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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 Completions
1. Don Trull (BAY) 174
2. George Mira (MIAFL) 172
3. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 150
4. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 128
5. Bill Munson (UTST) 120
6. Dick Shiner (MD) 108
7. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 104
8. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 103
9. Merv Holland (GW) 101
  Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 101
  Bob Berry (OR) 101
  Archie Roberts (COLMB) 101
  Craig Morton (CA) 101
Pass Attempts
1. George Mira (MIAFL) 334
2. Don Trull (BAY) 308
3. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 258
4. Dick Shiner (MD) 222
5. Karl Sweetan (WAKE) 218
6. Merv Holland (GW) 215
7. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 209
8. Craig Morton (CA) 207
9. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 204
10. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 201
  Bill Munson (UTST) 201
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 66.7
2. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 61.6
3. Bill Munson (UTST) 59.7
4. Dana Kelly (DART) 59.5
5. Bob Berry (OR) 59.1
6. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 58.1
7. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 57.0
8. Don Trull (BAY) 56.5
9. Jack Skog (HOU) 54.9
  Dan Henning (WMMARY) 54.9
Passing Yards
1. Don Trull (BAY) 2157
2. George Mira (MIAFL) 2155
3. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 1909
4. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 1702
5. Bill Munson (UTST) 1699
6. Bob Berry (OR) 1675
7. Craig Morton (CA) 1475
8. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 1409
9. Tom Myers (NWEST) 1398
10. Dan Henning (WMMARY) 1333
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Berry (OR) 9.8
2. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 8.9
3. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 8.9
4. Bill Munson (UTST) 8.5
5. Tom Myers (NWEST) 7.8
6. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 7.4
7. Dan Henning (WMMARY) 7.3
8. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 7.2
9. Dana Kelly (DART) 7.2
10. Craig Morton (CA) 7.1
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Bob Berry (OR) 9.8
2. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 9.0
3. Bill Munson (UTST) 9.0
4. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 8.0
5. Dan Henning (WMMARY) 6.8
6. Pete Liske (PAST) 6.8
7. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 6.5
8. Don Trull (BAY) 5.9
9. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 5.9
10. Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 5.9
Passing Touchdowns
1. Bob Berry (OR) 16
  Gordon Queen (ORST) 16
3. Craig Morton (CA) 14
4. Don Trull (BAY) 13
5. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 12
  Bill Munson (UTST) 12
  Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 12
8. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 11
9. Dick Shiner (MD) 10
  Pete Liske (PAST) 10
  George Mira (MIAFL) 10
  Billy Lothridge (GATECH) 10
  Tom Wilkinson (WY) 10
  Jerry Rhome (TLS) 10
Passing Interceptions
1. Rick Norton (KY) 18
2. Ronnie Smith (RICH) 15
  Tom Myers (NWEST) 15
  Jerry Tucker (TXEP) 15
5. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 14
  George Mira (MIAFL) 14
  Karl Sweetan (WAKE) 14
8. Don Trull (BAY) 13
  Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 13
  Jerry Rhome (TLS) 13
  Tom Shannon (FL) 13
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Bob Berry (OR) 164.0
2. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 150.6
3. Bill Munson (UTST) 147.4
4. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 145.9
5. Archie Roberts (COLMB) 132.2
6. Pete Liske (PAST) 126.6
7. Dan Henning (WMMARY) 126.2
8. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 123.0
9. Ron DiGravio (PUR) 122.7
10. Dana Kelly (DART) 121.8
Rush Attempts
1. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 219
2. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 190
3. Larry Dupree (FL) 189
4. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 185
  Ken Willard* (NC) 185
6. Fred Beier (DET) 177
7. Tom Longsworth (MIAOH) 173
8. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 168
9. Gary Wood (CORN) 166
10. Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 164
Rushing Yards
1. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 1016
2. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1006
