1962 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Eight champion
Orange Bowl, L 0–17 vs. Alabama
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 8
Record8–3 (7–0 Big 8)
Head coach
Captains
  • Leon Cross
  • Wayne Lee
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 61,724)
Seasons
← 1961
1963 →
1962 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 Oklahoma $ 7 0 0 8 3 0
Missouri 5 1 1 8 1 2
Nebraska 5 2 0 9 2 0
Kansas 4 2 1 6 3 1
Iowa State 3 4 0 5 5 0
Oklahoma State 2 5 0 4 6 0
Colorado 1 6 0 2 8 0
Kansas State 0 7 0 0 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1962 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the Big Eight Conference during the 1962 NCAA University Division football season. In their sixteenth season under head coach Bud Wilkinson, the Sooners were 8–2 in the regular season (7–0 in conference) and played their home games on campus at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium in Norman, Oklahoma.

In the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day, the Sooners were shut out 17–0 by fifth-ranked Alabama and finished at 8–3.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 22Syracuse*W 7–354,600
September 29Notre Dame*
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
CBSL 7–1360,640
October 13vs. No. 2 Texas*CBSL 6–975,504
October 20at KansasW 13–738,540
October 27Kansas State
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 47–045,085
November 3at ColoradoW 62–027,871
November 10at Iowa StateW 41–015,391
November 17No. 6 Missouri
W 13–062,181
November 24NebraskaNo. 10
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
W 34–658,768
December 1at Oklahoma StateNo. 8W 37–635,727
January 1, 1963vs. No. 5 Alabama*No. 8L 0–1773,380
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[1]

Roster

Rankings

See also: 1962 NCAA University Division football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked.
Week
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Postseason

NFL draft

Three Sooners were selected in the 1963 NFL Draft.[2]

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Jim Cook Guard 8 101 St. Louis Cardinals
Dennis Ward Tackle 9 116 Philadelphia Eagles
Paul Lea Back 14 185 St. Louis Cardinals

Staff

After the season in early January, 31-year-old assistant coach Eddie Crowder, a former Sooner quarterback, was hired as head coach at the University of Colorado, also a member of the Big Eight.[3][4][5]

References

  1. ^ "SoonerSports.com". Archived from the original on November 4, 2012. Retrieved October 25, 2012.
  2. ^ "1963 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "Crowder signs 5-year Colorado U. grid pact". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). UPI. January 2, 1963. p. 6B.
  4. ^ "Crowder names 3 assistants". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). UPI. January 4, 1963. p. B7.
  5. ^ "Crowder gets job as CU grid coach with five-year pact". Lawrence Daily Journal-World. (Kansas). Associated Press. January 2, 1963. p. 14.