1966 VPI Gobblers football
Liberty Bowl, L 7–14 vs. Miami (FL)
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
1966 record8–2–1
Head coach
Home stadiumLane Stadium
Seasons
← 1965
1967 →
1966 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame       9 0 1
Colgate       8 1 1
No. 8 Georgia Tech       9 2 0
Army       8 2 0
Dayton       8 2 0
Houston       8 2 0
Memphis State       7 2 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)       8 2 1
VPI       8 2 1
Syracuse       8 3 0
Colorado State       7 3 0
New Mexico State       7 3 0
West Texas State       7 3 0
Villanova       6 3 0
Holy Cross       6 3 1
Southern Miss       6 4 0
Texas Western       6 4 0
Tulane       5 4 1
Florida State       6 5 0
Buffalo       5 5 0
Penn State       5 5 0
Air Force       4 6 0
Boston College       4 6 0
Navy       4 6 0
Utah State       4 6 0
Xavier       4 6 0
Pacific       4 7 0
San Jose State       3 7 0
Pittsburgh       1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1966 VPI Gobblers football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute in the 1966 NCAA University Division football season.[1]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 17at TulaneL 0–1322,500[2]
September 24George WashingtonW 49–018,000[3]
October 1West Virginia
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
T 13–1325,000
October 8at KentuckyW 7–0
October 15vs. VanderbiltW 21–6
October 22at VirginiaW 24–7
October 29Florida Statedagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
ABCW 23–21
November 5at Wake ForestW 11–013,000
November 12at William & MaryW 20–1813,000
November 24vs. VMIW 70–12
December 1012:15 p.m.vs. No. 9 Miami (FL)ABCL 7–1425,012
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[4]

Players

The following players were members of the 1966 football team according to the roster published in the 1967 edition of The Bugle, the Virginia Tech yearbook.[5]

VPI 1966 roster
  • Art Aguilar
  • S. Backs
  • Ken Barefoot
  • Eddie Barker
  • Frank Beamer
  • Judson Bigelow
  • Andy Bowling
  • Jud Brownell
  • Donnie Bruce
  • Eddie Bulheller
  • James Edward "Eddie" Carter
  • Paul Frederick Cobb
  • Chris Frank Collis
  • George Constantinides
  • J. Dee Crigger
  • Clarence Culpepper
  • Daniel Cupp
  • Ron Davidson
  • Scott Dawson
  • Damon William Dedo
  • Steve Divita
  • Daniel W. Etzold
  • David Lowell Farmer
  • Rusty Fife
  • Gene Fisher
  • Chester Arthur Forrester
  • George Foussekis
  • Tommy Francisco
  • Doug Gainous
  • Sal Garcia
  • Ted Georges
  • Jerry Green
  • Bob Griffith
  • Tommy Groom
  • Waddey Harvey
  • Jeff Haynes
  • Bert Henderson
  • Erick Johnson
  • Al Kincaid
  • Karsten Koepcke
  • Frank Leonard
  • Ronnie Lindon
  • Dickie Longerbeam
  • Frank Loria
  • Leonard Angelo Luongo
  • Fred Magarian
  • John Lawrence Maxwell
  • Ronald Lee McGuigan
  • Milton E. Miller
  • Richard Mollo
  • Dan Mooney
  • Frederick Marshall Mooney
  • Carl Edward Omohundro
  • Thomas Irwin Parks
  • Rick Piland
  • John Raible
  • James John Reba
  • Jim Richards
  • John Schrecker
  • Dennis Michael Semones
  • Tommy Stafford
  • Tom Swords
  • Don Thacker
  • John Randolph Treadwell
  • Jonathan Titley Utin
  • Ken Whitley
  • Sands Woody
  • Pete Wrenn
  • Carl Yaras

References

  1. ^ "1966 Virginia Tech schedule".
  2. ^ "Tulane rolls to 13–0 victory over Va. Tech". The Danville Register. September 18, 1966. Retrieved October 1, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Virginia Tech trounces outmanned GWU 40 to 0". The Danville Register. September 25, 1966. Retrieved February 7, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Virginia Tech Football Past Schedules "1966–1967". Virginia Tech Sports Information Department, Hokiesports.com. Accessed January 21, 2018.
  5. ^ "The Bugle 1967" (PDF). Virginia Tech Bugle. 1967. p. 88. Retrieved 2017-12-07.