|Conference Southland Conference|
|1964 record 6–3–1 (3–0–1 Southland)|
Head coach Vernon Glass (2nd year)
Home stadium Cardinal Stadium (Capacity: 17,500)
The 1964 Lamar Tech Cardinals football season was the program's first season in the new on–campus Cardinal Stadium now named Provost Umphrey Stadium. The Cardinals and the Southland Conference competed at the NCAA College Division level in 1964. Winning the Southland Conference championship with a 3–0–1 conference record and a 6–3–1 overall record, the Cardinals played in the inaugural Pecan Bowl losing to Northern Iowa by the score of 19–17.
Honors and recognitions
Vernon Glass was named NCAA College Division Coach of the Year for the season.