1968 Orlando Panthers (COFL) 1st place Atlantic Division 10-2-0 .833
Head Coach: Dick Pesonen
DayDateOpponentScoreLocationVenueAttendanceNotes
Sat8/17/1968HIndianapolis Capitols28-21WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl6624
Sat8/24/1968ANorfolk Neptunes7-13LNorfolk, VAForeman Field13486
Sat8/31/1968AArkansas Diamonds54-20WLittle Rock, ARQuigley Stadium3000
Sat9/7/1968HAlabama Hawks38-14WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl8243
Sat9/14/1968HCharleston Rockets28-14WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl10084
Sat9/21/1968AAlabama Hawks28-10WHuntsville, ALMilton Frank Stadium2627
Sat9/28/1968HArkansas Diamonds55-17WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl6734
Sat10/5/1968ACharleston Rockets10-14LCharleston, WVLaidley Field4550
Sat10/12/1968ANorfolk Neptunes31-16WNorfolk, VAForeman Field16604
Sat10/19/1968HMichigan Arrows31-3WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl5074
Sat10/26/1968HOhio Valley Ironmen52-7WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl9874
Sat11/2/1968AOmaha Mustangs21-14WOmaha, NEJohnny Rosenblatt Stadium4593
Sun11/10/1968HNorfolk Neptunes21-17WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl7843
Sun11/17/1968AOhio Valley Ironmen9-14LWheeling, WVWheeling Island Stadium4320
Sat11/23/1968HIndianapolis Capitols28-14WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl5916Eastern Division Playoff
Sat11/30/1968HOrange County Ramblers30-23WOrlando, FLTangerine Bowl10134League Championship
Exhibition game. Playoff game. A=Away game. H=Home game. N=Neutral site game. W=Win. L=Loss. T=Tie. OT=Overtime.
NoPlayerPosHtWtAgeCollegeGPGS
Pete AthasLCB-WS5-1118522Tennessee
Tom BaileyROT-LOT6-524928Alcorn State
Terry BestFL6-118024none
Harry BlackneyFB6-020221Maryland; Wesley JC
Bob BlakelyRB5-1119733Minnesota
Tom BlandFL5-1117028Oklahoma; West Liberty
Gene BowenFB5-719023Tennessee State
Cornell ChampionRB5-1119023Trinidad State JC; UCLA
Charlie CookRLB6-221528Grambling State
Darrell CoxWS5-917327Kentucky
Ed CretensLB6-023023Wisconsin-LaCrosse
Mike CurrieC6-022527Michigan State
Harvey DixonLOG6-024021Tennessee State
Jay DonovanT6-323528Boston College
Sid EllisRCB6-118022Jackson State
Terry FernandezC6-122526Pearl River CC; Louisiana-Lafayette
Larry GergleyLDT-RDT6-123225Buffalo
Bob GreenRLB6-323927Miami (Florida)
Henry HarrisDT6-023523Bethune-Cookman
Dick HermannMLB6-121526Florida State
Johnny HolmesLDE6-225425Florida A&M
Dave HoppmannRB6-120528Iowa State
Bill JenkinsLLB6-222025Kentucky
Bill JohnsonSE-P6-420824West Alabama
Don JonasQB-K5-1119530Penn State
Dick KeenanDE6-125025Montclair State
Chuck KeneippC6-327526East Central
Jim LawsonRCB-LCB6-019025San Francisco State
Dick LeftridgeFB6-224024West Virginia
Arnie LewisDB5-1118523Arizona State
Wilton ManleyLOT6-424726West Texas A&M
Tony ManzonelliLOG6-023524Kentucky
Bob McAdamsRDE6-325029North Carolina Central
