|1966 Illinois Fighting Illini football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1966 record||4–6 (4–3 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Pete Elliott (7th season)|
|Captain||Bo Batchelder, Kai Anderson|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1966 Big Ten football standings|
|#2/2 Michigan State †||7||–||0||–||0||9||–||0||–||1|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1966 Illinois Fighting Illini football team was an American football team that represented the University of Illinois during the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. In their seventh year under head coach Pete Elliott, the Illini compiled a 4–6 record and finished in a tie for third place in the Big Ten Conference.
The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Bob Naponic with 998 passing yards, running back Bill Huston with 420 rushing yards, and John Wright with 831 receiving yards. Guard Ron Guenther was selected as the team's most valuable player.
|September 17||at SMU*||L 7–26|
|September 24||Missouri*||L 14–21|
|October 1||No. 1 Michigan State||L 10–26|
|October 8||Ohio State||W 10–9|
|October 15||at Indiana||W 24–10|
|October 22||Stanford*||L 3–6|
|October 29||at Purdue||L 21–25|
|November 5||at Michigan||W 28–21|
|November 12||Wisconsin||W 49–14|
|November 19||at Northwestern||L 7–35|
- ↑ "1966 Illinois Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1966-schedule.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- ↑ "1966 Illinois Fighting Illini Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/illinois/1966.html. Retrieved December 16, 2015.
- ↑ "Fighting Illini Football Record Book". University of Illinois. 2015. p. 155. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/fightingillini.com/documents/2015/8/3/3_History_7_30.pdf. Retrieved December 29, 2016.
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