1966 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1966 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1966 record6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (8th year)
MVPJack Clancy
CaptainJack Clancy
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
« 19651967 »
 
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1966 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1966 record6–4 (4–3 Big Ten)
Head coachBump Elliott (8th year)
MVPJack Clancy
CaptainJack Clancy
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
Seasons
« 19651967 »
1966 Big Ten football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
#2/2 Michigan State 700  901
#7/6 Purdue610  920
Michigan430  640
Illinois430  460
Minnesota331  451
Ohio State340  450
Northwestern241  361
Wisconsin241  361
Indiana151  181
Iowa160  280
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1966 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1966 college football season. The team's head coach was Bump Elliott. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponent#Rank#SiteTVResultAttendance
September 17, 1966Oregon State*Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MIW 41–0  56,097
September 24, 1966at California*#9/6California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CAW 17–7  41,302
October 1, 1966North Carolina*#8/7Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MIL 7–21  88,233
October 8, 1966at #1/1 Michigan StateSpartan StadiumEast Lansing, MIL 7–20  78,833
October 15, 1966#9/9 PurdueMichigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MIL 21–22  79,642
October 22, 1966MinnesotadaggerMichigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MIW 49–0  71,749
October 29, 1966at WisconsinCamp Randall StadiumMadison, WIW 28–17  51,861
November 5, 1966IllinoisMichigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MIL 21–28  59,322
November 12, 1966NorthwesternMichigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MIW 28–20  58,556
November 19, 1966at Ohio StateOhio StadiumColumbus, OHW 17–3  83,403
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Statistical leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

PlayerAttemptsNet yardsYards per attemptTouchdowns
Dave Fisher1316725.12
Carl Ward1285194.02
Jim Detwiler864114.84

Passing[edit]

PlayerAttemptsCompletionsInterceptionsComp %YardsYds/CompTD
Dick Vidmer225117752.0160913.810

Receiving[edit]

PlayerReceptionsYardsYds/RecpTD
Jack Clancy76107714.24
Jim Detwiler916518.33
Carl Ward1014614.62

Kickoff returns[edit]

PlayerReturnsYardsYds/ReturnTDLong
Jim Detwiler818322.9019
Carl Ward510921.8040
Ernie Sharpe34515.0017

Punt returns[edit]

PlayerReturnsYardsYds/ReturnTDLong
Rick Volk1213110.9010
Dick Sygar710214.6113

Awards and honors[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

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