Gallery: Marshall vs. Morehead State, Sept. 17, 1966
Marshall University (white jerseys) beat Morehead State University (dark jerseys) 27-20 at Morehead on Sept. 17, 1966. The 1966 team had a 2-8 record under coach Charlie Snyder. Team captains were Andy Socha and Dennis Miller.
From 1966 to 1983, Marshall's football program suffered a dismal streak of losing seasons. In 1984, Marshall won its two final games on the road against Illinois State and East Tennessee State to finish with a 6-5 record for its first winning season in 20 years.
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1966 MU Varsity Football Roster
(Information from the 1966 Marshall media guide. Numbers might not match the photos.)
14, Jim Gilbert, QB, Sophomore, New Martinsville, W.Va.
15, Jim Torrence, QB, Junior, Appomattox, Va.
20, Jim Mandeville, FB, South Charleston, W.Va.
22, Charlie Jones, TB, Sophomore, Logan, W.Va.
24, Mickey Jackson, TB, Harpers Ferry, W.Va.
25, Jim Heaton, DB, Junior, Harrisville, W.Va.
27, Mike Patterson, DB, Senior, Batavia, N.Y.
31, Roger Snyder, TB, Junior, Sherman, W.Va.
32, Jim Brandt, WB, Sophomore, Logan, Ohio.
33, Andy Socha, FB, Senior, Steubenville, Ohio.
34, George Hummell, DB, Sophomore, Logan, Ohio.
35, Claude Smith, WB, Junior, Louisville, Ky.
36, Jake Rowe, WB, Junior, Weirton, W.Va.
40, Tom Harris, KS, Junior, Huntington.
41, Rich Robb, LB, Junior, South Charleston, W.Va.
42, Bruce Wallace, DB, Sophomore, Middleport, Ohio.
43, Andy Banfi, DB, Sophomore, Follansbee, W.Va.
50, Tom McLaughlin, LB, Junior, Blue Jay, W.Va.
51, Wayne Kauffman, G, Sophomore, Columbia, Pa.
52, Jerry Arnold, C, Junior, Pomeroy, Ohio.
53, Jim Taylor, C, Senior, Williamson, W.Va.
54, Chuck Rine, C, Junior, Moundsville, W.Va.
60, Gene Gatrell, G, Senior, Sistersville, W.Va.
61, Keith Winter, G, Junior, Ripley, W.Va.
63, Dennis Miller, G, Senior, Waverly, Ohio.
64, Dennis Parker, LB, Junior, Long Bottom, Ohio.
65, Gale Smith, G, Sophomore, Parkersburg, W.Va.
66, Ron Safford, G, Sophomore, Point Pleasant, W.Va.
67, Paul Dotson, LB, Junior, Pikeville, Ky.
68, Don Carr, G, Senior, Lancaster, Pa.
69, Jerry Rinehart, G, Junior, St. Mary's, W.Va.
70, Denny Caldwell, T, Sophomore, Wheeling, W.Va.
71, Harold Bennett, T, Sophomore, St. Louis, Mo.
73, Curt Keesee, T, Junior, St. Albans, W.Va.
74, Jimmy Shepherd, T, Sophomore, Wellston, Ohio.
75, Bennie Thomas, T, Sophomore, Indianapolis, Ind.
76, Gene Phillips, T, Sophomore, Belfry, Ky.
77, Jim Preston, T, Junior, Paintsville, Ky.
78, Tom Wilkinson, T, Junior, Charleston, W.Va.
79, Tom Hilton, T, Sophomore, Clarksburg, W.Va.
81, Vic Ferrari, E, Senior, Charleston, W.Va.
82, John Land, E, Junior, Bluefield, W.Va.
83, Joe Ralbusky, E, Sophomore, Wheeling, W.Va.
84, Ken Simpson, E, Junior, Elkins, W.Va.
85, Jim Starkey, E, Sophomore, New Martinsville, W.Va.
86, Joe Gast, E, Sophomore, Baltimore, Md.
86, Herb Young, E, Junior, Martins Ferry, Ohio.
88, Parris Coleman, E, Junior, Winona, W.Va.
89, John DeMarco, E, Junior, Shadyside, Ohio.