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1963 Year Summary

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National Champion: Texas (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Roger Staubach (Navy)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Darrell Royal (Texas)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Texas

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Big Ten Conference 10 90 46 37 7 .550 1 1 0 0 1.000 12.14 10.73 3 2 Illinois
2 Southwest Conference 8 83 45 36 2 .554 3 2 1 0 .667 11.61 9.79 2 1 Texas
3 Southeastern Conference 12 124 66 48 10 .573 5 2 3 0 .400 9.71 7.38 2 3 Mississippi
4 Athletic Association of Western Universities 6 61 25 34 2 .426 1 0 1 0 .000 5.60 7.77 2 0 Washington
5 Big Eight Conference 8 78 39 39 0 .500 1 1 0 0 1.000 4.38 5.28 1 2 Nebraska
6 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 82 34 44 4 .439 2 1 1 0 .500 0.01 2.68 0 0 North Carolina
North Carolina State
7 Independent 33 318 152 153 13 .498 3 1 2 0 .333 -2.95 -2.86 1 2
8 Ivy Group 8 71 40 28 3 .585 0 0 0 0 -3.04 -6.03 0 0 Dartmouth
Princeton
9 Western Athletic Conference 6 59 31 28 0 .525 0 0 0 0 -3.56 -4.47 0 0 New Mexico
10 Missouri Valley Conference 5 48 24 24 0 .500 0 0 0 0 -6.77 -6.64 0 0 Cincinnati
Wichita State
11 Southern Conference 9 87 36 46 5 .443 0 0 0 0 -7.95 -6.14 0 0 Virginia Tech
12 Mid-American Conference 7 67 31 32 4 .493 0 0 0 0 -11.79 -11.58 0 0 Ohio

AP Poll Summary

School Conf Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Texas SWC 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Navy Ind 9 5 6 4 10 10 4 4 2 2 2 2 2
Illinois Big Ten         7 4 2 2 8 8 8 3 3
Pittsburgh Ind   10 9 6 3 3 10 8 6 5 5 4 4
Auburn SEC           8 5 5 9 9 9 5 5
Nebraska Big 8                 10 10 7 6 6
Mississippi SEC 2   10 10 5 5 3 3 3 3 3 7 7
Alabama SEC 3 2 2 3 9 6 7 7 7 7 6 9 8
Michigan State Big Ten               9 4 4 4 10 9
Oklahoma Big 8 4 3 1 1 6 7 6 6 5 6 10 8 10
School Conf Pre 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Arkansas SWC 8 8                      
Georgia Tech SEC   9 7   8                
Northwestern Big Ten 6 7 4   10 9              
Ohio State Big Ten 10     8 4   9 10          
Penn State Ind       9                  
Southern California AAWU 1 1 8 7                  
Washington AAWU 10                        
Wisconsin Big Ten 7 6 4 5 2 2 8            

Year Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Roger Staubach* (Navy) 66.7
2. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 61.6
3. Bill Munson (Utah State) 59.7
4. Dana Kelly (Dartmouth) 59.5
5. Bob Berry (Oregon) 59.1
6. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 58.1
7. Henry Schichtle (Wichita State) 57.0
8. Don Trull (Baylor) 56.5
9. Jack Skog (Houston) 54.9
  Dan Henning (William & Mary) 54.9

Passing Yards

1. Don Trull (Baylor) 2157
2. George Mira (Miami (FL)) 2155
3. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 1909
4. Roger Staubach* (Navy) 1702
5. Bill Munson (Utah State) 1699
6. Bob Berry (Oregon) 1675
7. Craig Morton (California) 1475
8. Henry Schichtle (Wichita State) 1409
9. Tom Myers (Northwestern) 1398
10. Dan Henning (William & Mary) 1333

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Berry (Oregon) 9.8
2. Henry Schichtle (Wichita State) 8.9
3. Roger Staubach* (Navy) 8.9
4. Bill Munson (Utah State) 8.5
5. Tom Myers (Northwestern) 7.8
6. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 7.4
7. Dan Henning (William & Mary) 7.3
8. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 7.2
9. Dana Kelly (Dartmouth) 7.2
10. Craig Morton (California) 7.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bob Berry (Oregon) 9.8
2. Henry Schichtle (Wichita State) 9.0
3. Bill Munson (Utah State) 9.0
4. Roger Staubach* (Navy) 8.0
5. Dan Henning (William & Mary) 6.8
6. Pete Liske (Penn State) 6.8
7. Ron DiGravio (Purdue) 6.5
8. Don Trull (Baylor) 5.9
9. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 5.9
10. Billy Lothridge (Georgia Tech) 5.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bob Berry (Oregon) 164.0
2. Henry Schichtle (Wichita State) 150.6
3. Bill Munson (Utah State) 147.4
4. Roger Staubach* (Navy) 145.9
5. Archie Roberts (Columbia) 132.2
6. Pete Liske (Penn State) 126.6
7. Dan Henning (William & Mary) 126.2
8. Jerry Rhome (Tulsa) 123.0
9. Ron DiGravio (Purdue) 122.7
10. Dana Kelly (Dartmouth) 121.8

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Paul Krause (Iowa) 23.3
2. Walt Roberts (San Jose State) 20.7
3. Rich Schwab (Oregon) 20.7
4. Paul Flowers (George Washington) 20.5
5. Jim Whalen (Boston College) 20.1
6. Gary Crum (Northwestern) 19.0
7. Fred Smith (New Mexico State) 18.2
8. Scott Creelman (Dartmouth) 18.1
9. Cloyd Webb (Iowa) 17.7
10. Kurt Altenberg (UCLA) 17.5