1966 Army Cadets football team

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1966 Army Cadets football
Conference Independent
1966 record 8–2
Head coach Tom Cahill (1st season)
Home stadium Michie Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           9 0 1
Colgate           8 1 1
No. 8 Georgia Tech           9 2 0
Army           8 2 0
Dayton           8 2 0
Houston           8 2 0
Memphis           7 2 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           8 2 1
VPI           8 2 1
Syracuse           8 3 0
Colorado State           7 3 0
New Mexico State           7 3 0
West Texas State           7 3 0
Villanova           6 3 0
Holy Cross           6 3 1
Southern Miss           6 4 0
Texas Western           6 4 0
Rutgers           5 4 0
Tulane           5 4 1
Florida State           6 5 0
Buffalo           5 5 0
Penn State           5 5 0
Air Force           4 6 0
Boston College           4 6 0
Navy           4 6 0
Utah State           4 6 0
Xavier           4 6 0
Pacific           4 7 0
San Jose State           3 7 0
Pittsburgh           1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Army Cadets football team represented the United States Military Academy in the 1966 college football season. In their first year under head coach Tom Cahill, the Cadets compiled an 8–2 record and outscored their opponents by a combined total of 141 to 105.[1] In the annual Army–Navy Game, the Cadets defeated the Midshipmen by a 20 to 7 score. The Cadets lost only to Notre Dame by a 35 to 0 score and to Tennessee by a 38 to 7 score.[2]

Army linebacker Townsend Clarke was selected by the Central Press Association as a first-team player on the 1966 College Football All-America Team.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 Kansas State Michie StadiumWest Point, New York W 21–6  
September 24 Holy Cross Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 14–0  
October 1 Penn State Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 11–0  
October 8 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana (Rivalry) L 0–35  
October 22 Pittsburgh Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 28–0  
October 29 vs. Tennessee Memphis Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee L 7–38  
November 5 George Washington Michie Stadium • West Point, New York W 20–7  
November 12 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California W 6–3  
November 26 vs. Navy JFK StadiumPhiladelphia (Army–Navy Game) W 20–7  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Army Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1966 Army Black Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 2, 2015.