1966 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1966 Georgia Bulldogs football
SEC co-champion
Cotton Bowl Classic champion
Cotton Bowl Classic, W 24–9 vs. SMU
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 4
AP No. 4
1966 record 10–1 (5–0 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Erk Russell (3rd season)
Home stadium Sanford 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]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 at Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 20–17   34,000
September 24 vs. VMI* Victory StadiumRoanoke, Virginia W 43–7   15,000
October 1 at South Carolina* Carolina StadiumColumbia, South Carolina (Rivalry) W 7–0   31,141
October 8 Ole Miss Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia W 9–3   45,200
October 14 at Miami (FL)* Orange Bowl StadiumMiami L 6–7   41,756
October 22 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia W 27–15   45,348
October 29 North Carolina* Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia W 28–3   45,321
November 5 vs. No. 7 Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida (Rivalry) W 27–10   62,820
November 12 at Auburn No. 9 Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 21–13   47,000
November 26 No. 5 Georgia Tech* No. 7 Sanford Stadium • Athens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 23–14   48,782
December 31 vs. No. 10 SMU* No. 4 Cotton BowlDallas (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS W 24–9   75,504
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1967 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

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.