1965 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
MVC champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
1965 record8–3 (4–0 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumSkelly Stadium (Capacity: 40,385)
Seasons
← 1964
1966 →
1965 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulsa $ 4 0 0     8 3 0
Louisville 2 1 0     6 4 0
North Texas State 2 2 0     3 7 1
Cincinnati 1 2 0     5 5 0
Wichita State 0 4 0     2 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1965 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1965 NCAA University Division football season. In their fifth year under head coach Glenn Dobbs, the Golden Hurricane compiled an 8–3 record, 4–0 against Missouri Valley Conference opponents, and lost to Tennessee, 27-6 in the 1965 Bluebonnet Bowl.[1] Under Glenn Dobbs, Tulsa led the nation in passing for five straight years from 1962 to 1966.[2]

The 1965 team was led by record-setting performances from quarterback Billy Anderson and end Howard Twilley.[3] Anderson set five NCAA major college, single-season records with 3,464 passing yards, 3,343 yards of total offense (334.3 per game), 509 pass attempts, 296 completions, and 580 total offense plays.[4] Twilley set eight new major college records, including 19 receptions in a game, 134 receptions in a season, 261 receptions in a career, five touchdown receptions in a game, 16 touchdown receptions in a season, 32 touchdown catches in a career, 1,779 receiving yards in a season, and 3,343 receiving yards in a career. He also led the NCAA in 1965 with 121 points.[5] Twilley was a consensus first-team All-American in 1965,[6] went on to play 11 years in the National Football League and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 11at Houston*W 14–0
September 25at No. 5 Arkansas*L 12–20
October 2at Oklahoma State*L 14–17
October 9Memphis State*W 32–28
October 16at North TexasW 27–20
October 23Cincinnati
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 49–6
October 30at Southern Illinois*W 55–12
November 6Louisville
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 51–18
November 20at Wichita StateW 13–3
November 25Colorado State*
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 48–20
December 18vs. No. 7 TennesseeL 6–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

  1. ^ "1965 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  2. ^ James Hart, "Passing of a Hurricane Legend" Archived 2010-05-28 at the Wayback Machine, University of Tulsa Collegian, November 19, 2002.
  3. ^ "1965 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Tulsa Star Sets Five Grid Marks". The Daily Telegram. December 9, 1965. p. 1B – via Newspapers.com. open access
  5. ^ "Tulsa's Twilley First in Points, Pass Receiving". The Pantagraph. December 5, 1965. p. 17.
  6. ^ "2014 NCAA Football Records: Consensus All-America Selections" (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). 2014. p. 7. Retrieved February 27, 2016.