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1963 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1963 record9–2
Head coachWayne Hardin (5th season)
CaptainThomas Lynch
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Memphis State         9 0 1
No. 4 Pittsburgh         9 1 0
No. 2 Navy         9 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 0
Utah State         8 2 0
Oregon         8 3 0
Penn State         7 3 0
Army         7 3 0
Air Force         7 4 0
Boston College         6 3 0
Buffalo         5 3 1
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]         5 3 1
Idaho         5 4 0
Villanova         5 4 0
Oregon State         5 5 0
San Jose State         5 5 0
Xavier         5 4 1
Florida State         4 5 1
Texas Western         4 5 0
Colgate         3 4 1
New Mexico State         3 6 1
Rutgers         3 6 0
Colorado State         3 7 0
Louisville         3 7 0
Miami (FL)         3 7 0
Texas Western         3 7 0
Detroit         2 6 1
Holy Cross         2 6 1
Notre Dame         2 7 0
Pacific (CA)         2 8 0
Houston         2 8 0
Boston University         1 6 1
Dayton         1 7 2
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy in the 1963 college football season. The Midshipmen were led by head coach Wayne Hardin in his fifth year, finished the year with an overall record of nine wins and two losses and with a loss against Texas in the Cotton Bowl Classic.

Quarterback Roger Staubach won the Heisman Trophy and the Maxwell Award while leading the Midshipmen to a 9–1 regular season record and a final ranking of No. #2 in the nation. He led Navy to victory over their annual rivalry with Notre Dame, which would be the Midshipmen's last win over Notre Dame until 2007. In the Crab Bowl Classic, Navy defeated Maryland by a score of 42–7. There was talk of cancelling the 1963 Army-Navy game in the aftermath of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, but his widow, Jacqueline, insisted that the game should be played. No. 2 Navy accepted an invitation to play in the 1964 Cotton Bowl Classic versus No. 1 Texas, the second No. 1 versus No. 2 bowl game in college football history.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21at West VirginiaNo. 9W 51–7
September 28William & MarydaggerNo. 5W 28–0
October 5at MichiganNo. 6W 26–1355,877
October 11at SMUNo. 4L 28–3237,000
October 19vs. VMINo. 10W 21–12
October 26No. 3 PittsburghNo. 10
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 24–12
November 2at Notre DameNo. 4W 35–1459,362
November 9MarylandNo. 4
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD (rivalry)
W 42–7
November 16at DukeNo. 2W 38–25
December 7vs. ArmyNo. 2W 21–15
January 1, 1964vs. No. 1 TexasNo. 2
L 6–2875,300
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1963 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Staubach, RogerRoger Staubach Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Roger Staubach Quarterback 10 129 Dallas Cowboys

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Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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