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1963 USC Trojans football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1963 record7–3 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coachJohn McKay (4th season)
CaptainPete Beathard
CaptainWillie Brown
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 123,538, grass)
Seasons
← 1962
1964 →
1963 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Washington 4 1 0     6 5 0
USC 3 1 0     7 3 0
UCLA 2 2 0     2 8 0
Washington State 1 1 0     3 6 1
California 1 3 0     4 5 1
Stanford 1 4 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1963 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1963 college football season. In their fourth year under head coach John McKay, the Trojans compiled a 7–3 record (3–1 against conference opponents), finished in second place in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU or Big 6), and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 207 to 114.[1]

Quarterback Pete Beathard was one of the team's two captains and led the team, completing 66 of 140 passes for 944 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions. Mike Garrett led the team in rushing with 128 carries for 833 yards. Team co-captain Willie Brown led the team in receiving with 34 catches for 448 yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 21at Colorado*No. 1W 14–027,000
September 28No. 3 Oklahoma*No. 1L 12–1739,345
October 4Michigan State*No. 8
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 13–1059,137
October 12at Notre Dame*No. 7L 14–1759,135
October 19No. 4 Ohio State*
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 32–361,883
October 26at CaliforniaW 36–641,000
November 2at WashingtonL 7–2255,738
November 9Stanforddagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 25–1157,035
November 15Oregon State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 28–2230,846
November 30UCLA
W 26–682,460
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game


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