|1963 Iowa State Cyclones football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1963 record||4–5 (3–4 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Clay Stapleton (6th season)|
|Home stadium||Clyde Williams Field|
|1963 Big 8 football standings|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1963 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1963 college football season. In their sixth year under head coach Clay Stapleton, the Cyclones compiled a 4–5 record (3–4 against conference opponents), tied for fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 143 to 129. They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.
The regular starting lineup on offense consisted of left end Randy Kidd, left tackle Norm Taylor, left guard Chuck Steimle, center John Berrington, right guard Tim Brown, right tackle John Van Sicklen, right end Larry Hannahs, quarterback Ken Bunte, halfbacks Ozzie Clay and Dick Limerick, and fullback Tom Vaughn. Dave Hoover was the team captain.
The team's statistical leaders included Tom Vaughn with 795 rushing yards, Ken Bunte with 347 passing yards, Dick Limerick with 339 receiving yards and 59 points scored (five touchdowns, five field goals, and 14 extra points). Two Iowa State players were selected as first-team all-conference players: center John Berrington and fullback Tom Vaughn.
|September 21||at California*||L 8–15|
|September 28||VMI*||W 21–6|
|October 5||at Nebraska||L 7–21|
|October 12||at Kansas||W 17–14|
|October 19||at Colorado||W 19–7|
|October 26||Missouri||L 0–7|
|November 2||Oklahoma State||W 33–28|
|November 9||at No. 6 Oklahoma||L 14–24|
|November 16||Kansas State||L 10–21|
- "1963 Iowa State Cyclones Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1963-schedule.html. Retrieved September 21, 2017.
- "2017 Iowa State Football Fact Book". Iowa State University. 2017. p. 156. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/isuni.sidearmsports.com/documents/2015/5/5/Media_Guide.pdf.
- 2017 Fact Book, pp. 112-114.
- "1963 Iowa State Cyclones Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/iowa-state/1963.html. Retrieved September 22, 2017.
- 2017 Fact Book, p. 75.