PSU season snapshot: 1963

A daily series featuring each Penn State football season from 1947-2019:

Year: 1963

Coach: Rip Engle

Final record: 7-3

Final ranking: UPI No. 16

Regular-season wins: Oregon, UCLA, Rice, West Virginia, Maryland, Ohio State, Holy Cross

Regular-season losses: Army, Syracuse, Pitt

Bowl game: None

Team stat leaders: Gary Klingensmith rushed for 450 yards; Pete Liske passed for 1,117 yards and 10 TDs; Dick Anderson caught 21 passes for 229 yards; Don Caum and Junior Powell each intercepted 4 passes

All-Americans: None

Neil Rudel’s take: Among the more inspirational players in PSU history, Klingensmith was deaf and relied on hand signals and candance but still rushed for 81 yards in the win at No. 10 Ohio State. Nits lost 22-21 at No. 4 Pitt to close season. Though not known for their quarterback development, Liske, like Milt Plum, went on to solid NFL run. Altoona product Tom Kerns was on Army team that again beat the Lions.


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