1966 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1966 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1966 record 2–7–1 (0–6–1 Big 8)
Head coach Jack Mitchell (9th season)
Captain Jerry Barnett, Bill Wohlford
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Nebraska $ 6 1 0     9 2 0
Colorado 5 2 0     7 3 0
Missouri 4 2 1     6 3 1
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 2 1     4 5 1
Iowa State 2 3 2     2 6 2
Kansas 0 6 1     2 7 1
Kansas State 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1966 college football season. In their ninth and final season under head coach Jack Mitchell, the Jayhawks compiled a 2–7–1 record (0–6–1 against conference opponents), tied for last place in the Big Eight Conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 188 to 106.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Donnie Shanklin with 732 rushing yards, Halley Kampschroeder with 278 receiving yards and Bob Skahan with 299 passing yards.[3] Jerry Barnett and Bill Wohlford were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17Texas Tech*L 7–23 
September 24at Arizona*W 35–13 
October 1at Minnesota*W 16–14 
October 8at Iowa StateL 7–24 
October 15Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 0–35 
October 22at Oklahoma StateL 7–10 
October 29at Kansas StateT 3–3 
November 5No. 6 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 13–24 
November 12Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 18–35 
November 19at MissouriL 0–7 
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 185.
  3. ^ "1966 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.