1966 Ole Miss Rebels Football Team
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1966 Ole Miss Rebels Football Team
1966 Ole Miss Rebels football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
1966 record8-3 (5-2 SEC)
Head coachJohnny Vaught (20th season)
Home stadiumHemingway Stadium
Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Alabama + 6 0 0     11 0 0
No. 4 Georgia + 5 0 0     10 1 0
Florida 5 1 0     9 2 0
Ole Miss 5 2 0     8 3 0
Tennessee 3 2 0     8 3 0
LSU 3 3 0     5 4 1
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 6 1
Auburn 1 5 0     4 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 5 0     1 9 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Ole Miss Rebels football team represented the University of Mississippi during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season.[1] The Rebels were led by 20th-year head coach Johnny Vaught and played their home games at Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Mississippi and Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson. The team competed as members of the Southeastern Conference, finishing in fourth. After starting 2-2 on the year, the Rebels began a six-game winning streak with a come-from-behind victory over upset-minded Southern Miss on homecoming.[2] Ole Miss ended the regular season at 8-2, and were ranked 12th in the final Coaches Poll, which was conducted before bowl season. The AP Poll ranked only ten teams at the time. The Rebels were invited to the 1966 Bluebonnet Bowl, where they were shutout by Texas, 0-19.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17at Memphis State*W 13-0
September 24KentuckyW 17-0
October 1No. 3 Alabama
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (rivalry)
L 7-17
October 8at GeorgiaL 3-9
October 15Southern Miss*daggerW 14-7
October 22vs. Houston*
  • Memphis Memorial Stadium
  • Memphis, TN
W 27-6
October 29at LSUW 17-0
November 12at No. 10 TennesseeW 14-7
November 19Vanderbilt
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (rivalry)
W 34-0
November 26Mississippi State
W 24-0
December 17vs. Texas*L 0-19
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References



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