1966 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1966 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #13
1966 record 8–2 (5–2 SWC)
Head coach Frank Broyles (9th year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1965 1967 »
1966 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 SMU $ 6 1 0     8 3 0
Arkansas 5 2 0     8 2 0
Texas 5 2 0     7 4 0
Texas A&M 4 3 0     4 5 1
Baylor 3 4 0     5 5 0
Texas Tech 2 5 0     4 6 0
TCU 2 5 0     2 8 0
Rice 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1966 college football season. In their ninth year under head coach Frank Broyles, the Razorbacks compiled an 8–2 record (5–2 against SWC opponents), finished in a tie for second place in the SWC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 218 to 73.[1][2]

Arkansas defensive tackle Loyd Phillips and defensive back Martine Bercher were selected as first-team players on the 1965 College Football All-America Team. Phillips finished ninth in the Heisman Trophy voting and won the Outland Trophy, awarded to the best interior lineman in the land. Bercher gained an average of 15.5 yards per punt return, the fifth-best mark in the nation. The Arkansas defense gave up the seventh-lowest point total per game, 7.3.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 17, 1966 Oklahoma State* #5 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 14–10  
September 24, 1966 Tulsa* #6 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 27–8  
October 1, 1966 at TCU #7 Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX W 21–0  
October 8, 1966 Baylor #9 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 0–7  
October 15, 1966 at Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX (Rivalry) W 12–7  
October 22, 1966 Wichita State* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 40–0  
October 29, 1966 at Texas A&M #9 Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX W 34–0  
November 5, 1966 Rice #8 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 31–20  
November 12, 1966 SMU #6 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 22–0  
November 19, 1966 at Texas Tech #6 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX L 16–21  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game notes[edit]

Texas[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arkansas 3 3 6 0 12
Texas 0 7 0 0 7

Arkansas' second victory over Texas in three years.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arkansas Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1966 Arkansas Razorbacks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 3, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Arkansas Nips Texas, 12-7." Palm Beach Post. 1966 Oct 16.