1966 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
1966 record6–4 (1–3 MVC)
Head coach
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
North Texas State + 3 1 0 8 2 0
Tulsa + 3 1 0 6 4 0
Cincinnati 2 2 0 3 7 0
Louisville 1 3 0 6 4 0
Wichita State 1 3 0 2 8 0
  • + – Conference co-champions

The 1966 Louisville Cardinals football team was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville in the Missouri Valley Conference (MVC) during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. In their 21st season under head coach Frank Camp, the Cardinals compiled a 6–4 record (1–3 against conference opponents) and outscored opponents by a total of 231 to 159.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Benny Russell with 2,016 passing yards, Jim Stallings with 350 rushing yards, Jim Zamberlan with 747 receiving yards, and Mike Dennis with 30 points scored.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 24at Southern Illinois*W 16–7
October 1North Texas StateL 19–20[3]
October 8at Dayton*L 17–20
October 15Drake*
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 66–26
October 22at Marshall*W 35–15
October 29at Wichita StateL 2–9
November 5Kent State*
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 23–20
November 12at CincinnatiL 3–17
November 19Tulsa
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 29–18
November 26East Carolina
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 21–7[4]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "1966 Louisville Cardinals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "1966 Louisville Cardinals Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 29, 2020.
  3. ^ "North Texas nips UL 20–19". The Courier-Journal. October 2, 1966. Retrieved November 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "'Weird' pass play helps UL sink East Carolina 21–7". The Courier-Journal. November 27, 1966. Retrieved March 2, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.