1966 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1966 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1966 record 5–5
Head coach Joe Paterno (1st year)
Captain Mike Irwin
Captain John Runnells
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 46,284)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Notre Dame           9 0 1
Colgate           8 1 1
#8 Georgia Tech           9 2 0
Army           8 2 0
Dayton           8 2 0
Houston           8 2 0
Memphis           7 2 0
#9 Miami (FL)           8 2 1
VPI           8 2 1
Syracuse           8 3 0
Colorado State           7 3 0
New Mexico State           7 3 0
West Texas State           7 3 0
Villanova           6 3 0
Holy Cross           6 3 1
Southern Miss           6 4 0
UTEP           6 4 0
Rutgers           5 4 0
Tulane           5 4 1
Florida State           6 5 0
Buffalo           5 5 0
Penn State           5 5 0
Air Force           4 6 0
Boston College           4 6 0
Navy           4 6 0
Utah State           4 6 0
Xavier           4 6 0
Pacific           4 7 0
San Jose State           3 7 0
Pittsburgh           1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Penn State University during the 1966 college football season.[1] It was Joe Paterno's first season as head coach of Penn State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17 Maryland Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) W 15–7   40,911
September 24 at No. 1 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Rivalry) L 8–42   64,860
October 1 at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 0–11   31,112
October 8 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 30–21   30,924
October 15 at No. 4 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 11–49   37,271
October 22 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) W 38–6   15,835
October 29 Californiadagger Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 33–15   33,332
November 5 Syracuse Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC Regional L 10–12   45,126
November 12 at No. 5 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 0–21   50,172
November 19 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 48–24   30,467
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Maryland[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Maryland 7 0 0 0 7
• Penn St 11 0 0 4 15

[2]

Michigan State[edit]

Army[edit]

Boston College[edit]

UCLA[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

NFL/AFL Common Draft[edit]

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1967 NFL/AFL Common Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
2nd 27 53 Dave Rowe Defensive tackle New Orleans Saints
10th 20 257 John Runnells Boston Patriots
16th 22 415 Mike Irwin Buffalo Bills

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1965-1969)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Penn State Trips Terrapins, 15-7." Palm Beach Post. 1966 Sept 18. Retrieved 2014-Jan-14.