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1966 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferenceAthletic Association of Western Universities
Ranking
CoachesNo. 19
1966 record7–3 (3–1 AAWU)
Head coachDee Andros (2nd season)
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 AAWU football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
USC 4 1 0     7 4 0
#5 UCLA 3 1 0     9 1 0
Oregon State 3 1 0     7 3 0
Washington 4 3 0     6 4 0
California 2 3 0     3 7 0
Oregon 1 3 0     3 7 0
Washington State 1 3 0     3 7 0
Stanford 1 4 0     5 5 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 1966 college football season. Home games were played on campus in Corvallis at Parker Stadium and at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.[1]

Under second-year head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers were 7–3 overall and 3–1 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, later Pacific-8 Conference, or Pac-8). Only one of the four conference teams from the state of California was on the schedule; champion USC shut out OSU in Portland.[1]

Following a 1–3 start, OSU won its last six games,[2] and were ranked nineteenth in the final UPI Coaches Poll.[3][4]

The starting quarterbacks this season were senior Paul Brothers and sophomore Steve Preece.[5][6][7] Workhorse senior fullback Pete Pifer became the school's all-time leading rusher, overtaking Sam Baker.[8]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 17at Michigan*L 0–4156,907
September 24at Iowa*W 17–343,276
October 1No. 5 USCL 0–2129,217
October 8Northwestern*L 6–1422,497
October 15Idaho*
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon [5]
W 14–716,144
October 22at Arizona State*W 18–1729,118
October 29at Washington StateW 41–1318,500
November 5Arizona*
  • Multnomah Stadium
  • Portland, Oregon [8]
W 31–1213,067
November 12Washington
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, Oregon [14]
W 24–1221,347
November 19Oregon
W 20–1523,700
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[15]

RosterEdit

  • QB Paul Brothers, Sr.
  • RB Bob Grim, Sr.
  • RB Pete Pifer, Sr.
  • DL Jon Sandstrom, So.
  • Skip Vanderbrundt, Jr. (defense)

Game summariesEdit

OregonEdit

Civil War
by Quarter1234 Total
Oregon 0 0 0 15 15
• Oregon St 3 10 0 7 20

On a very muddy field at Parker Stadium, Beaver fullback Pete Pifer became the first in AAWU history to run for more than 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons with 130 yards on 31 carries. Pifer and his backfield teammates, Paul Brothers and Bob Grim, combined for 284 total yards of the Beavers' offense.[2][16]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hoefflin, Walter (October 2, 1966). "Beavers lose Pac-8 opener". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=sOVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6458%2C80650.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 20, 1966). "'Too Much' Triplets pace Beavers' victory". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Y6tVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=COEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6609%2C4201276.
  3. Meyers, Jeff (November 29, 1966). "Notre Dame is No. 1 in final UPI balloting". Reading Eagle. UPI (Pennsylvania): p. 26. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=fS0rAAAAIBAJ&sjid=A5gFAAAAIBAJ&pg=4006%2C8859398.
  4. "Irish ride USC win to 1st". Eugene Register-Guard. AP, UPI (Oregon): p. 3B. November 29, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=bKtVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=COEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5786%2C6413363.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hoefflin, Walter (October 16, 1966). "Preece sparks OSU's victory". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=veVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4594%2C3124373.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Beavers rally to nip Devils". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. October 23, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=xOVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3164%2C4590867.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Beavers win 3rd straight". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 2B. October 30, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=y-VVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=2253%2C6102086.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Pifer's yards spark Beavers". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. November 6, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=VatVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=COEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3318%2C952550.
  9. "Beavers mangled by 41-0". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press (Oregon): p. 1B. September 18, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=o-VVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6444%2C3628900.
  10. "OSU throttles Iowa for Beavers' first". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press (Oregon): p. 1B. September 25, 1966. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=quVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EuEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4714%2C5169427.
  11. Hoefflin, Walter (October 9, 1966). "Wildcat passes surprise Beavers, 14-6". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 3B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=tuVVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IOEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6926%2C1528105.
  12. Wilson, Mike (October 30, 1966). "Beavers swamp Cougars". Lewiston Morning Tribune (Idaho): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XrJfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=AzMMAAAAIBAJ&pg=5398%2C5036284.
  13. Missildine, Harry (October 30, 1966). "Beavers rip Cougars". Spokesman-Review (Spokane, Washington): p. 1, sports. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=6zdWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=zegDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6959%2C5283829.
  14. Hoefflin, Walter (November 13, 1966). "Beavers stun Huskies, 24–13". Eugene Register-Guard (Oregon): p. 1B. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=XKtVAAAAIBAJ&sjid=COEDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6272%2C2635594.
  15. 2011 Oregon State football media guide.
  16. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Boyles, Bob and Paul Guido. 2007 Aug 1.
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