1963 Hofstra Flying Dutchmen football
ConferenceMiddle Atlantic Conference
DivisionCollege–Northern Division
1963 record3–6 (0–0 MAC Northern)
Head coach
Captains
  • Ray DiScala
  • Len Garille
Home stadiumHofstra Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Middle Atlantic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
University
No. 2 Delaware x 4 0 0 8 0 0
Bucknell 3 1 0 6 3 0
Gettysburg 2 2 0 5 4 0
Temple 1 2 0 5 3 1
Lehigh 1 3 0 1 8 0
Lafayette 1 4 0 1 8 0
College–Northern
Upsala x 4 1 0 6 2 0
Wagner 4 1 0 6 3 0
Albright 2 3 0 3 5 0
Moravian 2 4 0 2 4 0
Wilkes 2 5 0 3 5 0
Lycoming 1 5 0 1 7 0
Juniata * 3 1 0 5 3 0
Susquehanna * 2 1 0 8 1 0
Hofstra * 0 0 0 3 6 0
College–Southern
Western Maryland x 4 0 0 6 1 1
Muhlenberg 4 1 0 5 3 0
Dickinson 5 2 0 5 2 0
Swarthmore 4 2 0 4 3 0
Drexel 3 2 0 5 3 0
Lebanon Valley 4 3 0 4 3 0
Pennsylvania Military 3 5 0 3 6 0
Ursinus 2 4 1 2 4 1
Haverford 2 4 0 2 5 0
Franklin & Marshall 1 4 0 1 6 0
Johns Hopkins 0 4 1 0 6 1
West Chester * 0 0 0 7 1 0
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • * – Ineligible for championship due to insufficient conference games
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Hofstra Flying Dutchmen football team was an American football team that represented Hofstra University during the 1963 NCAA College Division football season. Hofstra was nominally a member of the Middle Atlantic Conference, College–Northern Division, but played no games within the division.

In their 14th year under head coach Howard "Howdy" Myers Jr., the Flying Dutchmen compiled a 3–6 record, and were outscored 234 to 219. Ray DiScala and Len Garille were the team captains.[1]

This was Hofstra's last year in the MAC College–Northern Division. Just before the season began, the MAC's executive committee approved Hofstra's transfer to the more competitive University Division, effective in September 1964.[2] In six years of MAC football play, Hofstra had never played enough College Division teams to qualify for the division championship, instead playing mostly local opponents in the New York metropolitan area and New England, as well as several members of the MAC University Division. The 1963 schedule featured no MAC College Division opponents and only one MAC University Division opponent, Temple.

With their first home game of 1963, the Flying Dutchmen opened their new home field, Hofstra Stadium in Hempstead on Long Island, New York.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 21 at Springfield (MA) L 21–41 1,600 [4]
September 28 American International W 34–6 3,000 [3]
October 12 Bridgeportdagger
  • Hofstra Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
W 40–7 4,500 [5]
October 19 at Merchant Marine
W 45–19 [1]
October 26 at Temple L 14–46 9,200 [6]
November 2 at Southern Connecticut
L 25–27 [1]
November 9 Rhode Island
  • Hofstra Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
L 7–23 [1]
November 16 Albion
  • Hofstra Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
L 12–35 2,000 [7]
November 28 C.W. Post
  • Hofstra Stadium
  • Hempstead, NY
L 21–30 6,500 [8]
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ a b c d "All-Time Results". 2009 Hofstra University Football Media Guide. Hempstead, N.Y.: Hofstra University. p. 141. Retrieved January 24, 2021.
  2. ^ "Hofstra Moves Up in Conference". The Scranton Tribune. Scranton, Pa. September 11, 1963. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ a b "Hofstra Routs AIC, 34 to 6". The Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. United Press International. September 29, 1963. p. 86 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Hofstra Upset". Sunday News. New York, N.Y. United Press International. September 22, 1963. p. 150 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Nevins, Pete (October 13, 1963). "Hofstra's Ground Attack Rips UB, 40 to 7". Bridgeport Sunday Post. Bridgeport, Conn. p. D1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Frush, Charlie (October 27, 1963). "Undefeated Temple Rolls over Hofstra as Morelli Stars". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Philadelphia, Pa. p. S1 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Albion College Upsets Hofstra on 5 TD Passes". The Battle Creek Enquirer and News. Battle Creek, Mich. November 17, 1963. sect. 4, p. 3 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "C.W. Post's Late Rally Beats Hofstra, 30-21". Democrat and Chronicle. Rochester, N.Y. Associated Press. November 29, 1963. p. 6D – via Newspapers.com.