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1973 Independent Year Summary

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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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Notre Dame 11 0 0 1.000 34.7 8.1 25.67 7.40
Penn State 12 0 0 1.000 37.3 10.8 22.78 4.53
Houston 11 1 0 .917 30.3 11.8 16.98 1.48
Temple 9 1 0 .900 35.3 16.7 6.11 -9.89
Tulane 9 3 0 .750 19.0 16.2 9.26 5.01
Memphis 8 3 0 .727 24.0 15.2 3.74 -3.63
Tampa 8 3 0 .727 23.1 13.1 -0.99 -9.81
Boston College 7 4 0 .636 28.3 15.8 8.18 0.82
South Carolina 7 4 0 .636 31.5 23.7 7.40 1.40
Utah State 7 4 0 .636 20.9 18.4 -1.04 -3.59
Air Force 6 4 0 .600 22.3 23.9 3.88 3.38
Southern Mississippi 6 4 1 .591 20.6 15.1 2.37 -2.91
Northern Illinois 6 5 0 .545 29.7 24.5 -9.01 -12.38
Rutgers 6 5 0 .545 22.3 18.9 -7.01 -11.28
West Virginia 6 5 0 .545 19.3 24.2 2.45 4.81
Pittsburgh 6 5 1 .542 18.8 17.6 7.46 7.38
Colgate 5 5 0 .500 29.5 26.4 -9.64 -10.84
Dayton 5 5 1 .500 14.4 18.7 -11.69 -9.14
Lamar 5 5 0 .500 13.0 15.2 -19.42 -17.52
Xavier 5 5 1 .500 17.4 34.2 -16.73 -9.00
Georgia Tech 5 6 0 .455 17.5 19.2 2.42 3.69
Holy Cross 5 6 0 .455 20.1 20.1 -7.96 -6.68
Miami (FL) 5 6 0 .455 14.8 21.8 5.63 9.99
Texas-Arlington 4 6 0 .400 17.0 29.5 -14.94 -8.94
Chattanooga 4 7 0 .364 11.9 21.9 -15.92 -9.01
Cincinnati 4 7 0 .364 19.1 9.9 -2.87 -6.87
Idaho 4 7 0 .364 23.7 29.0 -14.27 -7.72
Marshall 4 7 0 .364 19.3 26.2 -11.31 -5.13
Navy 4 7 0 .364 20.1 21.1 4.48 6.84
Southern Illinois 3 7 1 .318 24.3 26.9 -11.60 -7.96
Villanova 3 8 0 .273 13.9 19.3 -7.82 -2.55
Syracuse 2 9 0 .182 11.7 26.2 -5.60 5.22
Virginia Tech 2 9 0 .182 20.3 34.5 -6.67 2.70
Army 0 10 0 .000 6.7 38.2 -11.43 7.47
Florida State 0 11 0 .000 8.9 30.1 -13.25 4.20
Louisiana-Lafayette 0 10 0 .000 7.5 27.5 -28.52 -11.52

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/10 9/17 9/24 10/1 10/8 10/15 10/22 10/29 11/5 11/12 11/19 11/26 12/3 Final
Notre Dame 8 8 8 7 8 9 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 3 1
Penn State 7 7 7 6 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5
Houston 18 18 16 15 14 14 14 12 18 15 15 14 14 14 9
Tulane           18 17 15 14     17   17 20
Miami (FL)       18 17 16 15                
Pittsburgh                   20   20      
West Virginia         20                    

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1974-01-01 Orange Bowl Penn State 16 Louisiana State 9 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1973-12-31 Sugar Bowl Notre Dame 24 Alabama 23 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1973-12-29 Bluebonnet Bowl Houston 47 Tulane 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1973-12-21 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 28 Pittsburgh 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)