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1973 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record: 194-194-5, .500 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -2.75 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -2.50 (8th of 13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame, Penn State and Tulane)

89 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 8, 1973 Sat Temple 49 Xavier 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Sep 15, 1973 Sat Boston College 45 Temple 0
3 Sep 15, 1973 Sat Cincinnati 40 Xavier 7
4 Sep 15, 1973 Sat Northern Illinois 34 Southern Illinois 28
5 Sep 15, 1973 Sat South Carolina 41 Georgia Tech 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 21, 1973 Fri (16) Houston 27 South Carolina 19
7 Sep 22, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State 39 @ Navy 0
8 Sep 22, 1973 Sat Tampa 34 Xavier 7
9 Sep 22, 1973 Sat Tulane 21 Boston College 16
10 Sep 22, 1973 Sat Villanova 14 Cincinnati 7
11 Sep 22, 1973 Sat West Virginia 24 Virginia Tech 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
12 Sep 29, 1973 Sat Chattanooga 21 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 10
13 Sep 29, 1973 Sat (15) Houston 35 @ Memphis 21
14 Sep 29, 1973 Sat (18) Miami (FL) 14 @ Florida State 10
15 Sep 29, 1973 Sat Temple 63 @ Holy Cross 34
16 Sep 29, 1973 Sat Xavier 30 @ Marshall 28
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
17 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Boston College 44 Navy 7
18 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Dayton 23 Southern Illinois 19
19 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Georgia Tech 14 Army 10
20 Oct 6, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State 19 @ Air Force 9
21 Oct 6, 1973 Sat South Carolina 27 @ Virginia Tech 24
22 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Southern Mississippi 42 @ Chattanooga 7
23 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Temple 16 Cincinnati 15
24 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Tulane 24 @ Pittsburgh 6
25 Oct 6, 1973 Sat Xavier 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
26 Oct 12, 1973 Fri (14) Houston 54 Virginia Tech 27
27 Oct 12, 1973 Fri (16) Miami (FL) 15 Boston College 10
28 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Cincinnati 27 Louisiana-Lafayette 0
29 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Colgate 22 @ Holy Cross 21
30 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Marshall 39 @ Northern Illinois 36
31 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Navy 23 Syracuse 14
32 Oct 13, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State 54 Army 3
33 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Pittsburgh 35 @ West Virginia 7
34 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Southern Illinois 73 Xavier 7
35 Oct 13, 1973 Sat Tampa 17 Villanova 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
36 Oct 19, 1973 Fri (14) Houston 30 @ (15) Miami (FL) 7
37 Oct 20, 1973 Sat Lamar 31 Louisiana-Lafayette 0
38 Oct 20, 1973 Sat Memphis 13 @ Florida State 10
39 Oct 20, 1973 Sat Navy 42 Air Force 6
40 Oct 20, 1973 Sat (8) Notre Dame 62 @ Army 3
41 Oct 20, 1973 Sat (5) Penn State 49 @ Syracuse 6
42 Oct 20, 1973 Sat Pittsburgh 28 @ Boston College 14
43 Oct 20, 1973 Sat Southern Mississippi 41 @ Texas-Arlington 14
44 Oct 20, 1973 Sat Tampa 25 @ Southern Illinois 23
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
45 Oct 27, 1973 Sat Boston College 11 Villanova 7
46 Oct 27, 1973 Sat Holy Cross 17 @ Army 10
47 Oct 27, 1973 Sat Miami (FL) 34 @ Syracuse 23
48 Oct 27, 1973 Sat (5) Penn State 62 West Virginia 14
49 Oct 27, 1973 Sat Pittsburgh 22 Navy 17
50 Oct 27, 1973 Sat Texas-Arlington 31 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 22
51 Oct 27, 1973 Sat (15) Tulane 23 Georgia Tech 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
52 Nov 2, 1973 Fri West Virginia 20 @ Miami (FL) 14
53 Nov 3, 1973 Sat Air Force 43 Army 10
54 Nov 3, 1973 Sat Dayton 28 Xavier 28
55 Nov 3, 1973 Sat (18) Houston 34 Florida State 3
56 Nov 3, 1973 Sat Memphis 49 Virginia Tech 16
57 Nov 3, 1973 Sat (5) Notre Dame 44 Navy 7
58 Nov 3, 1973 Sat Pittsburgh 28 Syracuse 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
59 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Air Force 31 Rutgers 14
60 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Boston College 25 @ West Virginia 13
61 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Miami (FL) 19 @ Army 7
62 Nov 10, 1973 Sat (5) Notre Dame 31 @ (20) Pittsburgh 10
63 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Southern Mississippi 13 @ Memphis 10
64 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Syracuse 5 @ Holy Cross 3
65 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Tulane 17 Navy 15
66 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Virginia Tech 36 Florida State 13
67 Nov 10, 1973 Sat Xavier 40 Northern Illinois 36
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
68 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Chattanooga 25 @ Tampa 24
69 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Georgia Tech 26 Navy 22 Jacksonville, FL
70 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Marshall 37 Dayton 14
71 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Memphis 41 Louisiana-Lafayette 6
72 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Pittsburgh 34 @ Army 0
73 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Rutgers 27 @ Holy Cross 7
74 Nov 17, 1973 Sat South Carolina 52 @ Florida State 12
75 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Syracuse 24 Boston College 13
76 Nov 17, 1973 Sat Xavier 13 Villanova 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
77 Nov 22, 1973 Thu (5) Notre Dame 48 Air Force 15
78 Nov 22, 1973 Thu Southern Mississippi 32 Utah State 8
79 Nov 24, 1973 Sat Colgate 42 @ Rutgers 0
80 Nov 24, 1973 Sat Lamar 10 @ Texas-Arlington 3
81 Nov 24, 1973 Sat Memphis 17 @ Cincinnati 13
82 Nov 24, 1973 Sat (6) Penn State 35 (20) Pittsburgh 13
83 Nov 24, 1973 Sat Temple 34 @ Villanova 0
84 Nov 24, 1973 Sat West Virginia 24 @ Syracuse 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
85 Dec 1, 1973 Sat Boston College 42 @ Holy Cross 21
86 Dec 1, 1973 Sat Navy 51 Army 0 Philadelphia, PA
87 Dec 1, 1973 Sat (5) Notre Dame 44 @ Miami (FL) 0
88 Dec 1, 1973 Sat Tampa 34 Rutgers 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
89 Dec 29, 1973 Sat (14) Houston 47 (17) Tulane 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)