1963 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team
|1963 Mississippi State Bulldogs football|
|1963 record||7–2–2 (4–1–2 SEC)|
|Head coach||Paul E. Davis (2nd year)|
|1963 SEC football standings|
|#7 Ole Miss $||5||–||0||–||1||7||–||1||–||2|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1963 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1963 college football season. Although the Bulldogs were picked to come in last in the SEC in the preseason, they finished 4–1–2 in the conference and qualified for the Liberty Bowl, the first nationally televised game in school history. The Liberty Bowl, played in 15 degree weather, was described by longtime radio broadcaster Jack Cristil as "colder than a pawnbroker's heart." Head coach Paul Davis was named SEC Coach of the Year in honor of the team's surprise success.
|September 21||Howard*||Scott Field • Starkville, MS||W 43–0|
|September 28||at Florida||Florida Field • Gainesville, FL||T 9–9|
|October 5||at Tennessee||Neyland Stadium • Knoxville, TN||W 7–0|
|October 12||Tulane||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||W 31–10|
|October 19||Houston*||Scott Field • Starkville, MS||W 20–0|
|October 26||at Memphis State*||Crump Stadium • Memphis, TN||L 10–17|
|November 2||at No. 7 Alabama||Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry)||L 19–20|
|November 9||No. 5 Auburn||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS||W 13–10|
|November 16||LSU||Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Rivalry)||W 7–6|
|November 30||No. 3 Ole Miss||Scott Field • Starkville, MS (Egg Bowl)||T 10–10|
|December 21||vs. North Carolina State*||Philadelphia Stadium • Philadelphia, PA (Liberty Bowl)||W 16–12|
|*Non-conference game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.|
- "You can't measure heart". HailState.com. 2013-10-15.
- "1963 Liberty Bowl champs to celebrate 50th anniversary Saturday". MSState.edu. 2013-10-07.
- 2011 Mississippi State Football Media Guide, p. 116
- College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 26, 2015