1966 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1966 Michigan Wolverines football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1966 record 6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coach Bump Elliott (8th year)
MVP Jack Clancy
Captain Jack Clancy
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Michigan State $ 7 0 0     9 0 1
#7 Purdue 6 1 0     9 2 0
Michigan 4 3 0     6 4 0
Illinois 4 3 0     4 6 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 5 1
Ohio State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 4 1     3 6 1
Wisconsin 2 4 1     3 6 1
Indiana 1 5 1     1 8 1
Iowa 1 6 0     2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 Oregon State* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 41–0   56,097
September 24 at California* No. 9/6 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 17–7   41,302
October 1 North Carolina* No. 8/7 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 7–21   88,233
October 8 at No. 1/1 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 7–20   78,833
October 15 No. 9/9 Purdue Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 21–22   79,642
October 22 Minnesotadagger Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) W 49–0   71,749
October 29 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 28–17   51,861
November 5 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Series) L 21–28   59,322
November 12 Northwestern Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 28–20   58,556
November 19 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Rivalry) W 17–3   83,403
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Michigan 3 7 7 0 17
Ohio St 0 3 0 0 3

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Statistical leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attempt Touchdowns
Dave Fisher 131 672 5.1 2
Carl Ward 128 519 4.0 2
Jim Detwiler 86 411 4.8 4

Passing[edit]

Player Attempts Completions Interceptions Comp % Yards Yds/Comp TD
Dick Vidmer 225 117 7 52.0 1609 13.8 10

Receiving[edit]

Player Receptions Yards Yds/Recp TD
Jack Clancy 76 1077 14.2 4
Jim Detwiler 9 165 18.3 3
Carl Ward 10 146 14.6 2

Kickoff returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Jim Detwiler 8 183 22.9 0 19
Carl Ward 5 109 21.8 0 40
Ernie Sharpe 3 45 15.0 0 17

Punt returns[edit]

Player Returns Yards Yds/Return TD Long
Rick Volk 12 131 10.9 0 10
Dick Sygar 7 102 14.6 1 13

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Captain: Jack Clancy
  • All-Americans: Jack Clancy, Rick Volk
  • All-Conference: Rick Volk, Jack Clancy, Don Bailey, Jim Detwiler, Dave Fisher, Frank Nunley
  • Most Valuable Player: Jack Clancy
  • Meyer Morton Award: Don Bailey
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Tom Stincic
  • Arthur Robinsion Scholarship Award: Clayton Wilhite

Coaching staff[edit]

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