1966 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
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1966 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
1966 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1966 record5-5
Head coachJoe Paterno (1st season)
Captains
  • Mike Irwin
  • John Runnells
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 46,284)
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 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Penn State University during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season.[1] It was Joe Paterno's first season as head coach of Penn State.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17MarylandW 15-740,911
September 24at No. 1 Michigan StateL 8-4264,860
October 1at ArmyL 0-1131,112
October 8Boston College
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 30-2130,924
October 15at No. 4 UCLAL 11-4937,271
October 22at West VirginiaW 38-615,835
October 29Californiadagger
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 33-1533,332
November 5Syracuse
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ABC RegionalL 10-1245,126
November 12at No. 5 Georgia TechL 0-2150,172
November 19at PittsburghW 48-2430,467
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries

Maryland

1 234Total
Maryland 7 000 7
• Penn St 11 004 15

[2]

Michigan State

Army

Boston College

UCLA

West Virginia

Roster

NFL/AFL Common Draft

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1967 NFL/AFL Common Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 27 53 Dave Rowe Defensive tackle New Orleans Saints
10th 20 257 John Runnells - Boston Patriots
16th 22 415 Mike Irwin - Buffalo Bills

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ "Penn State Trips Terrapins, 15-7." Palm Beach Post. 1966 Sept 18. Retrieved 2014-Jan-14.



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