1963 Ole Miss Rebels football
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, L 7–12 vs. Alabama
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 7
APNo. 7
Record7–1–2 (5–0–1 SEC)
Head coach
CaptainKenny Dill
Whaley Hall[1]
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
(Capacity: 34,500)
Crump Stadium
(Capacity: 25,000)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Ole Miss $ 5 0 1 7 1 2
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0 9 2 0
No. 8 Alabama 6 2 0 9 2 0
Mississippi State 4 1 2 7 2 2
LSU 4 2 0 7 4 0
Georgia Tech 4 3 0 7 3 0
Florida 3 3 1 6 3 1
Tennessee 3 5 0 5 5 0
Georgia 2 4 0 4 5 1
Vanderbilt 0 5 2 1 7 2
Kentucky 0 5 1 3 6 1
Tulane 0 6 1 1 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season.[2] The Rebels were led by 17th-year head coach Johnny Vaught and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi. Ole Miss were champions of the Southeastern Conference, finishing the regular season with a record of 7–0–2 (5–0–1 SEC) and ranked 7th in the final AP Poll. They were invited to the 1964 Sugar Bowl, where they lost to fellow SEC member Alabama.

Through the 2021 season, this is Ole Miss' most recent conference championship.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 21at Memphis State*No. 2T 0–031,650[3]
September 28at KentuckyNo. 7W 31–737,500[4]
October 5at Houston*No. 10W 20–630,000[5]
October 19at TulaneNo. 5W 21–017,000[6]
October 26VanderbiltdaggerNo. 5W 27–721,500[7]
November 2at LSUNo. 3CBSW 37–367,500[8]
November 9Tampa*No. 3
  • Hemingway Stadium
  • Oxford, MS
W 41–015,800[9]
November 16vs. TennesseeNo. 3
W 20–027,022[10]
November 30at Mississippi StateNo. 3T 10–1035,218[11]
January 1vs. No. 9 Alabama*No. 7
NBCL 7–1280,785[12]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Personnel

1963 Ole Miss Rebels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 10 Perry Lee Dunn Sr
RB Mike Dennis So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Awards

Perry Lee Dunn - 2nd Team All-SEC (AP, UPI)

References

  1. ^ 2016 Ole Miss Media Guide[permanent dead link]. p. 180
  2. ^ "1963 Ole MIss Football Schedule". August 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "Pure hitting replaces scoring in epic game". The Commercial Appeal. September 22, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Ole Miss displays offensive power in 31–7 slaughter of Kentucky opponent". The Selma Times-Journal. September 29, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Ole Miss skirts Cougar roadblock for 20–6 win". The Birmingham News. October 6, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "State, Rebs top Cougars, Tulane". The Clarion-Ledger. October 20, 1963. Retrieved September 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Rebs preserve privacy rather well". The Commercial Appeal. October 27, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Ole Miss Rebels crush jinx and LSU, 37–3". The Knoxville News-Sentinel. November 3, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Ole Miss Rebs rout little Tampa by 41–0". The Clarion-Ledger. November 10, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Rebels rout Vols". The Bristol Herald Courier. November 17, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Sugar Bowl for Ol' Miss on 10–10 tie". The Des Moines Register. December 1, 1963. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Davis boots Bama over Rebels, 12–7". The Selma Times-Journal. January 2, 1964. Retrieved October 17, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.