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1967 Syracuse Orangemen football
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
1967 record8–2
Head coachBen Schwartzwalder (19th season)
CaptainJames Cheyunski & Larry Csonka[1]
Home stadiumArchbold Stadium
Seasons
← 1966
1968 →
1967 NCAA University Division independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Army         8 2 0
No. 5 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Syracuse         8 2 0
No. 10 Penn State         8 2 1
New Mexico State         7 2 1
UTEP         7 2 1
Utah State         7 2 1
Florida State         7 2 2
West Texas State         8 3 0
Houston         7 3 0
VPI         7 3 0
Memphis State         6 3 0
[[{{{school}}}|Southern Miss]]         6 3 0
Dayton         6 3 1
Xavier         6 3 1
Miami (FL)         7 4 0
Buffalo         6 4 0
Navy         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 5 0
Colorado State         4 5 1
Pacific         4 5 0
Rutgers         4 5 0
Boston College         4 6 0
Georgia Tech         4 6 0
Villanova         4 6 0
Air Force         2 6 2
Tulane         3 7 0
San Jose State         2 7 0
Colgate         2 8 0
Pittsburgh         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1967 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1967 college football season. The Orangemen were led by 19th-year head coach Ben Schwartzwalder and played their home games at Archbold Stadium in Syracuse, New York. The team finished with an 8–2 record and were ranked 12th in final Coaches Poll (the AP Poll ranked only 10 teams at the time), but failed to receive an invitation to a bowl.

Regular seasonEdit

In 1967, Tom Coughlin set the school's single-season pass receiving record. Larry Csonka was in his senior season and was named an All-American. He broke many of the school's rushing records, including some previously held by Ernie Davis, Jim Nance, Floyd Little, and Jim Brown.

In his three seasons at Syracuse, Csonka rushed for a school record 2,934 yards, rushed for 100 yards in 14 different games, and averaged 4.9 yards per carry. From 1965 to 1967, he ranked 19th, 9th and 5th in the nation in rushing. He was the Most Valuable Player in the East–West Shrine Game, the Hula Bowl, and the College All-Star Game.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 23BaylorW 7–031,000
September 30West VirginiaNo. NR/18
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
W 23–628,435
October 7at MarylandNo. NR/17W 7–327,500
October 14at NavyNo. NR/16L 14–2723,519
October 21California
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 20–1432,000
October 28Penn State
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry)
L 20–2941,750
November 4at PittsburghW 14–728,704
November 11Holy Cross
  • Archbold Stadium
  • Syracuse, NY
W 41–732,000
November 18at Boston CollegeW 32–2016,200
November 25at No. 4/4 UCLAW 32–1436,177

Sources:[2][1]

1967 team players in the NFLEdit

Player Round Pick Position Club
Larry Csonka 1 8 Running Back Miami Dolphins
Dennis Fitzgibbons 11 287 Guard San Francisco 49ers
Jim Cheyunski 12 305 Linebacker New England Patriots
[3]

ReferencesEdit

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