1966 Tangerine Bowl
1234 Total
West Chester 0006 6
Morgan State 0707 14
DateDecember 10, 1966
StadiumTangerine Bowl
LocationOrlando, Florida
MVPWillie Lanier[1]
Tangerine Bowl
 < 1965  1967

The 1966 Tangerine Bowl was an NCAA College Division game following the 1966 season, between the West Chester Golden Rams and the Morgan State Bears. Morgan State linebacker Willie Lanier was named the game's most valuable player.[1]


The game was one of four regional finals in the College Division, the predecessor of Division II; the other three postseason games were the Pecan, Grantland Rice, and Camellia bowls, also played on December 10.

Notable participants

Morgan State players who subsequently had NFL careers include Lanier, defensive back Bob Wade, quarterback and kicker (later, defensive back) Daryl Johnson, wide receiver Alvin Mitchell, and linebacker (later, running back) Jeff Queen. Wade also went on to be head basketball coach for the Maryland Terrapins. James Phillips played in the NFL and went on to become head football and wrestling coach at Morgan State. Lanier and head coach Earl Banks are inductees of the College Football Hall of Fame. Lanier is an inductee of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

West Chester quarterback Jim Haynie, offensive end Don Wilkinson, and head coach Bob Mitten are inductees of their university's hall of fame.[3]

Scoring summary

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP WC MS
2 4:31 17 80 MS Roland Savage 1-yard touchdown run, Daryl Johnson kick good 0 7
4 3:33 MS Interception returned 11 yards for touchdown by Jeff Queen, Daryl Johnson kick good 0 14
4 0:31 13 72 WC Don Wilkinson 11-yard touchdown reception from Jim Haynie, 2-point pass failed 6 14
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 6 14



  1. ^ a b c Naylor, Robert L. (December 11, 1966). "BEARS BEAT RAMS, 14-6 IN FLORIDA". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 1, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ a b "Morgan State Wins Tangerine Bowl Game 14-6". The News-Press. Fort Myers, Florida. Associated Press. December 11, 1966. Retrieved March 1, 2017 – via newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame". wcupagoldenrams.com. Retrieved March 2, 2017.

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