1966 Northwestern Wildcats football team

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1966 Northwestern Wildcats football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1966 record 3–6–1 (2–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Alex Agase (3rd season)
MVP Roger Murphy
Home stadium Dyche Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan State $ 7 0 0     9 0 1
No. 7 Purdue 6 1 0     9 2 0
Michigan 4 3 0     6 4 0
Illinois 4 3 0     4 6 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 5 1
Ohio State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 4 1     3 6 1
Wisconsin 2 4 1     3 6 1
Indiana 1 5 1     1 8 1
Iowa 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 3–6–1 record (2–4–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[1]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Bill Melzer with 1,171 passing yards, Bob McKelvey with 459 rushing yards, and Roger Murphy with 777 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17 at Florida* Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 7–43  
September 24 Indiana Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL L 14–26  
October 1 No. 4 Notre Dame* Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Rivalry) L 7–35  
October 8 at Oregon State* Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 14–6  
October 15 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI T 3–3  
October 22 at Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 24–15  
October 29 No. 2 Michigan State Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 0–22  
November 5 Minnesota Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL L 13–28  
November 12 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 20–28  
November 19 Illinois Dyche Stadium • Evanston, IL (Sweet Sioux Tomahawk) W 35–7  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Northwestern Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1966 Northwestern Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 22, 2016.