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1966 Michigan Wolverines football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1966 record6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (8th season)
MVPJack Clancy
CaptainJack Clancy
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2/2 Michigan State 7 0 0     9 0 1
#7/6 Purdue 6 1 0     9 2 0
Michigan 4 3 0     6 4 0
Illinois 4 3 0     4 6 0
Minnesota 3 3 1     4 5 1
Ohio State 3 4 0     4 5 0
Northwestern 2 4 1     3 6 1
Wisconsin 2 4 1     3 6 1
Indiana 1 5 1     1 8 1
Iowa 1 6 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1966 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1966 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 17, 1966* Oregon State Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 41–0   56,097
September 24, 1966* at California #9/6 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 17–7   41,302
October 1, 1966* North Carolina #8/7 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 21–7   88,233
October 8, 1966 at #1/1 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 20–7   78,833
October 15, 1966 #9/9 Purdue Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 22–21   79,642
October 22, 1966† Minnesota Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 49–0   71,749
October 29, 1966 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 28–17   51,861
November 5, 1966 Illinois Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI L 28–21   59,322
November 12, 1966 Northwestern Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 28–20   58,556
November 19, 1966 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 17–3   83,403
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leadersEdit

RushingEdit

Player Attempts Net yards Yards per attemptTouchdowns
Dave Fisher1316725.12
Carl Ward1285194.02
Jim Detwiler864114.84

PassingEdit

Player AttemptsCompletions InterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTD
Dick Vidmer225117752.0160913.810

ReceivingEdit

Player ReceptionsYards Yds/RecpTD
Jack Clancy76107714.24
Jim Detwiler916518.33
Carl Ward1014614.62

Kickoff returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Jim Detwiler818322.9019
Carl Ward510921.8040
Ernie Sharpe34515.0017

Punt returnsEdit

Player ReturnsYards Yds/ReturnTDLong
Rick Volk1213110.9010
Dick Sygar710214.6113

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Captain: Jack Clancy
  • All-Americans: Jack Clancy, Rick Volk
  • All-Conference: Rick Volk, Jack Clancy, Don Bailey, Jim Detwiler, Dave Fisher, Frank Nunley
  • Most Valuable Player: Jack Clancy
  • Meyer Morton Award: Don Bailey
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Tom Stincic
  • Arthur Robinsion Scholarship Award: Clayton Wilhite

Coaching staffEdit

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