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1966 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

The 1966 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1966 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled an 8–2 record (5–2 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the SWC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 218 to 73.[1][2]

1966 Arkansas Razorbacks football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 13
1966 record8–2 (5–2 SWC)
Head coachFrank Broyles (9th season)
Home stadiumRazorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 SMU $ 6 1 0     8 3 0
Arkansas 5 2 0     8 2 0
Texas 5 2 0     7 4 0
Texas A&M 4 3 0     4 5 1
Baylor 3 4 0     5 5 0
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 6 0
TCU 2 5 0     2 8 0
Rice 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

Arkansas defensive tackle Loyd Phillips and defensive back Martine Bercher were selected as first-team players on the 1965 College Football All-America Team. Phillips finished ninth in the Heisman Trophy voting and won the Outland Trophy, awarded to the best interior lineman in the land. Bercher gained an average of 15.5 yards per punt return, the fifth-best mark in the nation. The Arkansas defense gave up the seventh-lowest point total per game, 7.3.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 17Oklahoma State*No. 5W 14–10
September 24Tulsa*No. 6W 27–8
October 1at TCUNo. 7W 21–0
October 8BaylorNo. 9
  • Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
L 0–7
October 15at TexasW 12–7
October 22Wichita State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR
W 40–0
October 29at Texas A&MNo. 9W 34–0
November 5RiceNo. 8
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Little Rock, AR
W 31–20
November 12SMUNo. 6
  • Razorback Stadium
  • Fayetteville, AR
W 22–0
November 19at Texas TechNo. 6L 16–21
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

Game summariesEdit

TexasEdit

1 234Total
Arkansas 3 360 12
Texas 0 700 7

Arkansas' third consecutive victory over Texas.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  2. ^ "1966 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015.
  3. ^ "Arkansas Nips Texas, 12-7." Palm Beach Post. 1966 Oct 16.