|1963 Washington Huskies football|
|Conference||Athletic Association of Western Universities|
|1963 record||6–5 (4–1 AAWU)|
|Home stadium||Husky Stadium|
|1963 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1963 Washington Huskies football team was an American football team that represented the University of Washington during the 1963 NCAA University Division football season. Under seventh-year head coach Jim Owens, the team lost their first three games, compiled a 6–4 record in the regular season, and won the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, a.k.a. "Big Six") at 4–1.
On New Year's Day at the Rose Bowl, the Huskies led early but lost 17–7 to third-ranked Illinois. It was the third Rose Bowl for Washington under Owens and their first loss; they had won consecutive games in January 1960 and 1961. The Huskies did not return to Pasadena for fourteen years, a victory in January 1978 in head coach Don James' third season.
|September 21||at Air Force*||No. 10||L 7–10||23,542|
|September 28||at No. 10 Pittsburgh*||L 6–13||27,136|
|October 5||Iowa*||L 7–17||55,942|
|October 12||Oregon State*||W 34–7||53,827|
|October 19||Stanford||W 19–11||54,213|
|October 26||at Oregon*||W 26–19||35,690|
|November 2||USC||W 22–7||55,738|
|November 9||at California||W 39–26||37,000|
|November 16||at UCLA||L 0–14||30,398|
|November 30||Washington State||W 16–0||57,300|
|January 1, 1964||vs. No. 3 Illinois*||L 7–17||96,957|
- The final regular season game (Apple Cup) was postponed a week following the assassination of President Kennedy.
Professional football draft selections
Two University of Washington Huskies were selected in the 1964 NFL Draft, which lasted twenty rounds with 280 selections. One Husky was selected in the 1964 AFL Draft, which lasted twenty six rounds with 208 selections.
|= Husky Hall of Fame|
|NFL||Jake Kupp||Guard||9||4||Dallas Cowboys|
|NFL||Rick Sortun||Guard||12||10||St. Louis Cardinals|
|AFL||Jerry Knoll||Tackle||18||2||Kansas City Chiefs|
- "Huskies skirt Cougar ends on way to Rose Bowl spot". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). December 2, 1963. p. 20.
- ""Unwanted" Huskies ready for clash with Illini". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. December 31, 1963. p. 10.
- "Sophomore sparks 3rd Illini victory". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. January 2, 1964. p. 14.
- "Washington Yearly Results (1960-1964)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved December 14, 2015.
- Reichler, Joe (November 24, 1963). "National athletic activities halted as saddened citizens mourn death". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. p. 1, sports.
- Missildine, Harry (November 24, 1963). "Big Six presidents commended for action". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
- ""Day of Decision" arrives for Big Six". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). November 29, 1963. p. 11.
- "1964 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "1964 AFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 17, 2019.
- "The Husky Hall of Fame". gohuskies.com. Retrieved October 8, 2019.
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