1966 Georgia Bulldogs football team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1966 Georgia Bulldogs football
Georgia Athletics logo.svg
SEC co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 24–9 vs. SMU
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 4
APNo. 4
1966 record10–1 (5–0 SEC)
Head coachVince Dooley (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorErk Russell (3rd season)
Home stadiumSanford Stadium (43,621)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Alabama + 6 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 Georgia + 6 0 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 5 2 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 4 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 3 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 6 1
Auburn 1 5 0     4 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     2 8 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     1 9 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the University of Georgia during the 1966 college football season. In 1966, The Bulldogs went 10–1,[1] with wins over seventh-ranked Florida and fifth-ranked Georgia Tech in the regular season and a win over tenth-ranked SMU in the Cotton Bowl Classic by a score of 24–9. Georgia finished as Southeastern Conference (SEC) co-champion with Alabama.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17at Mississippi StateW 20–1734,000
September 24vs. VMI*W 43–715,000
October 1at South Carolina*W 7–031,141
October 8Ole MissW 9–345,200
October 14at Miami (FL)*L 6–741,756
October 22Kentuckydagger
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, Georgia
W 27–1545,348
October 29North Carolina*
  • Sanford Stadium
  • Athens, Georgia
W 28–345,321
November 5vs. No. 7 FloridaW 27–1062,820
November 12at AuburnNo. 9W 21–1347,000
November 26No. 5 Georgia Tech*No. 7
W 23–1448,782
December 31vs. No. 10 SMU*No. 4CBSW 24–975,504
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • Source: 1967 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

Roster[edit]

1966 Georgia Bulldogs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Kirby Moore Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT Bill Stanfill
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt


Game summaries[edit]

Florida[edit]

1 2Total
Georgia 3 24 27
#7 Florida 10 3 13

[2]

Auburn[edit]

1 2Total
• Georgia 0 21 21
Auburn 13 0 13

Georgia clinched a share of the SEC with the win, rallying in the second half after Auburn scored on its first two possessions.

[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Georgia Bulldogs Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 29, 2015.
  2. ^ "Gators Dumped." Eugene Register-Guard. 1966 Nov 6.
  3. ^ Eugene-Register Guard. 1966 Nov 13.