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1966 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 40-41-1, .494 W-L% (8th of 12) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 8.32 (2nd of 12) ▪ SOS: 7.81 (1st of 12)

Conference Champion: Southern Methodist

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Arkansas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Southern Methodist)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Southern Methodist 8 3 0 .727 6 1 0 .857 19.1 15.5 13.12 8.21
Arkansas 8 2 0 .800 5 2 0 .714 21.8 7.3 16.50 4.40
Texas 7 4 0 .636 5 2 0 .714 17.6 10.1 13.91 8.37
Texas A&M 4 5 1 .450 4 3 0 .571 14.5 18.3 7.72 8.92
Baylor 5 5 0 .500 3 4 0 .429 16.8 14.0 9.07 7.17
Texas Tech 4 6 0 .400 2 5 0 .286 18.1 21.6 3.75 7.05
Texas Christian 2 8 0 .200 2 5 0 .286 5.5 14.9 -1.38 8.02
Rice 2 8 0 .200 1 6 0 .143 15.4 21.1 3.85 10.35

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 Final
Southern Methodist                       10 10
Arkansas 5 6 7 5     9 8 6 6      
Baylor   10     10                

2 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1966-12-31 Cotton Bowl Georgia 24 Southern Methodist 9 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1966-12-17 Bluebonnet Bowl Texas 19 Mississippi 0 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 173
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 132
3. John Scovell (TXTECH) 107
4. Jon Brittenum (AR) 76
5. Robert Hailey (RICE) 72
6. P.D. Shabay (TXX) 43
7. Rick Bridges (TXX) 42
8. Mike Livingston (SMETH) 37
9. Bill Bradley (TX) 36
10. Mac White (SMETH) 33
Pass Attempts
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 337
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 265
3. John Scovell (TXTECH) 232
4. Robert Hailey (RICE) 149
5. Jon Brittenum (AR) 143
6. P.D. Shabay (TXX) 99
7. Rick Bridges (TXX) 86
8. Mike Livingston (SMETH) 81
  Mac White (SMETH) 81
10. Robby Shelton (RICE) 79
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Jon Brittenum (AR) 53.1
2. Terry Southall (BAY) 51.3
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 49.8
4. Robert Hailey (RICE) 48.3
5. John Scovell (TXTECH) 46.1
Passing Yards
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 1986
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 1532
3. John Scovell (TXTECH) 1323
4. Jon Brittenum (AR) 1103
5. Robert Hailey (RICE) 859
6. Bill Bradley (TX) 535
7. Rick Bridges (TXX) 520
  Mac White (SMETH) 520
9. Mike Livingston (SMETH) 475
10. Larry Peel (TXX) 399
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7.7
2. Terry Southall (BAY) 5.9
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 5.8
4. Robert Hailey (RICE) 5.8
5. John Scovell (TXTECH) 5.7
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Jon Brittenum (AR) 6.5
2. John Scovell (TXTECH) 4.6
3. Terry Southall (BAY) 3.8
4. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 3.4
5. Robert Hailey (RICE) 2.4
Passing Touchdowns
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 16
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 11
3. John Scovell (TXTECH) 8
4. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7
5. Mac White (SMETH) 6
6. Mike Livingston (SMETH) 4
  Bill Bradley (TX) 4
8. Robert Hailey (RICE) 2
Passing Interceptions
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 23
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 19
3. Rick Bridges (TXX) 13
4. Robert Hailey (RICE) 12
5. P.D. Shabay (TXX) 10
6. Larry Peel (TXX) 9
  John Scovell (TXTECH) 9
  Bill Bradley (TX) 9
9. Robby Shelton (RICE) 8
10. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7
  Mac White (SMETH) 7
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Jon Brittenum (AR) 124.3
2. Terry Southall (BAY) 102.9
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 97.7
4. John Scovell (TXTECH) 97.6
5. Robert Hailey (RICE) 85.1
Rush Attempts
1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 206
2. Wendell Housley (TXAM) 155
3. Robby Shelton (RICE) 150
4. Mac White (SMETH) 135
5. L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 133
6. Bill Bradley (TX) 124
7. David Dickey (AR) 115
8. John Scovell (TXTECH) 112
9. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 109
10. Bruce Maxwell (AR) 105
Rushing Yards
1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1080
2. Robby Shelton (RICE) 607
3. Mac White (SMETH) 606
4. L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 597
5. Wendell Housley (TXAM) 548
