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1966 Northwestern Wildcats football
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1966 record3–6–1 (2–4–1 Big Ten)
Head coachAlex Agase (3rd season)
MVPRoger Murphy
CaptainCas Banaszek[1]
CaptainBob Otterbacher
Home stadiumDyche 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 Northwestern Wildcats team represented Northwestern University during the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third year under head coach Alex Agase, the Wildcats compiled a 3–6–1 record (2–4–1 against Big Ten Conference opponents) and finished in a tie for seventh place in the Big Ten Conference.[2]

The team's offensive leaders were quarterback Bill Melzer with 1,171 passing yards, Bob McKelvey with 459 rushing yards, and Roger Murphy with 777 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17at Florida*L 7–43
September 24IndianaL 14–26
October 1No. 4 Notre Dame*
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL (Rivalry)
L 7–35
October 8at Oregon State*W 14–6
October 15at WisconsinT 3–3
October 22at IowaW 24–15
October 29No. 2 Michigan State
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 0–22
November 5Minnesota
  • Dyche Stadium
  • Evanston, IL
L 13–28
November 12at MichiganL 20–28
November 19Illinois
W 35–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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