Sam McDowellLDT6-733521Missouri State
Freddie MillerRB6-021126Florida A&M
Ruben MunozROG-ROT-LOT6-224226Los Angeles Pierce JC
Tim MurphyQB6-017526Air Force
Lamar RichardsonTE6-320724Fisk
Al RogersRDT-LDT6-526025Florida A&M
Wes SkidgelSS6-019025Oklahoma12
Steve SmithTE6-224524Miami (Florida)
John VignoneSS6-019024Susquehanna
John WalkerRCB-LCB5-1118026Ball State
Sammy WeirSE5-917027Arkansas State
Max WettsteinTE6-323024Florida State
Argle WhitfieldDE-OG6-324025Elizabeth City State
Sam WorksLOG-ROG5-1124925Contra Costa JC; Oregon Tech
SCORING BY QUARTERS1st2nd3rd4thOT
Team Totals6910585119
Opponents Totals3081
TEAM STATS1ST DOWNSRushPassPenPENYDS
Team Totals208661261654678
SCORINGTDX1X1APCTFGFGAPCTSAFPTS
Terry Best100006
Harry Blackney2000012
Bob Blakley5000030
Tom Bland170000102
Gene Bowen100006
Cornell Champion5000030
Darrell Cox100006
Sid Ellis100006
Dave Hoppman3000018
Don Jonas1505198.061250.074
Dick Leftridge2000012
Freddie Miller100006
Lamar Richardson100006
John Vignone100006
Sammy Weir7000042
Max Wettstein2000012
Larry Gergley0000012
Team Totals51505198.061250.02378
RUSHINGATTYDSAVGLGTD
Harry Blackney995075.1501
Bob Blakely632103.3174
Gene Bowen512044.0291
Dave Hoppmann521723.3173
Cornell Champion371303.5212
Don Jonas13302.371
Tim Murphy6233.8130
Dick Leftridge4184.5172
Darrell Cox188.080
Freddie Miller1-6-6.0-60
Team Totals32712964.05014
Opponents Totals1017
PASSINGATTCOMPCTINCYDSY/ATTY/COMLGTDTD%INTINT%TSYLNYPRTG
Don Jonas27515154.911026369.617.5992810.2145.1100.5
Tim Murphy351645.7163068.719.139411.438.679.0
Team Totals31016753.912629429.517.6993210.3175.5882286098.1
Opponents Totals1923
RECEIVINGRECYDSAVGLGTD
Tom Bland71142220.09917
Sammy Weir3762516.9537
Lamar Richardson1114813.5221
Harry Blackney1016816.8591
Dave Hoppmann88811.0250
Bob Blakely6233.8171
Max Wettstein512124.2372
Cornell Champion510220.4431
Gene Bowen44411.0200
Terry Best36220.71
Freddie Miller26130.5381
Darrell Cox24221.0330
Sid Ellis12525.0250
Team Totals167294217.69932
Opponents Totals1923
INTERCEPTIONSINTYDSAVGLGTD
Pete Athas1011611.6310
John Vignone615225.3481
Darrell Cox48721.8521
Charlie Cook200.000
Bob Green11010.0100
Wes Skidgel155.050
Dick Hermann100.000
Team Totals2537014.8522
PUNTINGNOYDSAVGLGBLTBI20RYDSNYDSNET
Bill Johnson25104341.7670
Darrell Cox2079239.6510
Team Totals4540.8670
PUNT RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cornell Champion1418413.1320
Sid Ellis611719.5841
Darrell Cox55010.0290
Gene Bowen188.080
John Vignone2136.590
Jim Lawson7456.4220
Team Totals3541711.9942
KICKOFF RETURNSNOFCYDSAVGLGTD
Cornell Champion1242035.0942
Sid Ellis822528.1530
Jim Lawson411228.0450
Darrell Cox24623.0240
Harry Blackney11313.0130
Gene Bowen22010.0200
Charlie Cook155.050
Bob McAdams100.000
Max Wettstein100.000
Team Totals3484124.7942
FUMBLESNOLOSTOWNOPPRECYDSTD
Team Totals13130
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