1963 Sugar Bowl
1234 Total
Ole Miss 01070 17
Arkansas 03100 13
DateJanuary 1, 1963
Season1962
StadiumTulane Stadium
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
MVPGlynn Griffing
RefereeCharles W. Bowen (SEC)
(split crew between SEC & SWC)
Attendance82,096
United States TV coverage
NetworkNBC
Sugar Bowl
 < 1962  1964

The 1963 Sugar Bowl featured the 3rd ranked Ole Miss Rebels, and the 6th ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.

Game summary

Ole Miss took the early 3-0 lead in the second quarter, after a 30-yard Irwin field goal. Arkansas answered with a 30-yard field goal from Tom McKnelly, tying the game at 3-3. Quarterback Glynn Griffing threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Louis Guy, giving Ole Miss a 10-3 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter, Razorback quarterback Billy Moore, who was eventually knocked out of the game by Ole Miss' Buck Randall, found Jesse Branch for a 5-yard touchdown pass that tied the game at 10. Glynn Griffin scored on a 1-yard touchdown run giving Ole Miss a 17-10 lead. A 22-yard Tom McKnelly field goal in the fourth quarter, pulled the Razorbacks to 17-13, but Ole Miss held on for the win. Glynn Griffin was named Sugar Bowl MVP.

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