1966 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1966 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big 8 Champions
Sugar Bowl, L 7-34 vs. #3 Alabama
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #6
1966 record 9-2-0 (6-1-0 Big 8)
Head coach Bob Devaney (5th year)
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
1966 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#6 Nebraska 6 1 0     9 2 0
Colorado 5 2 0     7 3 0
Missouri 4 2 1     6 3 1
Oklahoma 4 3 0     6 4 0
Oklahoma State 4 2 1     4 5 1
Iowa State 2 3 2     2 6 2
Kansas 0 6 1     2 7 1
Kansas State 0 6 1     0 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska and member of the Big Eight Conference in the 1966 college football season. The team was coached by Bob Devaney and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 TCU* #3 Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 14-10   60,974
September 24 Utah State* #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 28-7   63,543
October 1 at Iowa State #6 Clyde Williams FieldAmes, Iowa W 12-6   25,548
October 8 at Wisconsin* #7 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin W 31-3   52,428
October 15 Kansas Statedagger #6 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 21-10   64,108
October 22 at Colorado #7 Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 21-19   46,112
October 29 Missouri #8 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 35-0   64,489
November 5 at Kansas #6 Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas W 24-13   40,881
November 12 Oklahoma State #4 Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 21-6   65,102
November 24 at Oklahoma #4 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, Oklahoma L 9-10   42,884
January 2 vs. #3 Alabama* #6 Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana (Sugar Bowl) L 7-34   82,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Roster[edit]

Official Roster
  •  2 Ahlschwede, Bob LG (So.)
  • 67 Allers, LaVerne LG (Sr.)
  • 55 Alvarez, Barry LB (Jr.)
  • 65 Armstrong, Joe RG (So.)
  • 90 Ashman, Carl LT (So.)
  •  8 Beechner, Sam S (So.)
  • 27 Best, Bob S (So.)
  • 76 Brichacek, Gary LT (Sr.)
  • 69 Brichacek, Mel LG (So.)
  • 40 Brunk, Kenny HB (Jr.)
  • 41 Buckler, George FB (Jr.)
  • 52 Buda, Joe C (So.)
  • 95 Buda, Sam DT (So.)
  • 68 Canarsky, Leonard LT (So.)
  • 21 Carstens, Kaye CB (Sr.)
  • 71 Casbeer, Tom DT (So.)
  • 15 Churchich, Bob QB (Sr.)
  • 62 Coleman, (Edward)Ricard LB (Sr.)
  • 80 Coleman, Langston DT (Sr.)
  • 99 Cooper, Louis DT (So.)
  • 35 Critchlow, Paul FB (So.)
  • 70 Czap, Dick DT (Sr.)
  • 13 Daiss, Bill CB (So.)
  • 45 Davis, Dick HB (So.)
  • 92 Delaney, Dan DE (So.)
  • 32 Fiala, Adrian CB (So.)
  • 11 Fierro, Al QB (So.)
  • 74 Fitzgerald, Richard LT (Sr.)
  • 28 Frost, Larry HB (So.)
  • 47 Galbraith, Denis FB (So.)
  • 78 Gatziolis, Jim RT (Sr.)
  •  3 Green, Laurie CB (So.)
  • 34 Green, Mike HB (So.)
  • 22 Gregory, Ben HB (Jr.)
  • 57 Grell, Stan LG (Sr.)
  • 38 Haasch, Richard HB (Jr.)
  • 58 Hansen, Ed LT (So.)
  • 79 Hansen, Larry DT (Jr.)
  • 16 Harding, Bruce QB (So.)
  • 39 Hartman, Dan S (So.)
  • 53 Hill, Robert C (Sr.)
  • 98 Hornbacher, Bill MG (So.)
  • 43 Janik, Leonard LB (Jr.)
  • 81 Jarmon, Sherwin E (So.)
  •  4 Jubeck, Tom FB (So.)
  • 84 Kimmel, Miles E (So.)
  • 20 Kirkland, Ron HB (Sr.)
  • 13 Kobza, Dan LB (So.)
  • 61 Kudrna, Roger RG (Sr.)
 
  • 42 Kuehl, Alan CB (Jr.)
  • 94 Kusserow, Ken C (So.)
  • 91 Liggett, Bob DE (So.)
  • 49 Lints, Bob MG (So.)
  • 93 McCarthy, Curtis DE (So.)
  • 64 McCord, M.Jim DT (Jr.)
  • 58 Meagher, Harry MG (Jr.)
  • 66 Meylan, Wayne MG (Jr.)
  • 37 Moore, Bob DE (So.)
  • 89 Morrison, Dennis E (Jr.)
  • 30 Mueller, Marv CB (Jr.)
  • 56 Narish, Louis DT (Sr.)
  • 17 Nettelmann, Bill S (Jr.)
  • 59 Osberg, James RG (Sr.)
  • 33 Pappas, Tom LB (Sr.)
  • 10 Patrick, Frank QB (So.)

