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1963 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ACC co-champion
Gator Bowl champion
Gator Bowl, W 35–0 vs. Air Force
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
1963 record9–2 (6–1 ACC)
Head coachJim Hickey (5th season)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
North Carolina § 6 1 0     9 2 0
NC State § 6 1 0     8 3 0
Clemson 5 2 0     5 4 1
Duke 5 2 0     5 4 1
Maryland 2 5 0     3 7 0
South Carolina 1 5 1     1 8 1
Wake Forest 1 5 0     1 9 0
Virginia 0 5 1     2 7 1
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1963 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season.[2] The Tar Heels were led by fifth-year head coach Jim Hickey and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing as co-champions with a league record of 6–1.

Bob Lacey led the ACC in receiving with 48 catches for 533 yards. He was selected as a first-team All-American by the Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America and NEA.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 21VirginiaW 11–7
September 28at Michigan State*L 0–31
October 5at Wake ForestW 21–0
October 12at MarylandW 14–7
October 19NC State
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 31–10
October 26at South CarolinaW 7–0
November 2Georgia*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 28–7
November 9Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 7–11
November 16Miami (FL)*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 27–16
November 28at DukeW 16–14
December 28vs. Air Force*W 35–0
  • *Non-conference game

ReferencesEdit

Template:Atlantic Coast Conference football champions


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