1966 Missouri Tigers football team
The 1966 Missouri Tigers football team was an American football team that represented the University of Missouri in the Big Eight Conference (Big 8) during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. The team compiled a 6–3–1 record (4–2–1 against Big 8 opponents), finished in a tie for third place in the Big 8, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 121 to 116. Dan Devine was the head coach for the ninth of 13 seasons. The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.
|1966 Missouri Tigers football|
|Conference||Big Eight Conference|
|1966 record||6–3–1 (4–2–1 Big 8)|
|Head coach||Dan Devine (9th season)|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1966 Big Eight Conference football standings|
|No. 6 Nebraska $||6||–||1||–||0||9||–||2||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The team's statistical leaders included Charlie Brown with 576 rushing yards, Gary Kombrink with 433 passing yards and 645 yards of total offense, Chuck Weber with 157 receiving yards, and Bill Bates with 27 points scored.
|September 17||Minnesota*||W 24–0|
|September 24||at Illinois*||W 21–14|
|October 1||at No. 2 UCLA*||L 15–24|
|October 8||at Kansas State||W 27–0|
|October 15||Oklahoma State||W 7–0|
|October 22||Iowa State||T 10–10|
|October 29||at No. 8 Nebraska||L 0–35|
|November 5||Colorado||L 0–26|
|November 12||at Oklahoma||W 10–7|
|November 19||Kansas||W 7–0|
The 75th meeting between the two rivals was a defensive struggle that was finally broken in the third quarter. On third-and-seven from their own 46, Earl Denny caught a pass from Gary Kombrink in stride at the Kansas 38 and went in to score.
- "1966 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
- "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
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- Eugene-Register Guard. 1966 Nov 20.