1967 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1967 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #12
1967 record 8-2
Head coach Ben Schwartzwalder
Home stadium Archbold Stadium
Seasons
« 1966 1968 »

The 1967 Syracuse Orangemen team represented Syracuse University in the 1967 NCAA University Division (the predecessor to today's Division I FBS and FCS) college football season.

Regular season[edit]

In 1967, Tom Coughlin set the school's single-season pass receiving record. Larry Csonka was in his senior season and was named an All-American. He broke many of the school's rushing records, including some previously held by Ernie Davis, Jim Nance, Floyd Little, and Jim Brown.

In his three seasons at Syracuse, Csonka rushed for a school record 2,934 yards, rushed for 100 yards in 14 different games, and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. From 1965 to 1967, he ranked 19th, 9th and 5th in the nation in rushing. He was the Most Valuable Player in the East–West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, and the College All-Star Game.

Schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Orangemen points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 23 Baylor Win 7 0 1-0
2 Sept. 30 West Virginia Win 23 6 2-0
3 Oct. 7 @ Maryland Win 7 3 3-0
4 Oct. 14 @ Navy Loss 14 27 3-1
5 Oct. 21 California Win 20 14 4-1
6 Oct. 28 Penn State Loss 20 29 4-2
7 Nov. 4 @ Pittsburgh Win 14 7 5-2
8 Nov. 11 Holy Cross Win 41 7 6-2
9 Nov. 18 @ Boston College Win 32 20 7-2
10 Nov. 25 @ UCLA Win 32 14 8-2

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1967 Team Players in the NFL[edit]

Player Round Pick Position Club
Larry Csonka 1 8 Running Back Miami Dolphins
Dennis Fitzgibbons 11 287 Guard San Francisco 49ers
Jim Cheyunski 12 305 Linebacker New England Patriots

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  • Tom Coughlin would become the head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the New York Giants.[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

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