* 88 Patton, Jerry DE (Jr.)

  • 77 Pavoris, Ed DT (Sr.)
  • 85 Penney, Tom E (So.)
  • 54 Petersen, Kelly C (Sr.)
  • 73 Pickens, Robert RT (Sr.)
  • 26 Poggemeyer, Ronald S (Sr.)
  •  6 Quinten, Karl CB (So.)
  •  5 Raymondi, Mike LB (So.)
  • 82 Richnafsky, Dennis SE (Jr.)
  • 97 Rudd, Michael RG (Sr.)
  • 63 Senkbeil, Lynn LB (Sr.)
  • 12 Sigler, Ernie QB (So.)
  • 83 Smith, Tom E (Jr.)
  • 50 Stigge, Russ LB (So.)
  • 72 Stith, Carel DT (Sr.)
  • 48 Tatman, Pete FB (Sr.)
  • 75 Taucher, Robert RT (Jr.)
  • 25 Thorell, Dennis S (Sr.)
  • 51 Unrath, James C (Sr.)
  • 36 Wachholtz, Larry S (Sr.)
  • 18 Walls, Don MG (Jr.)
  • 46 Washington, Joe DE (So.)
  •  7 Watson, Jim S (So.)
  • 14 Weber, Wayne QB (Jr.)
  • 90 Weinman, Bob DE (Jr.)
  • 96 Wilks, Jerry RT (Sr.)
  • 31 Wilson, Harry HB (Sr.)
  • 44 Winters, Charlie FB (Jr.)
  • 87 Wynn, Mike E (So.)
  • 24 Yannon, Buster HB (So.)
  •  1 Young, Lynn RT (So.)
  • 29 Ziegler, Mick HB (So.)
  • 86 Zimmer, Ivan DE (Jr.)

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Bob Devaney Head Coach 1962 1962-1972 Alma
Tom Osborne 1964 1964-1997 Hastings
John Melton 1962 1962-1988 Wyoming
Cletus Fischer 1960 1960-1985 Nebraska
Mike Corgan Running Backs 1962 1962-1982 Notre Dame
George Kelly 1960 1960-1968
Jim Ross 1962 1962-1976
Carl Selmer Offensive Line 1962 1962-1972

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Game notes[edit]

TCU[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
TCU 0 7 3 0 10
• #3 Nebraska 7 7 0 0 14

[3][4][5][6]

Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah State 0 0 7 0 7
• #4 Nebraska 7 0 3 18 28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 63,543

[3][7][8][9]

Iowa State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• #6 Nebraska 6 0 0 6 12
Iowa State 0 6 0 0 6
  • Location: Clyde Williams Field, Ames, Iowa
  • Game attendance: 28,543

[3][7][10][11]

Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• #7 Nebraska 3 7 14 7 31
Wisconsin 3 0 0 0 3

[3][12][13]

Kansas State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas State 0 0 3 7 10
• #6 Nebraska 7 7 0 7 21
  • Date: October 15
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 64,108

[3][12][14]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• #7 Nebraska 7 0 0 14 21
Colorado 6 13 0 0 19

[3][15][16]


Missouri[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 0 0 0 0
• #8 Nebraska 0 14 14 7 35
  • Date: October 29
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 64,489

[3][15][17]


Kansas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• #6 Nebraska 0 18 0 6 24
Kansas 0 0 7 6 13

[3][15][18][19]

Oklahoma State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma State 0 6 0 0 6
• #4 Nebraska 0 7 7 7 21
  • Date: November 12
  • Location: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game attendance: 65,102

[3][20][21]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#4 Nebraska 0 3 6 0 9
Oklahoma 0 7 0 3 10

[3][20][22][23]


Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Nebraska 0 0 0 7 7
• #3 Alabama 17 7 3 7 34

[3][24][25]

After the season[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • NCAA 5th District Coach of the Year: Bob Devaney
  • UPI Big 8 Player of the Year: Wayne Meylan
  • All American: LaVerne Allers, Wayne Meylan, Larry Wachholtz
  • All Big 8: LaVerne Allers, Kaye Carstens, Bob Churchich, Wayne Meylan, Kelly Petersen, Bob Pickens, Lynn Senkbeil, Carel Stith, Larry Wachholtz, Harry Wilson

[26]

Ranking Movement
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Final
AP #3 #4 #6 #7 #6 #7 #8 #6 #4 #4 #6 #6
Coaches N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A #7

Future professional players[edit]

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