1966 Arizona Wildcats football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1966 record3–7 (1–4 WAC)
Head coach
CaptainWoody King, Roger Calderwood
Home stadiumArizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Wyoming $ 5 0 0 10 1 0
BYU 3 2 0 8 2 0
Arizona State 3 2 0 5 5 0
Utah 3 2 0 5 5 0
Arizona 1 4 0 3 7 0
New Mexico 0 5 0 2 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1966 Arizona Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. In their eighth and final season under head coach Jim LaRue, the Wildcats compiled a 3–7 record (1–4 against WAC opponents), finished in fifth place in the WAC, and were outscored by their opponents, 250 to 192. The team captains were Woody King and Roger Calderwood.[1][2] The team played its home games in Arizona Stadium in Tucson, Arizona. LaRue was fired after the season due to a poor win-loss record.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included Mark Reed with 2,368 passing yards, Brad Hubbert with 501 rushing yards, and Jim Greth with 1,003 receiving yards.[4]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 17at Iowa*L 20–31
September 24Kansas*L 13–35
October 1at WyomingL 6–36
October 8at New MexicoW 36–15
October 22Utah
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 19–24
October 29BYU
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
L 14–16
November 5at Oregon State*L 12–31
November 12Washington State*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 28–18
November 19Iowa State*
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ
W 27–24
November 26Arizona State
  • Arizona Stadium
  • Tucson, AZ (rivalry)
L 17–20
  • *Non-conference game

Season notes

References

  1. ^ "1966 Arizona Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Arizona Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). University of Arizona. 2016. pp. 102, 106. Retrieved September 6, 2016.
  3. ^ "UA fires football coach LaRue, cites 'wins and losses'". The Arizona Republic. December 1, 1966.
  4. ^ "1966 Arizona Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 6, 2016.