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.[1][2] The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Columbia, Missouri.

1966 Missouri Tigers football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1966 record6–3–1 (4–2–1 Big 8)
Head coachDan Devine (9th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 6 Nebraska $ 6 1 0     9 2 0
Colorado 5 2 0     7 3 0
Missouri 4 2 1     6 3 1
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 2 1     4 5 1
Iowa State 2 3 2     2 6 2
Kansas 0 6 1     2 7 1
Kansas State 0 6 1     0 9 1
  • $ – Conference champion
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.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17Minnesota*W 24–0
September 24at Illinois*W 21–14
October 1at No. 2 UCLA*L 15–24
October 8at Kansas StateW 27–0
October 15Oklahoma State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, Missouri
W 7–0
October 22Iowa State
T 10–10
October 29at No. 8 NebraskaL 0–35
November 5Colorado
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, Missouri
L 0–26
November 12at OklahomaW 10–7
November 19Kansas
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Columbia, Missouri
W 7–0
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[4]

Game summariesEdit

KansasEdit

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.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1966 Missouri Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  2. ^ "2016 Mizzou Football Media Guide" (PDF). University of Missouri. p. 158. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  3. ^ "2014 Mizzou Football Records Book" (PDF). University of Missouri. pp. 26–27. Retrieved November 12, 2016.
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2014-Aug-18.
  5. ^ Eugene-Register Guard. 1966 Nov 20.