
9. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 395
10. Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 388

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Benny Nelson (AL) 6.3
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 5.4
3. Don Schwab (LAST) 5.1
4. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 5.1
5. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 4.8
6. Stan Mitchell (TN) 4.6
7. Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 4.6
8. Rodger Bird (KY) 4.5
9. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 4.3
10. Ode Burrell (MSST) 4.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
2. Benny Nelson (AL) 9
3. Ode Burrell (MSST) 6
  Don Schwab (LAST) 6
5. Joe Namath (AL) 5
  Tom Shannon (FL) 5
  Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 5
8. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 4
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 4
  Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 4
  Larry Dupree (FL) 4
  Fred Roberts (MS) 4
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 4
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 4

Receptions

1. Pat Hodgson (GA) 24
2. Mickey Babb (GA) 21
3. Darrell Cox (KY) 20
4. Billy Martin (GATECH) 19
  Jimmy Dill (AL) 19
6. Allen Brown (MS) 16
7. George Rose (AUB) 15
  Barry Wilson (GA) 15
  Bennett Baldwin (VAND) 15
  Rodger Bird (KY) 15
  Rick Kestner (KY) 15

Receiving Yards

1. Pat Hodgson (GA) 375
2. Darrell Cox (KY) 333
3. Jimmy Dill (AL) 316
4. Buddy Fisher (TN) 242
5. Mickey Babb (GA) 236
6. Rick Kestner (KY) 230
7. Billy Martin (GATECH) 221
  Allen Brown (MS) 221
9. Mike Dennis (MS) 217
10. Rodger Bird (KY) 208

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Darrell Cox (KY) 16.6
2. Pat Hodgson (GA) 15.6
3. Billy Martin (GATECH) 11.6
4. Mickey Babb (GA) 11.2

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Mike Dennis (MS) 5
2. George Rose (AUB) 4
3. Jimmy Dill (AL) 3
  Billy Sumrall (MS) 3
5. Bobby Frazier (TN) 2
  Larry Smith (MS) 2
  Billy Martin (GATECH) 2
  Charles Stephens (AL) 2
  Ted Davis (GATECH) 2
  Darrell Cox (KY) 2
  Allen Brown (MS) 2
  Dave Wells (MS) 2
  Frank Sexton (GATECH) 2
  Alan Poe (FL) 2
  Pat Hodgson (GA) 2
  Rick Kestner (KY) 2
  Buddy Fisher (TN) 2
  Bob Taylor (GA) 2
  Rob Petrella (TN) 2
  Mickey Babb (GA) 2
  Tommy Inman (MSST) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Larry Dupree (FL) 197
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 185
3. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 137
4. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 117
5. Don Schwab (LAST) 114
6. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 113
7. Tom Shannon (FL) 107
8. Benny Nelson (AL) 106
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 106
10. Stan Mitchell (TN) 103
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 103
  Al Burguieres (TLN) 103

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1006
2. Larry Dupree (FL) 830
3. Benny Nelson (AL) 691
4. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 652
5. Don Schwab (LAST) 636
6. Darrell Cox (KY) 626
7. Rodger Bird (KY) 590
8. Hoyle Granger (MSST) 481
9. Stan Mitchell (TN) 477
10. Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 466

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Benny Nelson (AL) 10
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
3. Ode Burrell (MSST) 7
4. Don Schwab (LAST) 6
  Mike Dennis (MS) 6
6. Joe Namath (AL) 5
  Ray Mendheim (GATECH) 5
  Tom Shannon (FL) 5
9. George Rose (AUB) 4
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 4
  Fred Roberts (MS) 4
  Bob Taylor (GA) 4
  Danny LeBlanc (LAST) 4
  Joe Labruzzo (LAST) 4
  Jim Weatherly (MS) 4
  Stan Mitchell (TN) 4
  Larry Dupree (FL) 4

Total Plays

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 321
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 311
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 270
4. Rick Norton (KY) 269
5. Tom Shannon (FL) 265
6. Al Burguieres (TLN) 250
7. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 212
8. Joe Namath (AL) 204
9. Larry Dupree (FL) 189
10. Jim Weatherly (MS) 157

Total Yards

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1712
2. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 1467
3. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 1240
4. Mallon Faircloth (TN) 1161
5. Rick Norton (KY) 1114
6. Tom Shannon (FL) 968
7. Joe Namath (AL) 966
8. Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 946
9. Jim Weatherly (MS) 878
10. Al Burguieres (TLN) 781

Total Touchdowns

1. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 15
2. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 13
3. Joe Namath (AL) 12
4. Jim Weatherly (MS) 11
  Larry Rakestraw (GA) 11
  Perry Lee Dunn (MS) 11
7. Benny Nelson (AL) 9
  Tom Shannon (FL) 9
9. Rick Norton (KY) 8
10. Hal Wantland (TN) 7