1966 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1966 Oregon State Beavers football
Conference Athletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
Coaches No. 19
1966 record 7–3 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coach Dee Andros (2nd season)
Home stadium Parker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 AAWU football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC $ 4 1 0     7 4 0
No. 5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 1966 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Corvallis at Parker Stadium and at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.[1]

Under second-year head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers were 7–3 overall and 3–1 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, later Pacific-8 Conference, or Pac-8). Only one of the four conference teams from the state of California was on the schedule; champion USC shut out OSU in Portland.[1]

Following a 1–3 start, OSU won its last six games,[2] and were ranked nineteenth in the final UPI Coaches Poll.[3][4]

The starting quarterbacks this season were senior Paul Brothers and sophomore Steve Preece.[5][6][7] Workhorse senior fullback Paul Pifer became the school's all-time leading rusher, overtaking Sam Baker.[8]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 17 at Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI [9] L   0–41   56,907
September 24 at Iowa* Iowa StadiumIowa City, IA [10] W 17–3   43,276
October 1 No. 5 USC Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR [1] L   0–21   29,217
October 8 Northwestern* Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR [11] L   6–14   22,497
October 15 Idaho* Parker Stadium • Corvallis, OR [5] W 14–7   16,144
October 22 at Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ [6] W 18–17   29,118
October 29 at Washington State Rogers FieldPullman, WA [7][12][13] W 41–13   18,500
November 5 Arizona* Multnomah Stadium • Portland, OR [8] W 31–12   13,067
November 12 Washington Parker Stadium • Corvallis, OR [14] W 24–12   21,347
November 19 Oregon Parker Stadium • Corvallis, OR [2] (Civil War) W 20–15   23,700
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[15]

Game summaries[edit]

Oregon[edit]

Civil War
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 0 0 0 15 15
Oregon State 3 10 0 7 20
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Parker Stadium, Corvallis, OR
  • Game start: 1:30 pm PST
  • Game attendance: 23,700
  • Game weather: Early rain, mud

On a very muddy field at Parker Stadium, Beaver fullback Pete Pifer became the first in AAWU history to run for more than 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons with 130 yards on 31 carries. Pifer and his backfield teammates, Paul Brothers and Bob Grim, combined for 284 total yards of the Beavers' offense.[2][16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Hoefflin, Walter (October 2, 1966). "Beavers lose Pac-8 opener". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  2. ^ a b c Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 20, 1966). "'Too Much' Triplets pace Beavers' victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  3. ^ Meyers, Jeff (November 29, 1966). "Notre Dame is No. 1 in final UPI balloting". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). UPI. p. 26. 
  4. ^ "Irish ride USC win to 1st". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). AP, UPI. November 29, 1966. p. 3B. 
  5. ^ a b Hoefflin, Walter (October 16, 1966). "Preece sparks OSU's victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  6. ^ a b "Beavers rally to nip Devils". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 23, 1966. p. 1B. 
  7. ^ a b "Beavers win 3rd straight". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). October 30, 1966. p. 2B. 
  8. ^ a b "Pifer's yards spark Beavers". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 6, 1966. p. 1B. 
  9. ^ "Beavers mangled by 41-0". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 18, 1966. p. 1B. 
  10. ^ "OSU throttles Iowa for Beavers' first". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. September 25, 1966. p. 1B. 
  11. ^ Hoefflin, Walter (October 9, 1966). "Wildcat passes surprise Beavers, 14-6". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 3B. 
  12. ^ Wilson, Mike (October 30, 1966). "Beavers swamp Cougars". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). p. 12. 
  13. ^ Missildine, Harry (October 30, 1966). "Beavers rip Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports. 
  14. ^ Hoefflin, Walter (November 13, 1966). "Beavers stun Huskies, 24–13". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B. 
  15. ^ 2011 Oregon State football media guide.
  16. ^ 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Boyles, Bob and Paul Guido. 2007 Aug 1.