Alabama vs.Houston

 
  Date: 10/26/1963  
  Score: 21-13  
  Alabama vs. Houston The Cougars put up a fight in this contest, but were still no match for the Tide, losing 21-13. Benny Nelson scored two touchdowns for Bama. The first came on a 7 yard pass from Joe Namath in the first, and the second came on a 35 yard run in the third. Ray Ogden caught Bama's final score in the fourth on a 12 yard pass from Namath. The 1963 squad finished with a record of 9-2 with a victory in the Sugar Bowl over Mississippi for Coach Bryant.