1964 Football Team

Overall Record: 9-1 Conference Record: 6-1
Conference Finish: 1st place
National Ranking: AP - No. 4, UPI - No. 4
Coach: Chalmers "Bump" Elliott
Captain: Jim Conley
All-Americans: Robert Timberlake, William Yearby
All-Conference: Bob Timberlake, Jim Conley, Bill Yearby, Tom Cecchini
Most Valuable Player: Bob Timberlake
Meyer Morton Award: Tom Mack
John Maulbetsch Award: Clayton Wilhite
Trainer: Jim Hunt
Assistant coaches: Don Dufek, Dennis Fitzgerald, Henry Fonde, Robert Holloway, Tony Mason, Jack Nelson
Manager: Bob Evans

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Air Force Academy   -/- 09/26 H W 24-7 69,888
Navy  8/6 10/03 H W 21-0 70,608
Michigan State  7/9 10/10 A W 17-10 78,234
Purdue  5/- 10/17 H L 20-21 60,924
Minnesota (HC)   -/- 10/24 H W 19-12 61,859
Northwestern   -/- 10/31 H W 35-0 54,615
Illinois   -/- 11/07 H W 21-6 62,415
Iowa  6/- 11/14 A W 34-20 56,791
Ohio State  6/7 11/21 A W 10-0 84,685
Oregon State  4/8 01/01 1 W 34-7 100,423
Totals235-83 700,442

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1 - Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
left end Jim Conley (4)
Steve Smith (3)
Ben Farabee (3)
left tackle Charles Kines (8)
John Yanz (2)
left guard David Butler (8)
Arnold Simkus (2)
center Brian Patchen (7)
Thomas Cecchini (2)
Frank Nunley
right guard John Marcum (8)
Bill Keating
Bob Mielke
right tackle Tom Mack (7)
Bill Yearby (3)
right end John Henderson (7)
Bill Laskey (3)
quarterback Bob Timberlake (10)
fullback Melvin Anthony (6)
Dick Sygar (4)
left halfback Jim Detwiler (6)
Rick Volk (4)
right halfback Carl Ward (6)
Dick Rindfuss (3)
Dick Wells

View full 1964 roster (from all-time roster database, includes non-lettermen and freshmen)


1964 Team Photo

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[Note: photo includes only varsity letter winners]

Back Row
Don Dufek*, Jack Nelson*, Bob Hollway*, Mike Bass, Dave Fisher, Dick Wells, Tony Mason*, Carl Ward, Henry Fonde*
4th Row
Dennis Fitzgerald*, Louis Lee, Jeff Hoyne, Bill Keating, Frank Nunley, Craig Kirby, Charles Kines, Barry Dehlin, Don Bailey, Rick Sygar, student manager Bob Evans
3rd Row
Bill Yearby, Tom Mack, Jim Detwiler, Clayton Wilhite, Arnold Simkus, Steve Smith, Rick Volk, Bob Mielke, Stan Kemp, Dave Butler
2nd Row
Mike Gorte, Forest Evashevski, Gerald Mader, Ben Farabee, John Henderson, John Yanz, Dick Rindfuss, Bill Muir, Dick Hahn
Front Row
Bill Laskey, Bob Timberlake, Fritz Crisler, captain Jim Conley, coach Chalmers (Bump) Elliott, Tom Cecchini, Mel Anthony, Brian Patchen, John Marcum
* assistant coaches

1964 Team at Rose Bowl Practice Field

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1964 Team Photo

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