1966 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
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1966 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
1966 Miami Hurricanes football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
1966 record8-2-1
Head coachCharlie Tate (3rd season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           9 0 1
Colgate           8 1 1
No. 8 Georgia Tech           9 2 0
Army           8 2 0
Dayton           8 2 0
Houston           8 2 0
Memphis State           7 2 0
No. 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
Texas Western           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 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. The Hurricanes were led by head coach Charlie Tate in his third year and finished the season with a record of 8-2-1 and with a victory in the Liberty Bowl.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 17at ColoradoW 24-3-
September 24Florida StateL 20-23-
October 1at LSUL 8-10-
October 14Georgia
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 7-641,756
October 21Indiana
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 14-7-
October 28No. 5 USC
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 10-751,156
November 5at TulaneT 10-10-
November 11Pittsburgh
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 38-14-
November 18Iowa
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 44-0-
November 26at No. 9 FloridaW 21-1659,211
December 10vs. VPINo. 9W 14-725,012
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

  • Ted Hendricks, So.

Game summaries

at Colorado

Overall record Last meeting Result
0-1 1961 L 7-9

Florida State

Overall record Last meeting Result
8-3 1964 L 0-14

Georgia

Overall record Last meeting Result
3-7-1 1963 L 14-31

USC

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Iowa

Overall record Last meeting Result
1-0 1950 W 14-6

at Florida

Miami (FL) at Florida
1 234Total
Hurricanes 0 1470 21
No. 9 Gators 0 367 16

[2]

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Gene Trosch Defensive end 1 24 Kansas City Chiefs
Mike Haggerty Tackle 6 140 Pittsburgh Steelers

References

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Coaching Records Game-by-game: Charlie Tate, 1966". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2013.
  2. ^ "Hurricanes 'Blow' Down Florida, 21-16." Eugene Register-Guard. 1966 Nov 27.
  3. ^ "1967 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved 2013.



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