6. Mike Leinert (TXTECH) 495
7. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 467
8. David Dickey (AR) 447
9. Bruce Maxwell (AR) 376
10. Lester Lehman (RICE) 369
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 5.2
2. Mike Leinert (TXTECH) 4.9
3. Lester Lehman (RICE) 4.6
4. Mac White (SMETH) 4.5
5. L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 4.5
6. Mike Richardson (SMETH) 4.4
7. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 4.3
8. Richard Defee (BAY) 4.2
9. Mike Livingston (SMETH) 4.1
10. Harry Jones (AR) 4.1
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 6
  Robby Shelton (RICE) 6
  Bill Bradley (TX) 6
  L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 6
  Mac White (SMETH) 6
6. Richard Defee (BAY) 5
7. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 3
  Wendell Housley (TXAM) 3
9. Jim Helms (TX) 2
  Lester Lehman (RICE) 2
  Terry Shelton (RICE) 2
  Jim Hagle (SMETH) 2
  Mike Livingston (SMETH) 2
Receptions
1. Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 52
2. Tommy Smith (BAY) 41
3. Paul Becton (BAY) 38
4. Charles Campbell (TXX) 33
5. Jack Eisenhart (BAY) 30
6. Glen Hine (RICE) 29
  Tommy Burnett (AR) 29
8. Tommy Maxwell (TXAM) 27
9. Mike Leinert (TXTECH) 24
10. Bob Long (TXAM) 23
  Les Brown (TXX) 23
Receiving Yards
1. Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 767
2. Tommy Smith (BAY) 483
3. Paul Becton (BAY) 447
4. Tommy Maxwell (TXAM) 445
5. Charles Campbell (TXX) 442
6. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 420
7. Tommy Burnett (AR) 401
8. Jack Eisenhart (BAY) 335
9. Larry Lee (TXAM) 328
10. Glen Hine (RICE) 323
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Tommy Maxwell (TXAM) 16.5
2. Larry Lee (TXAM) 14.9
3. Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 14.8
4. Richard Defee (BAY) 14.1
5. Tommy Burnett (AR) 13.8
6. Charles Campbell (TXX) 13.4
7. Ragen Gennusa (TX) 12.8
8. Kenny Baker (TXTECH) 12.6
9. Tommy Smith (BAY) 11.8
10. Paul Becton (BAY) 11.8
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 7
2. Tommy Maxwell (TXAM) 4
  Tommy Smith (BAY) 4
  Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 4
5. Bob Green (BAY) 3
  Paul Becton (BAY) 3
  George Cheshire (BAY) 3
  Bruce Maxwell (AR) 3
  Bob Long (TXAM) 3
10. Bobby Allen (TXTECH) 2
  Greg Lott (TX) 2
  Harry Jones (AR) 2
  Harold Richardson (SMETH) 2
  Tommy Burnett (AR) 2
  Tom Higgins (TX) 2
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 208
2. Wendell Housley (TXAM) 173
3. Robby Shelton (RICE) 150
4. L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 142
5. Mac White (SMETH) 135
6. Mike Leinert (TXTECH) 126
7. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 125
  Bill Bradley (TX) 125
9. David Dickey (AR) 119
  Larry Jernigan (SMETH) 119
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1096
2. Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 767
3. L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 668
4. Mike Leinert (TXTECH) 660
5. Wendell Housley (TXAM) 657
6. Ross Montgomery (TXX) 656
7. Harry Jones (AR) 643
8. Richard Defee (BAY) 614
9. Robby Shelton (RICE) 607
10. Mac White (SMETH) 606
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Jerry Levias (SMETH) 7
2. Chris Gilbert (TX) 6
  Robby Shelton (RICE) 6
  Bill Bradley (TX) 6
  Mac White (SMETH) 6
  Richard Defee (BAY) 6
  L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 6
8. Tommy Maxwell (TXAM) 4
  Tommy Smith (BAY) 4
  Larry Gilbert (TXTECH) 4
Total Plays
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 398
2. John Scovell (TXTECH) 344
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 336
4. Robby Shelton (RICE) 229
5. Jon Brittenum (AR) 224
6. Mac White (SMETH) 216
7. Chris Gilbert (TX) 206
8. Bill Bradley (TX) 200
9. Robert Hailey (RICE) 170
10. Wendell Housley (TXAM) 155
Total Yards
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 1993
2. John Scovell (TXTECH) 1603
3. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 1549
4. Jon Brittenum (AR) 1271
5. Mac White (SMETH) 1126
6. Chris Gilbert (TX) 1080
7. Robby Shelton (RICE) 935
8. Bill Bradley (TX) 870
9. Robert Hailey (RICE) 841
10. Mike Livingston (SMETH) 744
Total Touchdowns
1. Terry Southall (BAY) 17
2. Edd Hargett (TXAM) 14
3. Mac White (SMETH) 12
4. Bill Bradley (TX) 10
5. John Scovell (TXTECH) 8
6. Jon Brittenum (AR) 7
7. Robby Shelton (RICE) 6
  Chris Gilbert (TX) 6
  Mike Livingston (SMETH) 6
  L.V. Benningfield (RICE) 6