1965 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1965 Arkansas Razorbacks football
SWC champions
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #3
1965 record 10–1 (7–0 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (8th year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1964 1966 »
1965 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Arkansas $ 7 0 0     10 1 0
Texas Tech 5 2 0     8 3 0
TCU 5 2 0     6 5 0
Texas 3 4 0     6 4 0
Baylor 3 4 0     5 5 0
SMU 3 4 0     4 5 1
Texas A&M 1 6 0     3 7 0
Rice 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1965 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1965 college football season. In their eighth year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled a 10–1 record (7–0 against SWC opponents), won the SWC championship, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 331 to 118.[1][2] The Razorbacks were undefeated in the regular season and ranked #3 in the final AP Poll and #2 in the final UPI Coaches Poll. They went on to lose to LSU in the 1966 Cotton Bowl Classic by a 14–7 score.

Quarterback Bobby Burnett tied three others in scoring, with 16 touchdowns, the fourth-highest total in the nation. Ronny South was second in kick scoring, with 42 extra points and six field goals. As an offensive unit, the Razorbacks had the best scoring offense (32.4 ppg), the eighth-best rushing offense (226.1 ypg), seventh-best total offense (360.2 ypg) nationally. The defense was fourth-best against the run (74.9 yards allowed per game).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 18, 1965 Oklahoma State* #6 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 28–14  
September 25, 1965 Tulsa* #5 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 20–12  
October 2, 1965 TCU #4 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 28–0  
October 9, 1965 at Baylor #3 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 38–7  
October 16, 1965 #1 Texas #3 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 27–24  
October 23, 1965 North Texas* #1 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 55–20  
October 30, 1965 Texas A&M #2 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 31–0  
November 6, 1965 at Rice #2 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 31–0  
November 13, 1965 at SMU #2 Ownby StadiumDallas, TX W 24–3  
November 20, 1965 #9 Texas Tech* #2 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 42–24  
January 1, 1966 LSU* #2 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic, Rivalry) L 7–14  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Texas 0 11 3 10 24
Arkansas 13 7 0 7 27

Cotton Bowl[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Razorbacks 7 0 0 0 7
Tigers 0 14 0 0 14

The Arkansas Razorbacks put their 22-game win streak on the line in the 1966 Cotton Bowl Classic against their rivals, the Tigers of LSU. Arkansas had the number-one scoring offense coming into the game, averaging 32.4 points per contest.

Arkansas took the ball to the end zone on the opening drive, capped by a 19-yard toss from Jon Brittenum to All-American end Bobby Crockett. Running back Joe LaBruzzo then ran in from three yards out for the Bengal Tigers to tie the game at 7. Razorback QB Brittenum then left the game after suffering a shoulder injury and the Hogs fumbled the ball three plays later. LaBruzzo again scored, this time from one yard away, giving the Tigers a 14–7 halftime lead.

Neither team scored in the second half, and Arkansas ended the game on the LSU 24-yard line.[3] Razorback Bobby Crockett set a bowl record with 10 catches for 129 yards.

Source: Razorback Bowl History – 1966 Cotton Bowl

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1965 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams." 1965 Bowl Results. Infoplease.com. Retrieved on July 13, 2008.