|1966 Oregon State Beavers football|
|Conference||Athletic Association of Western Universities|
|1966 record||7–3 (3–1 AAWU)|
|Home stadium||Parker Stadium|
Multnomah Stadium (Portland)
|1966 Athletic Association of Western Universities football standings|
|No. 5 UCLA||3||–||1||–||0||9||–||1||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1966 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University during the 1966 NCAA University Division football season. Four home games were played on campus in Corvallis at Parker Stadium and two at Multnomah Stadium in Portland.
Under second-year head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers were 7–3 overall and 3–1 in the Athletic Association of Western Universities (AAWU, later Pacific-8 Conference, or Pac-8). Only one of the four conference teams from the state of California was on the schedule; champion USC shut out OSU in Portland.
The starting quarterbacks this season were senior Paul Brothers and sophomore Steve Preece. Workhorse senior fullback Pete Pifer became the school's all-time leading rusher, overtaking Sam Baker.
|September 17||at Michigan*||L 0–41||56,907|
|September 24||at Iowa*||W 17–3||43,276|
|October 1||No. 5 USC||L 0–21||29,217|
|October 8||Northwestern*||L 6–14||22,497|
|October 15||Idaho*||W 14–7||16,144|
|October 22||at Arizona State*||W 18–17||29,118|
|October 29||at Washington State||W 41–13||18,500|
|November 5||Arizona*||W 31–12||13,067|
|November 12||Washington||W 24–12||21,347|
|November 19||Oregon||W 20–15||23,700|
|1966 Oregon State Beavers football team roster|
On a very muddy field at Parker Stadium, Beaver fullback Pete Pifer became the first in AAWU history to run for more than 1,000 yards in two consecutive seasons with 130 yards on 31 carries. Pifer and his backfield teammates, Paul Brothers and Bob Grim, combined for 284 total yards of the Beavers' offense.
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- Uhrhammer, Jerry (November 20, 1966). "'Too Much' Triplets pace Beavers' victory". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1B.
- Meyers, Jeff (November 29, 1966). "Notre Dame is No. 1 in final UPI balloting". Reading Eagle. Pennsylvania. UPI. p. 26.
- "Irish ride USC win to 1st". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). AP, UPI. November 29, 1966. p. 3B.
- Hoefflin, Walter (October 16, 1966). "Preece sparks OSU's victory". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
- "Beavers rally to nip Devils". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. October 23, 1966. p. 1B.
- "Beavers win 3rd straight". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. October 30, 1966. p. 2B.
- "Pifer's yards spark Beavers". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. November 6, 1966. p. 1B.
- "Beavers mangled by 41-0". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. September 18, 1966. p. 1B.
- "OSU throttles Iowa for Beavers' first". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. Associated Press. September 25, 1966. p. 1B.
- Hoefflin, Walter (October 9, 1966). "Wildcat passes surprise Beavers, 14-6". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 3B.
- Wilson, Mike (October 30, 1966). "Beavers swamp Cougars". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 12.
- Missildine, Harry (October 30, 1966). "Beavers rip Cougars". Spokesman-Review. (Spokane, Washington). p. 1, sports.
- Hoefflin, Walter (November 13, 1966). "Beavers stun Huskies, 24–13". Eugene Register-Guard. Oregon. p. 1B.
- 2011 Oregon State football media guide.
- "WSU vs. OSU". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). (rosters). October 28, 1966. p. 13.
- 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport. Boyles, Bob and Paul Guido. 2007 Aug 1.