1966 San Jose State Spartans Football Team
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1966 San Jose State Spartans Football Team
1966 San Jose State Spartans football
ConferenceIndependent
1966 record3-7
Head coachHarry Anderson (2nd season)
Home stadiumSpartan Stadium
(Capacity: 18,155)
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 San Jose State Spartans football team represented San Jose State College[note 1] during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season.

San Jose State played as an Independent in 1966. The team was led by second-year head coach Harry Anderson, and played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The Spartans finished the 1966 season with a record of three wins and seven losses (3-7). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 151-198 for the season.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17at StanfordL 21-25
September 24BYUL 9-19
October 1at OregonW 21-716,000
October 8at CaliforniaW 24-0
October 15San Diego State[note 2]
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
L 0-25[1]
October 22at Texas Western[note 3]L 0-35
October 29at Pacific (CA)[note 4]L 35-38
November 5Idaho
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California
W 21-7
November 12at Utah State
L 7-278,620[2]
November 19Fresno State[note 6]
  • Spartan Stadium
  • San Jose, California (rivalry)
L 13-15

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Team players in the NFL/AFL

The following San Jose State players were selected in the 1967 NFL Draft.[5][6]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Tommie Smith Wide receiver 9 226 Los Angeles Rams
Eric Watts Defensive back 12 297 Detroit Lions
Martin Baccaglio Defensive end 14 355 San Diego Chargers

The following finished their San Jose State career in 1966, were not drafted, but played in the AFL.

Player Position First AFL team
Bill Peterson Linebacker - Tight end 1968 Cincinnati Bengals

Notes

  1. ^ San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
  2. ^ San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
  3. ^ University of Texas at El Paso was known as Texas Western College of the University of Texas from 1949 to 1966.
  4. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  5. ^ This stadium is the predecessor to the current Maverik Stadium (Romney Stadium) that has served as the home of the Aggies since 1968
  6. ^ California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.

References

  1. ^ "San Jose Stunned by Aztecs". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. October 16, 1966. p. C-2. Retrieved 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  2. ^ "Utah State Football Guide 2016" (PDF). Retrieved 2007.
  3. ^ "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved 2016.
  4. ^ "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2017.
  5. ^ "1967 NFL Draft". Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved 2016.



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