1966 New Mexico State Aggies Football Team
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1966 New Mexico State Aggies Football Team
1966 New Mexico State Aggies football
ConferenceIndependent
1966 record7-3
Head coachWarren B. Woodson (9th season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
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 New Mexico State Aggies football team was an American football team that represented New Mexico State University as an independent during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. In their ninth year under head coach Warren B. Woodson, the Aggies compiled a 7-3 record and outscored opponents by a total of 321 to 159.[1] The team played its four home games at Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Sal Olivas with 1,154 passing yards, running back Jim Bohl with 1,148 rushing yards, and Mike Carroll with 431 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 10Howard PayneW 35-712,000[3]
September 17at North Texas StateL 21-25[4]
September 24Arlington State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 23-10> 12,000[5]
October 1at Utah StateW 23-710,872[6]
October 8Pacific (CA)
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 49-23[7]
October 15Wichita Statedagger
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Las Cruces, NM
W 45-1717,500[8]
October 22at West Texas StateL 14-17[9]
October 29at Eastern New MexicoW 50-13[10]
November 12at New MexicoW 47-1212,272[11]
November 19at Texas WesternL 14-2825,521[12]
  • daggerHomecoming

References

  1. ^ "1966 New Mexico State Aggies Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.
  2. ^ "1966 New Mexico State Aggies Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2018.
  3. ^ Abe J. Perilman (September 11, 1966). "Aggies Run Over Howard Payne: Bohl Leads NMSU Ground Attack In Win". Las Cruces Sun-News. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Abe J. Perilman (September 18, 1966). "Rain, Sharpshooting Eagles Clip Aggies". Las Cruces Sun-News. p. 15 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Abe J. Perilman (September 25, 1966). "Aggies Whip Arlington State: Score Tenth Straight Win On Home Field". Las Cruces Sun-News. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Aggies' Aerial Barrage Knocks Off Utags". Las Cruces Sun-News. October 2, 1966. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ Abe J. Perilman (October 9, 1966). "Aggies Skin Pacific Tigers, 49-23". Las Cruces Sun-News. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ Abe J. Perilman (October 16, 1966). "Aggies Rob Wichita State Blind: Intercept Six Passes In 45-17 Victory". Las Cruces Sun-News. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Buff Sharpshooter Clips Aggies". Las Cruces Sun-News. October 23, 1966. p. 17 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ Abe J. Perilman (October 30, 1966). "Aggies Erupt To Swamp Helpless Hounds". Las Cruces Sun-News. p. 14 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ LeRoy Bearman (November 13, 1966). "Olivas, Bohl Lead NM State Over Lobos". Albuquerque Journal. p. F1 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Miner Passes Down NM Aggies, 28-14". The El Paso Times. November 20, 1966. pp. 1A, 1D – via Newspapers.com.



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