1966 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
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1966 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Football Team
1966 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Orange Bowl, L 12-27 vs. Florida
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 8
APNo. 8
1966 record9-2
Head coachBobby Dodd (22nd season)
CaptainJim Breland
Bill Moorer
Billy Schroer
Sammy Burke
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 53,300)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           9 0 1
Colgate           8 1 1
No. 8 Georgia Tech           9 2 0
Army           8 2 0
Dayton           8 2 0
Houston           8 2 0
Memphis State           7 2 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           8 2 1
VPI           8 2 1
Syracuse           8 3 0
Colorado State           7 3 0
New Mexico State           7 3 0
West Texas State           7 3 0
Villanova           6 3 0
Holy Cross           6 3 1
Southern Miss           6 4 0
Texas Western           6 4 0
Rutgers           5 4 0
Tulane           5 4 1
Florida State           6 5 0
Buffalo           5 5 0
Penn State           5 5 0
Air Force           4 6 0
Boston College           4 6 0
Navy           4 6 0
Utah State           4 6 0
Xavier           4 6 0
Pacific           4 7 0
San Jose State           3 7 0
Pittsburgh           1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by head coach Bobby Dodd, in his 22nd and final year with the team, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. They competed as independents, winning their first nine games of the year before losing to rival Georgia. Georgia Tech finished the regular season with a record of 9-1 and were ranked 8th in both final polls. They were invited to the 1967 Orange Bowl, where they lost to Florida.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17Texas A&MW 38-336,215
September 24Vanderbilt
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 42-042,260
October 1ClemsonNo. 9
W 13-1244,735
October 8No. 8 TennesseeNo. 9
ABCW 6-352,180
October 15at AuburnNo. 7W 17-354,000
October 22TulaneNo. 6
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 35-1744,355
October 29at DukeNo. 6W 48-742,000
November 5VirginiaNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 14-1342,126
November 12Penn StatedaggerNo. 5
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 21-050,172
November 26at No. 7 GeorgiaNo. 5L 14-2348,782
January 2vs. FloridaNo. 8CBSL 12-2772,426
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[2]

References

  1. ^ "1966 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 171



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