1966 Missouri Tigers football team

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1966 Missouri Tigers football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1966 record 6–3–1 (4–2–1 Big 8)
Head coach Dan Devine (9th season)
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 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1966 college football season. The team compiled a 6–3–1 record (4–2–1 against Big 8 opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Big 8, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 121 to 116. Dan Devine was the head coach for the ninth of 13 seasons.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

The team's statistical leaders included Charlie Brown with 576 rushing yards, Gary Kombrink with 433 passing yards and 645 yards of total offense, Chuck Weber with 157 receiving yards, and Bill Bates with 27 points scored.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 17 Minnesota* Memorial StadiumColumbia, Missouri W 24–0  
September 24 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 21–14  
October 1 at No. 2 UCLA* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles L 15–24  
October 8 at Kansas State KSU StadiumManhattan, Kansas W 27–0  
October 15 Oklahoma State Memorial Stadium • Columbia, Missouri W 7–0  
October 22 Iowa State Memorial Stadium • Columbia, Missouri (Telephone Trophy) T 10–10  
October 29 at No. 8 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska L 0–35  
November 5 Colorado Memorial Stadium • Columbia, Missouri L 0–26  
November 12 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma W 10–7  
November 19 Kansas Memorial Stadium • Columbia, Missouri W 7–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game summaries[edit]

Kansas[edit]

The 75th meeting between the two rivals was a defensive struggle that was finally broken in the third quarter, on third-and-seven from their own 46, Earl Denny caught a pass from Gary Kombrink in stride at the Kansas 38 and went in to score.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 12, 2016. 
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-18.
  5. ^ Eugene-Register Guard. 1966 Nov 20.