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1966 Purdue Boilermakers football
Rose Bowl champion
Rose Bowl, W 14–13 vs. USC
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 7
1966 record9–2 (6–1 Big Ten)
Head coachJack Mollenkopf (11th season)
MVPBob Griese
CaptainBob Griese, George Catavolos
Home stadiumRoss–Ade 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 Purdue Boilermakers football team represented the Purdue University in the 1966 Big Ten Conference football season. The Boilermakers, led by future National Football League (NFL) quarterback Bob Griese, won the 1967 Rose Bowl. Griese led Purdue to a second-place finish in the Big Ten Conference and the school's first appearance in the Rose Bowl Game. The Boilermakers were the runner-up in the Big Ten behind Michigan State, but received the conference's Rose Bowl berth because of the Big Ten's "no-repeat" rule at the time. Griese was a two-time All-American at Purdue and was the runner-up to Steve Spurrier for the Heisman Trophy in 1966.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17Ohio*No. 8/NRW 42–347,172
September 24at No. 8/NR Notre Dame*No. 7/7L 14–2659,075
October 1SMU*
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 35–2346,116
October 8Iowa
  • Ross–Ade Stadium
  • West Lafayette, IN
W 35–052,715
October 15at MichiganNo. 9/9W 22–2179,642
October 22at No. 2/2 Michigan StateNo. 9/9L 20–4178,014
October 29Illinois
W 25–2161,643
November 5at WisconsinW 23–056,475
November 12at MinnesotaW 16–049,085
November 19IndianaNo. 10/NR
W 51–662,197
January 1vs. USC*No. 7/6NBCW 14–13101,438

RosterEdit

Game summariesEdit

IndianaEdit

  • Purdue clinches Rose Bowl berth
  • Bob Griese 11/21, 255 Yds, 3 TD, 1 FG, 6/7 XP
  • Leroy Keyes Rush TD, Pass TD, INT
  • Jim Beirne 2 TD Rec
  • Biggest margin in rivalry since 1893[1]


Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Griese Quarterback 1 4 Miami Dolphins
John Charles Defensive back 6 145 New England Patriots
Mike Barnes Defensive back 8 194 Pittsburgh Steelers
Pat Conley Linebacker14 359 Baltimore Colts
George Catavolos Defensive back 17437 Philadelphia Eagles
[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Purdue Official Big 10 Rose Bowl Rep". 1966 Nov 20. 2014-Sep-20.
  2. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1967.htm
  3. http://www.touchdownclubofcolumbus.com/Awards.htm#SAMMY Script error
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