1966 Washington State Cougars football team

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1966 Washington State Cougars football
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
1966 record 3–7 (1–3 AAWU)
Head coach Bert Clark (3rd season)
Home stadium Rogers Field,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
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 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU) during the 1966 college football season. In their third season under head coach Bert Clark, the Cougars compiled a 3–7 record (1–3 against AAWU opponents), finished in a tie for sixth place in the AAWU, and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 211 to 132.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Jerry Henderson with 989 passing yards, Ammon McWashington with 298 rushing yards, and Doug Flansburg with 613 receiving yards.[3]

The trip to Houston and the Astrodome in September included a jet flight, the first for Cougar football.[4]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17CaliforniaL 6–21 23,300
September 23at Houston*L 7–21 36,104
October 1Baylor*
  • Joe Albi Stadium
  • Spokane, WA
L 14–20 18,500
October 9Arizona State*W 24–15 18,700
October 15at Utah*L 15–26 20,051
October 22at Idaho*W 14–7 14,500
October 29Oregon State
  • Rogers Field
  • Pullman, WA
L 13–41 18,500
November 5at OregonW 14–13 17,500
November 12at Arizona*L 18–28 23,000
November 19Washington
L 7–19 33,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1966 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 25, 2016. 
  4. ^ Spoerhase, Jim (September 23, 1966). "Rugged test seen for Cougars". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). p. 13.