|1966 BYU Cougars football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1966 record||8-2 (3-2 WAC)|
|Head coach||Tommy Hudspeth (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||BYU Stadium|
|1966 Western Athletic Conference football standings|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1966 BYU Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Brigham Young University in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. In their third season under head coach Tommy Hudspeth, the Cougars compiled an 8-2 record (3-2 against WAC opponents), tied for second in the WAC, and outscored opponents by a total of 269 to 163.
Quarterback Virgil Carter led the country with 2,545 yards of total offense; he also led the team with 2,182 passing yards and 56 points scored. On November 5, 1966, he set new NCAA single-game records with 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offense against Texas Western. Carter's totals of 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offense stood as BYU school records until broken by Ty Detmer in 1991.
Six BYU players were selected to the all-conference team: wide receiver Phil Odle; guard Grant Wilson; quarterback Virgil Carter; fullback John Ogden; linebacker Curg Belcher; and safety Bobby Roberts.
|September 24||at San Jose State*||W 19-9||17,000|||
|September 30||Colorado State*||W 27-24||25,023|||
|October 8||Utah State*||W 27-7||29,335|||
|October 14||Arizona State||L 7-10||20,119|||
|October 22||at New Mexico||W 33-6||18,524|||
|October 29||at Arizona||W 16-14|||
|November 5||Texas Western*||W 53-33||30,284|||
|November 12||at Utah||W 35-13||28,776|||
|November 19||Wyoming||L 14-47||38,333|||
|November 26||Pacific (CA)*||W 38-0||14,845|||