1964 Memphis State Tigers football
ConferenceIndependent
1964 record5–4
Head coach
CaptainChuck Brooks, Bob Finnamore
Home stadiumCrump Stadium
Seasons
← 1963
1965 →
1964 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Notre Dame     9 1 0
Florida State     9 1 1
Colgate     7 2 0
Georgia Tech     7 3 0
Syracuse     7 4 0
Villanova     6 2 0
Boston College     6 3 0
Southern Miss     6 3 0
New Mexico State     6 4 0
Penn State     6 4 0
Memphis State     5 4 0
Utah State     5 4 1
Holy Cross     5 5 0
Buffalo     4 4 1
Colorado State     5 6 0
Air Force     4 5 1
Miami (FL)     4 5 1
Xavier     4 5 1
Army     4 6 0
Idaho     4 6 0
West Texas State     4 6 0
San Jose State     4 6 0
Pittsburgh     3 5 2
Navy     3 6 1
Dayton     3 7 0
Detroit     3 7 0
Boston University     2 7 0
Houston     2 6 1
Texas Western     0 8 2
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1964 Memphis State Tigers football team represented Memphis State College (now known as the University of Memphis) as an independent during the 1964 NCAA University Division football season. In its seventh season under head coach Billy J. Murphy, the team compiled a 5–4 record and outscored opponents by a total of 173 to 103. Chuck Brooks and Bob Finnamore were the team captains.[1][2] The team played its home games at Crump Stadium in Memphis, Tennessee.

The team's statistical leaders included Billy Fletcher with 921 passing yards and 367 rushing yards, Ray Farmer with 222 receiving yards, and John Wallace Wright with 24 points scored.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 19at No. 1 Ole MissL 0–30
October 3at TampaW 13–0
October 10Southern MissdaggerL 14–2018,005[4]
October 17West Texas State
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 41–0
October 24McNeese State
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 23–0
October 31Wake Forest
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 23–1414,187
November 7at TulsaL 7–19
November 14Louisvilledagger
  • Crump Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 34–0
November 21at Southern MissL 18–209,000[5]
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1964 Memphis Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  2. ^ "Memphis Football 2019 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Memphis. p. 270. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  3. ^ "1964 Memphis Tigers Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 16, 2020.
  4. ^ "Tigers take 20–14 loss". The Tennessean. October 11, 1964. Retrieved March 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Southern pulls out last minute win over Tigers". The Clarion-Ledger. November 22, 1964. Retrieved March 21, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.