1963 Texas Longhorns Football Team
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1963 Texas Longhorns Football Team
1963 Texas Longhorns football
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Consensus national champion
Southwest Conference champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 1[1]
APNo. 1[1]
1963 record11-0 (7-0 SWC)
Head coachDarrell Royal (7th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 60,130)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Texas $ 7 0 0     11 0 0
Baylor 6 1 0     8 3 0
Rice 4 3 0     6 4 0
Arkansas 3 4 0     5 5 0
TCU 2 4 1     4 5 1
Texas Tech 2 5 0     5 5 0
SMU 2 5 0     4 7 0
Texas A&M 1 5 1     2 7 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Texas Longhorns football team represented the University of Texas at Austin in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. The Longhorns won their first national championship. Tommy Nobis was the only sophomore starter, and was an important participant on the Longhorns' 1963 team, which defeated #2 Navy led by Heisman Trophy winner Roger Staubach in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic, 28-6.

Schedule

After defeating Baylor in their eighth game, the Longhorns became the only major team with no losses and no ties in college football.[2] After defeating their first nine opponents, the Longhorns clinched the Southwestern Conference title and a spot in the Cotton Bowl.[3] The Longhorns ended up finishing the regular season with a 10-0 record and defeated #2 Navy in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic, 28-6. Texas was the consensus national champion before the game with #2 Navy,[4] regardless of the outcome because the AP Poll and UPI Poll did not release polls after bowl games until years later. However, the win ensured that there would be no dispute as had happened in other years when #1 teams lost their bowl games.

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 208:00 p.m.at Tulane*No. 5W 21-018,000
September 287:30 p.m.Texas TechNo. 4W 49-754,000
October 57:30 p.m.Oklahoma State*No. 3
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 34-748,000
October 122:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 Oklahoma*No. 2CBSW 28-775,504
October 197:30 p.m.at ArkansasNo. 1W 17-1341,000
October 267:30 p.m.RiceNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 10-664,130
November 22:00 p.m.at SMUNo. 1W 17-1259,000
November 92:00 p.m.BaylorNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX
W 7-064,530
November 162:00 p.m.TCUNo. 1
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Austin, TX (rivalry)
W 17-058,000
November 282:00 p.m.at Texas A&MNo. 1CBSW 15-1341,820
January 1, 19641:00 p.m.vs. No. 2 Navy*No. 1
CBSW 28-675,300
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

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1963 Longhorns in the NFL

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise Source
Scott Appleton Defensive Tackle 1 4 Dallas Cowboys[note 1] [6][7]
Duke Carlisle Back 5 60 Green Bay Packers [8]
Walter (Sandy) Sands End 12 159 Minnesota Vikings [9]

Ernie Koy, Jr. and Olen Underwood would be selected in the 1964 NFL Draft, while Tommy Nobis would be selected in the 1965 NFL Draft.

Awards and honors

Notes

  1. ^ Appleton was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys. Dallas traded their rights to Appleton to the Pittsburgh Steelers for Buddy Dial. The Houston Oilers ended up signing Appleton.

References

  1. ^ a b "Longhorns Top Both Grid Polls". The Milwaukee Sentinel, via Google News. Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Sentinel Wire Services. December 3, 1963.
  2. ^ "Texas Conquers Baylor, 7 to 0". Star-News, via Google News. Wilmington, North Carolina. United Press International. November 9, 1963.
  3. ^ "Texas Blanks TCU, 17-0: Longhorns Clinch Bowl Spot". Youngstown Vindicator, via Google News. Youngstown, Ohio. United Press International. November 17, 1963.
  4. ^ "Texas Must Beat Navy to Prove No. 1 Ranking". The Morning Record, via Google News. Meriden, Connecticut. Associated Press. December 11, 1963.
  5. ^ All-Time Results 12/29/2012 Archived 2011-09-02 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Steelers Working Hard for Appleton's Signature". The Victoria Advocate, via Google News. Victoria, Texas. Associated Press. January 7, 1964.
  7. ^ a b "Houston Oilers Sign Appleton". Star-News, via Google News. Wilmington, North Carolina. United Press International. February 2, 1964.
  8. ^ "Packers Sign Duke Carlisle". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, via Google News. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Associated Press. January 14, 1964.
  9. ^ "Minnesota Signs End from Texas". The Miami News, via Google News. Miami, Florida. Associated Press. January 2, 1965.
  10. ^ "NCAA Football Award Winners" (pdf). National Collegiate Athletic Association. 2010. p. 7.

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