1963 New Mexico Lobos football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1963 record6–4 (3–1 WAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumUniversity 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 New Mexico Lobos football team represented the University of New Mexico in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. In their fourth season under head coach Bill Weeks, the Lobos compiled a 6–4 record (3–1 against WAC opponents), finished second in the WAC, and outscored opponents, 177 to 143.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Stan Quintana with 221 passing yards, Bucky Stallings with 553 rushing yards, and Claude Ward with 181 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 28Texas Western*W 23–726,836[4]
October 5Utah
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 6–19
October 12at Utah State*L 14–47
October 19at New Mexico State*
L 12–1312,491[5]
October 26Montana*
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 24–6
November 2at Colorado State*W 25–0
November 9Wyoming
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 17–6
November 16Air Force*dagger
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
L 8–30
November 30BYU
  • University Stadium
  • Albuquerque, NM
W 26–0
December 7at ArizonaW 22–1517,000[6]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "1963 New Mexico Lobos Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "2018 New Mexico Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of New Mexico. 2018. p. 141. Retrieved October 30, 2018.
  3. ^ "1963 New Mexico Lobos Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hot Lobos Open Football Season With 23-7 Win: 26,836 See UNM Grind Out Yards On Leaky Defense". Albuquerque Journal. September 29, 1963. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ LeRoy Bearman (October 20, 1963). "Aggies' Second Half Rally Sinks Lobos, 13-12: Lobo Long TD Runs Only Offensive Show In Third Loss In Row". Albuquerque Journal. p. C1 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ LeRoy Bearman (December 8, 1963). "Lobos Stop Arizona to Win WAC Crown". Albuquerque Journal. p. F1 – via Newspapers.com.