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1963 Oregon Webfoots football
Sun Bowl champion
Sun Bowl, W 21–14 vs. SMU
ConferenceIndependent
1963 record8–3
Head coachLen Casanova (13th season)
MVPMel Renfro
CaptainLarry Hill
CaptainDick Imwalle
CaptainMel Renfro
Home stadiumHayward Field
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
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 Oregon Webfoots represented the University of Oregon in the 1963 college football season. The Webfoots were an independent and scored 274 points and allowed 153 points. Led by thirteenth-year head coach Len Casanova, the Ducks were 7–3 in the regular season and won the Sun Bowl over SMU on New Year's Eve.[1][2][3]

Notable players included Mel Renfro, Dave Wilcox, H. D. Murphy, and Bob Berry, all selected in the 1964 NFL Draft.[4] Berry was a redshirt junior and played another season for Oregon in 1964. Renfro and Wilcox are members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Murphy was selected late and never played in the NFL; he played in the up-and-coming Continental Football League.

Following the disbandment of the Pacific Coast Conference, both Oregon and Oregon State were independent in football for five seasons, from 1959 through 1963. Both joined the AAWU (Pac-8) for the 1964 season. The Pac-8 had bowl restrictions (Rose Bowl only) until 1975; the Ducks' next postseason appearance was at the 1989 Independence Bowl.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 218:00 pmPenn StateL 7–1730,355
September 281:30 pmat StanfordW 36–731,000
October 511:30 amat West VirginiaW 35–024,000
October 121:30 pmIdahoW 41–2119,200
October 191:30 pmat ArizonaW 28–1216,000
October 262:00 pmWashington
L 19–2635,690
November 21:30 pmSan Jose State
  • Hayward Field
  • Eugene, Oregon [9]
L 7–1314,000
November 91:30 pmat Washington StateW 21–713,000
November 161:30 pmIndiana
  • Multnomah Stadium
  • Portland, Oregon [11]
W 28–2219,051
November 301:30 pmOregon State
W 31–1420,700
December 311:00 pmvs. SMUW 21–1426,500

Source:[13]

RosterEdit

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following Oregon players were selected in the 1964 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Mel Renfro Defensive back 2 17 Dallas Cowboys
Dave Wilcox Linebacker 329 San Francisco 49ers
Bob Berry Quarterback 11 142 Philadelphia Eagles
H.D. Murphy Halfback 19 256 Dallas Cowboys

Source:[4][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Oregon's fast start trips SMU, 21-14". Milwaukee Sentinel. UPI: p. 8, part 2. January 1, 1964. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=jvsjAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QxEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=5424%2C211625.
  2. "Berry leads Ducks to sunny 21-14 win". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 13. January 1, 1964. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=pzlWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=HekDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7052%2C97269.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Uhrhammer, Jerry (January 1, 1964). "Berry leads Oregon to 21-14 Sun Bowl win". Eugene Register-Guard ((Oregon)): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=8eoxAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EuMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5745%2C75008.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Four Webfoots drafted by NFL". Eugene Register-Guard. AP, UPI reports (Oregon): p. 1B. December 3, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FpwRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=a-MDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6811%2C590201.
  5. Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 22, 1963). "Penn State outpunches Oregon in opener, 17-7". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oBhWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EOMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6322%2C4081324.
  6. "Ducks dump Mountaineers". Spokesman-Review. Associated Press (Spokane, Washington): p. 4, sports. October 6, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=-rZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7OgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5358%2C1909815.
  7. Leutzinger, Dick (October 13, 1963). "Renfro leads Oregon to win". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=AhlWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BeMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5558%2C1970757.
  8. Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 22, 1963). "Game almost had a storybook climax". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 3B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DxlWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=BeMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6215%2C4430477.
  9. Leutzinger, Dick (November 3, 1963). "Helpless Ducks fall, 13-7". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QvxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UuMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5527%2C244994.
  10. Leutzinger, Dick (November 10, 1963). "Oregon rebounds against WSU to win, 21-7". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=SfxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UuMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5549%2C1534581.
  11. Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 17, 1963). "Murphy's catch brings Oregon 28-22 win". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=UPxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UuMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5768%2C2914561.
  12. "31-14". Eugene Register=Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. December 1, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FJwRAAAAIBAJ&sjid=a-MDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2270%2C35489.
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  14. "Events postponed, cancelled". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press (Oregon): p. 1B. November 23, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VvxVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=UuMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3275%2C4193099.
  15. Missildine, Harry (November 24, 1963). "Big Six presidents commended for action". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=3bZWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=GukDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6452%2C2840009.
  16. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1964.htm
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