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1966 Syracuse Orangemen football
Gator Bowl, L 12–18 vs. Tennessee
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1966 record8–3
Head coachBen Schwartzwalder (18th season)
CaptainFloyd Little & Herb Stecker[1]
Home stadiumArchbold Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame           9 0 1
Colgate           8 1 1
No. 8 Georgia Tech           9 2 0
Army           8 2 0
Dayton           8 2 0
Houston           8 2 0
Memphis           7 2 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           8 2 1
VPI           8 2 1
Syracuse           8 3 0
Colorado State           7 3 0
New Mexico State           7 3 0
West Texas State           7 3 0
Villanova           6 3 0
Holy Cross           6 3 1
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]           6 4 0
Texas Western           6 4 0
Rutgers           5 4 0
Tulane           5 4 1
Florida State           6 5 0
Buffalo           5 5 0
Penn State           5 5 0
Air Force           4 6 0
Boston College           4 6 0
Navy           4 6 0
Utah State           4 6 0
Xavier           4 6 0
Pacific           4 7 0
San Jose State           3 7 0
Pittsburgh           1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University in the 1966 college football season. The Orangemen were led by 18th-year head coach Ben Schwartzwalder and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. After losing their first two games of the season, Syracuse won the next eight games, finishing the regular season with a record of 8–2 and ranked 16th in the Coaches' Poll. They were invited to the 1966 Gator Bowl, where they lost to Tennessee.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 10at BaylorNo. 7L 12–3531,000
September 24No. 2 UCLAL 12–3135,000
October 1Maryland
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 28–725,000
October 8Navy
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 28–1439,000
October 15at Boston CollegeW 30–024,500
October 22at Holy CrossW 28–619,000
October 29Pittsburgh
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
W 33–730,000
November 5at Penn StateW 12–1046,314
November 12Florida State
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 37–2135,405
November 19at West VirginiaW 34–719,000
December 31vs. TennesseeL 12–1860,213
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[2][1]

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