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1963 Syracuse Orangemen football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
1963 record8–2
Head coachBen Schwartzwalder (15th season)
CaptainRichard Bowman & James Mazurek[1]
Home stadiumArchbold 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 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. The offense scored 255 points while the defense allowed 101 points. Led by head coach Ben Schwartzwalder, the team won eight games. Despite their 8–2 record, they were not invited to a bowl game.

Regular seasonEdit

  • Syracuse played in the final college football game played at Yankee Stadium on Thanksgiving Day. The eighth and final game was played in 1963, with the Orangemen defeating Notre Dame, 14–7. This was a rematch following the teams' controversial 1961 game won by Notre Dame, 17–15.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21Boston CollegeW 32–2130,000
September 28at KansasL 0–1035,000
October 5Holy Cross
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 48–022,000
October 11at UCLAW 29–722,949
October 19Penn State
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
W 9–039,600
October 26Oregon StateNo. NR/12
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 31–830,000
November 2at No. 10/12 PittsburghNo. NR/10L 27–3544,090
November 9West Virginia
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
W 15–1322,000
November 16RichmondNo. NR/18
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 50–020,000
November 28Notre DameW 14–756,972

Source:[1]

1964 NFL DraftEdit

Player Round Pick Position Club
Jim Mazurek 6 78 Tackle Baltimore Colts
Dick Bowman 6 80 Guard St. Louis Cardinals
John Paglio 11 148 Tackle Baltimore Colts
Bob Meehan 13 179 Guard Cleveland Browns
Len Slaby 14 192 Center St. Louis Cardinals
Dave Archer 20 278 Tackle Cleveland Browns
[2]

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