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 season Edit
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.
Date Opponent Rank Site Result Attendance
September 23 Baylor W 7–0 31,000
September 30 West Virginia No. NR/18 Archbold Stadium Syracuse, NY ( Rivalry) W 23–6 28,435
October 7 at Maryland No. NR/17 W 7–3 27,500
October 14 at Navy No. NR/16 L 14–27 23,519
October 21 California Archbold Stadium Syracuse, NY W 20–14 32,000
October 28 Penn State Archbold Stadium Syracuse, NY ( Rivalry) L 20–29 41,750
November 4 at Pittsburgh W 14–7 28,704
November 11 Holy Cross Archbold Stadium Syracuse, NY W 41–7 32,000
November 18 at Boston College W 32–20 16,200
November 25 at No. 4/4 UCLA W 32–14 36,177
1967 team players in the NFL Edit
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