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1974 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 185-217-4, .461 W-L% (11th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -3.86 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -2.10 (7th of 13)

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

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Notre Dame 10 2 0 .833 26.5 12.3 15.77 5.68
Penn State 10 2 0 .833 26.8 11.8 15.05 3.30
Lamar 8 2 0 .800 15.8 11.4 -3.47 -9.37
Temple 8 2 0 .800 33.5 14.2 6.69 -6.31
Boston College 8 3 0 .727 33.2 14.0 9.28 -0.90
Utah State 8 3 0 .727 16.5 18.1 0.74 -2.36
Houston 8 3 1 .708 23.3 15.4 8.56 2.31
Arkansas State 7 3 0 .700 21.5 12.2 -5.52 -13.32
Rutgers 7 3 1 .682 22.2 13.3 -2.20 -9.02
Cincinnati 7 4 0 .636 20.6 15.9 2.64 -0.99
Memphis 7 4 0 .636 20.5 13.5 4.72 -0.37
Pittsburgh 7 4 0 .636 20.6 18.4 10.35 7.53
Georgia Tech 6 5 0 .545 21.6 19.3 10.07 7.16
Hawaii 6 5 0 .545 15.9 19.2 -8.18 -5.82
Miami (FL) 6 5 0 .545 15.2 17.3 5.20 6.47
Southern Mississippi 6 5 0 .545 14.5 17.7 -2.63 -2.27
Tampa 6 5 0 .545 25.0 15.7 0.04 -5.69
Holy Cross 5 5 1 .500 16.5 19.9 -7.00 -6.00
Tulane 5 6 0 .455 16.0 19.5 -2.17 1.10
Colgate 4 6 0 .400 22.0 31.8 -14.31 -6.51
Chattanooga 4 7 0 .364 16.5 22.9 -10.80 -5.53
Navy 4 7 0 .364 11.9 20.8 -0.47 4.98
Northern Illinois 4 7 0 .364 16.9 23.7 -18.56 -12.83
South Carolina 4 7 0 .364 20.3 28.4 -1.47 4.71
Virginia Tech 4 7 0 .364 25.3 23.7 0.61 0.79
West Virginia 4 7 0 .364 19.1 20.4 2.10 3.65
Army 3 8 0 .273 14.2 27.8 -6.96 3.59
Dayton 3 8 0 .273 17.4 28.2 -20.91 -11.45
Villanova 3 8 0 .273 7.9 26.2 -13.47 -2.38
Idaho 2 8 1 .227 18.0 25.5 -16.07 -9.62
Air Force 2 9 0 .182 16.2 19.5 -7.01 -1.65
Louisiana-Lafayette 2 9 0 .182 13.5 26.1 -19.04 -7.86
Southern Illinois 2 9 0 .182 13.4 27.5 -20.97 -9.60
Syracuse 2 9 0 .182 11.0 23.7 -3.19 7.72
Florida State 1 10 0 .091 11.8 26.3 -3.70 9.21
Marshall 1 10 0 .091 10.1 26.5 -20.93 -6.48
Texas-Arlington 1 10 0 .091 10.2 30.2 -25.72 -9.63

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/9 9/16 9/23 9/30 10/7 10/14 10/21 10/28 11/4 11/11 11/18 11/25 12/2 Final
Notre Dame 3 2 1 2 7 6 7 7 7 8 5 5 5 9 6
Penn State 8 8 8 19 15 15 11 10 10 7 11 10 10 7 7
Houston 11 19 19             15 14 15 15   19
Miami (FL)       20 16                    
Pittsburgh 13 13 15 8 17         19 17 18 18 20  
Temple                 19            
Tulane             20 18              

3 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1975-01-01 Cotton Bowl Penn State 41 Baylor 20 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1975-01-01 Orange Bowl Notre Dame 13 Alabama 11 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1974-12-23 Bluebonnet Bowl North Carolina State 31 Houston 31 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)