1966 San Jose State Spartans football team
|1966 San Jose State Spartans football|
|Head coach||Harry Anderson (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Spartan Stadium|
|1966 NCAA University Division independents football records|
|No. 1 Notre Dame||–||–||9||–||0||–||1|
|No. 8 Georgia Tech||–||–||9||–||2||–||0|
|No. 9 Miami (FL)||–||–||8||–||2||–||1|
|New Mexico State||–||–||7||–||3||–||0|
|West Texas State||–||–||7||–||3||–||0|
|San Jose State||–||–||3||–||7||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
San Jose State played as an Independent in 1966. The team was led by second-year head coach Harry Anderson, and played home games at Spartan Stadium in San Jose, California. The Spartans finished the 1966 season with a record of three wins and seven losses (3–7). Overall, the team was outscored by its opponents 151–198 for the season.
|September 17||at Stanford||L 21–25|
|September 24||BYU||L 9–19|
|October 1||at Oregon||W 21–7||16,000|
|October 8||at California||W 24–0|
|October 15||San Diego State[note 2]||L 0–25|||
|October 22||at Texas Western[note 3]||L 0–35|
|October 29||at Pacific (CA)[note 4]||L 35–38|
|November 5||Idaho||W 21–7|
|November 12||at Utah State||L 7–27||8,620|
|November 19||Fresno State[note 6]||L 13–15|
Team players in the NFL/AFL
|Tommie Smith||Wide receiver||9||226||Los Angeles Rams|
|Eric Watts||Defensive back||12||297||Detroit Lions|
|Martin Baccaglio||Defensive end||14||355||San Diego Chargers|
The following finished their San Jose State career in 1966, were not drafted, but played in the AFL.
|Player||Position||First AFL team|
|Bill Peterson||Linebacker – Tight end||1968 Cincinnati Bengals|
- San Jose State University was known as San Jose State College from 1935 to 1971.
- San Diego State University was known as San Diego State College from 1935 to 1971.
- University of Texas at El Paso was known as Texas Western College of the University of Texas from 1949 to 1966.
- Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
- This stadium is the predecessor to the current Maverik Stadium (Romney Stadium) that has served as the home of the Aggies since 1968
- California State University, Fresno was known as Fresno State College from 1949 to 1971.
- "San Jose Stunned by Aztecs". Independent Press-Telegram. Long Beach, California. October 16, 1966. p. C-2. Retrieved November 15, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Utah State Football Guide 2016" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007.
- "San Jose State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 16, 2016.
- "San Jose State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved February 1, 2017.
- "1967 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "San Jose St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 16, 2016.
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