1966 West Virginia Mountaineers football team

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1966 West Virginia Mountaineers football
Conference Southern Conference
1966 record 3–5–2 (3–0 SoCon)
Head coach Jim Carlen
Home stadium Mountaineer Field
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
1966 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Carolina § 4 1 1     4 5 1
William & Mary § 4 1 1     5 4 1
West Virginia 3 1 1     3 5 2
George Washington 4 3 0     5 5 0
Davidson 2 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 3 5 0     4 6 0
Richmond 2 4 0     2 8 0
Furman 1 4 0     3 7 1
VMI 1 4 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 West Virginia Mountaineers football team represented West Virginia University in the 1966 college football season. It was the Mountaineers' 74th overall season and they competed as a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). The team was led by head coach Jim Carlen, in his first year, and played their home games at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown, West Virginia. They finished the season with a record of three wins, five losses and two ties (3–5–2 overall, 3–0 SoCon).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Duke* Duke StadiumDurham, NC L 15–34   25,000
September 24 William & Mary Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 24–13   30,000
October 1 at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Rivalry) T 13–13   25,000
October 8 at Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) L 14–17   32,000
October 15 at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Rivalry) L 9–28   28,800
October 22 Penn State* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Rivalry) L 6–38   30,000
October 29 Kentucky* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV T 14–14   28,000
November 5 The Citadel Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV W 35–0   16,000
November 12 at George Washington RFK StadiumWashington, DC W 21–6   12,200
November 19 Syracuse* Mountaineer Field • Morgantown, WV (Ben Schwartzwalder Trophy) L 7–32   19,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
  • Reference:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU 1966 Schedule". The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved October 12, 2012.