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1963 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1963 record7–3
Head coachRip Engle (14th season)
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 46,284)
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 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Pennsylvania State University in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. Led by fourteenth-year head coach Rip Engle, the Nittany Lions were 7–3 and were 16th in the final coaches' poll. Home games were played on campus at Beaver Stadium in University Park; Penn State was independent in football until 1993.

The Nittany Lions were led on the field in 1963 by fifth-year senior quarterback Pete Liske,[1][2] who had been selected in the NFL and AFL drafts the previous December and went on to play a dozen seasons in pro football. The regular season finale against rival Pittsburgh was postponed two weeks following the assassination of President Kennedy.[3][4][5][6]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21at OregonW 17–730,355
September 28UCLAW 17–1434.800
October 5Ricedagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA [9]
W 28–738,200
October 12ArmyNo. 9
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA [10]
L 7–1048,850
October 19at SyracuseL 0–939,687
October 26West Virginia
W 20–945,750
November 2at MarylandW 17–1535,500
November 9at No. 10 Ohio StateW 10–783,519
November 16Holy Cross
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA [15]
W 28–1424,200
December 7at No. 4 PittsburghL 21–2252,349
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 20, 1963). "Ducks open against Penn State". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 3B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=nhhWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EOMDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6936%2C3849596.
  2. 2.0 2.1 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.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Jordan, Jimmy (November 22, 1963). "57,331 sellout for Pitt-Penn State tilt". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: p. 25. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=kp1RAAAAIBAJ&sjid=YGwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6642%2C3627863.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Jordan, Jimmy (December 7, 1963). "55,000 to see Pitt battle Penn State at stadium today". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=a8ZaAAAAIBAJ&sjid=OmwDAAAAIBAJ&pg=7316%2C1189762.
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Pitt rallies to edge Penn State 22-21". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 40. December 8, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yBMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Z5wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4147%2C4239378.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Penn State Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/p/penn_state/1960-1964_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  7. "Penn State edges UCLA on field goal, 17-14". Reading Eagle. Associated Press (Pennsylvania): p. 59. September 29, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OBArAAAAIBAJ&sjid=5JsFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4734%2C6417206.
  8. McHugh, Roy (September 29, 1963). "Penn State squeezes". Pittsburgh Press: p. 1, sec. 4. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=oLcpAAAAIBAJ&sjid=9E4EAAAAIBAJ&pg=6264%2C4737622.
  9. "Penn State gridders trounce Rice by 28-7". Reading Eagle. Associated Press (Pennsylvania): p. 57. October 6, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=DxcrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B5wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4269%2C2614051.
  10. "Army hands Penn State first defeat, 10-7". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 63. October 13, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=FhcrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=B5wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1984%2C6213348.
  11. "Syracuse shuts out Penn State". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 53. October 20, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=wRkrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aJwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5646%2C2613653.
  12. "Weber nets TD as Penn State defeats Mounts". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 33. October 27, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=yBkrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=aJwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=2121%2C5904326.
  13. "Penn State edges Maryland in 17-15 battle". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 41. November 3, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OhMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d5wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4190%2C969426.
  14. "Underdog Penn State nips Ohio State, 10-7". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 34. November 10, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=QRMrAAAAIBAJ&sjid=d5wFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4551%2C4557478.
  15. "Penn State trounces Holy Cross". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 37. November 17, 1963. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=KY4jAAAAIBAJ&sjid=FZwFAAAAIBAJ&pg=5207%2C1261852.

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