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 917
4. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 884
5. Jim Grisham (OK) 861
6. Bob Schweickert (VATECH) 839
7. Mike Garrett (SCA) 833
8. Gary Wood (CORN) 818
9. Tony Lorick (AZST) 805
10. Terry Isaacson (AF) 801
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Tony Lorick (AZST) 7.7
2. Larry Campbell (UTST) 7.1
3. Gale Sayers (KS) 6.9
4. Charley Taylor (AZST) 6.8
5. Bill Harris (CO) 6.7
6. Walt Garrison (OKST) 6.6
7. Mike Garrett (SCA) 6.5
8. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 6.4
9. Benny Nelson (AL) 6.3
10. Rudy Johnson* (NE) 6.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 14
  Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 14
3. Terry Isaacson (AF) 13
4. Tom Longsworth (MIAOH) 10
  Don Trull (BAY) 10
  Sonny Utz (VATECH) 10
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
8. Ken Waldrop (ARMY) 9
  Tommy Ford (TX) 9
  Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 9
  John Sai* (NAVY) 9
  Benny Nelson (AL) 9
  Jay Cunningham (BGSU) 9
Receptions
1. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 70
2. Bob Lacey* (NC) 51
3. Stan Crisson (DUKE) 48
  Vern Burke (ORST) 48
5. Darryl Hill (MD) 43
6. Bob Long (WICHST) 42
7. Nick Spinelli (MIAFL) 41
8. James Ingram (BAY) 40
  Jim Cure (MARSH) 40
10. John Parry (BROWN) 39
  Jim Curry (CIN) 39
  John Simmons (TLS) 39
Receiving Yards
1. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 873
2. Vern Burke (ORST) 792
3. Bob Long (WICHST) 653
4. Jim Curry (CIN) 621
5. Bob Lacey* (NC) 568
6. Stan Crisson (DUKE) 559
7. Jim Cure (MARSH) 543
  John Simmons (TLS) 543
9. James Ingram (BAY) 537
10. Jim Whalen (BC) 523
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Paul Krause (IA) 23.3
2. Walt Roberts (SJST) 20.7
3. Rich Schwab (OR) 20.7
4. Paul Flowers (GW) 20.5
5. Jim Whalen (BC) 20.1
6. Gary Crum (NWEST) 19.0
7. Fred Smith (NMST) 18.2
8. Scott Creelman (DART) 18.1
9. Cloyd Webb (IA) 17.7
10. Kurt Altenberg (UCLA) 17.5
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Vern Burke (ORST) 9
  Bob Long (WICHST) 9
3. Lawrence Elkins (BAY) 8
4. Stan Crisson (DUKE) 7
  Darryl Hill (MD) 7
  Fred Smith (NMST) 7
7. Paul Krause (IA) 6
8. Mike Dennis (MS) 5
  Sherman Lewis (MIST) 5
  Jay Wilkinson (DUKE) 5
  Rich Schwab (OR) 5
  Jack Schraub (CA) 5
  Walt Roberts (SJST) 5
  Byron Nelson (UCLA) 5
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 221
2. Ken Willard* (NC) 204
3. Larry Dupree (FL) 197
4. Tom Vaughn (IAST) 192
5. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 185
6. Tom Longsworth (MIAOH) 182
7. Fred Beier (DET) 180
8. Jack Mahone (MARSH) 179
9. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 168
10. Tom Nowatzke (IN) 167
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Gale Sayers (KS) 1072
  Jack Mahone (MARSH) 1072
3. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 1053
4. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1006
5. Ken Willard* (NC) 943
6. Mike Garrett (SCA) 911
7. Jim Albert (OH) 893
8. Jay Wilkinson (DUKE) 887
9. Sherman Lewis (MIST) 880
10. Tony Lorick (AZST) 874
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Darryl Hill (MD) 15
2. Dave Casinelli (MEM) 14
  Cosmo Iacavazzi (PRIN) 14
4. Terry Isaacson (AF) 13
5. Jay Wilkinson (DUKE) 11
6. Benny Nelson (AL) 10
  John Sai* (NAVY) 10
  Ken Waldrop (ARMY) 10
  Sonny Utz (VATECH) 10
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 10
  Tom Longsworth (MIAOH) 10
  Don Trull (BAY) 10
Total Plays
1. Don Trull (BAY) 406
2. George Mira (MIAFL) 393
3. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 360
4. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 335
5. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 321
6. Dick Shiner (MD) 314
7. Larry Rakestraw (GA) 311
8. Terry Isaacson (AF) 309
9. Tom LaFramboise (LOU) 297
10. Craig Morton (CA) 294
Total Yards
1. George Mira (MIAFL) 2318
2. Don Trull (BAY) 2276
3. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 2073
4. Jerry Rhome (TLS) 1976
5. Terry Isaacson (AF) 1747
6. Bob Berry (OR) 1733
7. Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 1712
8. Bill Munson (UTST) 1709
9. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 1611
10. Jack Concannon (BC) 1609
Total Touchdowns
1. Don Trull (BAY) 23
2. Henry Schichtle (WICHST) 19
  Bob Berry (OR) 19
  Archie Roberts (COLMB) 19
5. Terry Isaacson (AF) 18
6. Roger Staubach* (NAVY) 16
  Gordon Queen (ORST) 16
8. Scotty Glacken (DUKE) 15
  Bill Munson (UTST) 15
  Jimmy Sidle (AUB) 15