1963 Arizona Wildcats football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1963 record5–5 (2–2 WAC)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Captains
  • Ted Christy (FB)
  • Jerry Zeman (T)
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Arizona State $ 3 0 0     8 1 0
New Mexico 3 1 0     6 4 0
Arizona 2 2 0     5 5 0
Utah 2 2 0     4 6 0
Wyoming 2 3 0     6 4 0
BYU 0 4 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1963 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth season under head coach Jim LaRue, the Wildcats compiled a 5–5 record (2–2 in WAC, tie for third), and were outscored 166 to 136. The team captains were fullback Ted Christy and tackle Jerry Zeman,[1][2] and their seven home games were played on campus at Arizona Stadium in Tucson.

The team's statistical leaders included Bill Brechler with 550 passing yards, Jim Oliver with 214 rushing yards, and Rickie Harris with 173 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21Utah State*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 0–4325,000[4]
September 28BYU
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 33–7[5][6][7]
October 5at Washington State*L 2–718,200[8][9][10][11]
October 12Texas Western*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 13–724,300[12]
October 19Oregon*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 12–2816,000[13][14]
October 26at West Texas State*W 6–3[15]
November 2Wyoming
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 15–710,000[16]
November 9Idaho*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 34–717,000[17][18]
November 30at Arizona StateL 6–3541,141[19]
December 7New Mexico
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ (rivalry)
L 15–2217,000[20]
  • *Non-conference game

Season notes

References

  1. ^ "1963 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. pp. 102, 106. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "1963 Arizona Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  4. ^ Ferguson, George (September 23, 1963). "Knap's Ag debut 'great'". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. D2.
  5. ^ Miller, Hack (September 27, 1963). "BYU ready for Arizona". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. C1.
  6. ^ "Rockies: Arizona, 33-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 29, 1963. p. 2B.
  7. ^ Miller, Hack (September 30, 1963). "Were the Cougars oversold?". Deseret News. (Salt Lake City, Utah). p. C1.
  8. ^ "Wildcats vs. Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). (rosters). October 5, 1963. p. 1.
  9. ^ Johnson, Bob (October 5, 1963). "Cougars favord in game tonight". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 8.
  10. ^ Missildine, Harry (October 6, 1963). "Clancy's sparkling spirit wins for Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
  11. ^ "WSU wins; San Jose next". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). October 7, 1963. p. 11.
  12. ^ "Rockies: Arizona, 13-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 13, 1963. p. 2B.
  13. ^ Leutzinger, Dick (October 18, 1963). "How good is Arizona?". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 2B.
  14. ^ Leutzinger, Dick (October 20, 1963). "Renfro biggest 'ham' in victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
  15. ^ "Arizona, 6-3". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 27, 1963. p. 4B.
  16. ^ "Arizona nails 15-7 setback on Wyoming". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 3, 1963. p. 5B.
  17. ^ "Idaho-Arizona din promised". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 9, 1963. p. 9.
  18. ^ "Arizona wallops Idaho eleven, 34-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 10, 1963. p. 4B.
  19. ^ "Arizona State defeats Arizona". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. December 1, 1963. p. 4B.
  20. ^ LeRoy Bearman (December 8, 1963). "Lobos Stop Arizona to Win WAC Crown". Albuquerque Journal. p. F1 – via Newspapers.com.