1966 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1966 Syracuse Orangemen football
Syracuse Orange logo.svg
Gator Bowl, L 12–18 vs. Tennessee
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 16
1966 record 8–3
Head coach Ben Schwartzwalder (18th season)
Captain Floyd Little & Herb Stecker[1]
Home stadium Archbold 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 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1966 college football season. The Orangemen were led by 18th-year head coach Ben Schwartzwalder and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. After losing their first two games of the season, Syracuse won the next eight games, finishing the regular season with a record of 8–2 and ranked 16th in the Coaches' Poll. They were invited to the 1966 Gator Bowl, where they lost to Tennessee.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 at Baylor No. 7 Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 12–35   31,000
September 24 No. 2 UCLA Archbold StadiumSyracuse, NY L 12–31   35,000
October 1 Maryland Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 28–7   25,000
October 8 Navy Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 28–14   39,000
October 15 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA (Rivalry) W 30–0   24,500
October 22 at Holy Cross Fitton FieldWorcester, MA W 28–6   19,000
October 29 Pittsburgh Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 33–7   30,000
November 5 at Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) W 12–10   46,314
November 12 Florida State Archbold Stadium • Syracuse, NY W 37–21   35,405
November 19 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) W 34–7   19,000
December 31 vs. Tennessee Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) L 12–18   60,213
#Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 149
  2. ^ "1966 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2018.