1966 Oregon Webfoots football team

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1966 Oregon Webfoots football
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1966 record 3–7 (1–3 AAWU)
Head coach Len Casanova (16th season)
Home stadium Hayward Field
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 4 1 0     7 4 0
No. 5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Oregon Webfoots football team represented the University of Oregon during the 1966 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Eugene at Hayward Field and at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.

Under sixteenth-year head coach Len Casanova, the Ducks were 3–7 overall and 1–3 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, later Pacific-8 Conference, or Pac-8). Only one of the four conference teams from the state of California was on the schedule, Stanford in Portland, the sole conference victory.

Oregon finished in a tie for sixth place in the AAWU, and were outscored by their opponents, 129 to 118,[1] the team's statistical leaders included Mike Barnes with 710 passing yards, Steve Jones with 542 rushing yards, and Scott Cress with 402 receiving yards.[2]

This was the final season for Casanova as head coach and for varsity football at Hayward Field;[3] Autzen Stadium debuted in 1967 with new head coach Jerry Frei.[4] Casanova became athletic director and retired in 1970.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Oklahoma* Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma [5][6] L  0–17   51,100
September 24 Utah* Hayward FieldEugene, Oregon [7] L 14–17   16,500
October 1 San Jose State* Hayward Field • Eugene, Oregon [8] L  7–21   16,000
October 8 Stanford Multnomah StadiumPortland, Oregon [9] W  7–3   17,612
October 15 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado [10] W 17–6   27,289
October 22 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle [11][12] (rivalry) L  7–10   52,750
October 29 vs. Idaho* old Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho [13][14][15] W 28–7   11,500
November 5 Washington Statedagger Hayward Field • Eugene, Oregon [16][17] L 13–14   17,500
November 12 at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona [18] L 10–14   30,642
November 19 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon [19][20] (Civil War) L 15–20   23,700
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Oregon Ducks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1966 Oregon Ducks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016. 
  3. ^ Tims, Marvin (November 6, 1966). "Hayward Field ends its days on sad note". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1A. 
  4. ^ Bishoff, Don (September 24, 1967). "First game in new stadium proved 'hot one' for fans". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1A. 
  5. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 18, 1966). "Oregon collegians blanked in openers". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  6. ^ "Sooners shut out Oregon". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. September 18, 1966. p. 6, sports. 
  7. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (September 25, 1966). "Ducks caught by Utes, 21-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  8. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 2, 1966). "Holman rips Ducks, 21-7". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  9. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 9, 1966). "Sweet revenge: Ducks stun Indians, 7-3". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  10. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 16, 1966). "Ducks shock Air Force, 17-6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  11. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 23, 1966). "Ducks hand victory to grateful Huskies". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  12. ^ "UW, Bruins, Trojans win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. October 23, 1966. p. 1, sports. 
  13. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (October 30, 1966). "Ducks ignite, blast Idaho". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  14. ^ Snow, Mel (October 30, 1966). "Oregon Ducks use superior speed". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 13. 
  15. ^ Payne, Bob (October 30, 1966). "Beavers rip Cougars; Idaho falls". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  16. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 6, 1966). "Ducks lose count, game". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  17. ^ Missildine, Harry (November 6, 1966). "Ducks miscount, Cougs win 14-13". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  18. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 13, 1966). "Devils bounce Ducks; OSU shocks UW". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  19. ^ Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 20, 1966). "'Too Much' Triplets pace Beavers' victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  20. ^ "Pifer reaches goal, leads OSU win". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). Associated Press. November 20, 1966. p. 4, sports.