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1963 Kansas Jayhawks football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1963 record5–5 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coachJack Mitchell (6th season)
CaptainKen Coleman, Pete Quatrochi
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Nebraska 7 0 0     10 1 0
#9 Oklahoma 6 1 0     8 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 3 0
Kansas 3 4 0     5 5 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Colorado 2 5 0     2 8 0
Kansas State 1 5 0     2 7 0
Oklahoma State 0 6 0     1 8 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1963 college football season. In their sixth season under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks compiled a 5–5 record (3–4 against conference opponents), tied for fourth in the Big Eight Conference, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 207 to 122.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Gale Sayers with 917 rushing yards and 155 receiving yards and Steve Renko with 505 passing yards.[3] Ken Coleman and Pete Quatrochi were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21at TCU*L 6–10
September 28Syracuse*W 10–0
October 5at Wyoming*W 25–21
October 12Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 14–17
October 19at No. 6 OklahomaL 18–21
October 26Oklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 41–7
November 2Kansas State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
W 34–0
November 9at NebraskaL 9–23
November 16at ColoradoW 43–14
November 30Missouri
L 7–9
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1963 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1963-schedule.html. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 184.
  3. "1963 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kansas/1963.html. Retrieved September 20, 2017.
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