1966 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team

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1966 Minnesota Golden Gophers football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1966 record 4–5–1 (3–3–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Murray Warmath (13th season)
MVP Tim Wheeler
Captain Chuck Killian
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Michigan State $ 7 0 0     9 0 1
No. 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 Minnesota Golden Gophers football team represented the University of Minnesota in the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. In their 13th year under head coach Murray Warmath, the Golden Gophers compiled an 4–5–1 record and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 160 to 124.[1]

Linebacker Tim Wheeler received the team's Most Valuable Player award. Defensive lineman Ron Kamzelski and defensive lineman Bob Stein were named Academic All-Big Ten.[2]

Total attendance at five home games was 248,248, an average of 49,600 per game. The largest crowd was against Iowa.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Missouri* Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri L 0–24   48,500
September 24 Stanford* Memorial StadiumMinneapolis W 35–21   43,351
October 1 Kansas* Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis L 14–16   43,579
October 8 at Indiana Seventeenth Street Football StadiumBloomington, Indiana T 7–7   34,721
October 15 Iowadagger Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis (Rivalry) W 17–0   62,631
October 22 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan (Little Brown Jug) L 0–49   71,749
October 29 Ohio State Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis W 17–7   49,489
November 5 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 28–13   35,549
November 12 Purdue Memorial Stadium • Minneapolis L 0–16   49,085
November 19 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, Wisconsin (Rivalry) L 6–7   45,372
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1966 Minnesota Golden Gophers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), pp. 179–182 
  3. ^ Keiser, Jeff (2007), 2007 Media Guide (PDF), p. 160