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1973 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 12-0, 1.000 W-L% (1st of 129) ▪ Rank: 5th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (12-0)

PS/G: 37.2 (5th of 129) ▪ PA/G: 10.8 (7th of 129)
SRS: 22.77 (7th of 129) ▪ SOS: 4.53 (50th of 129)

Bowl Game: Won Orange Bowl 16-9 versus Louisiana State

AP Poll Summary

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
7 7 7 6 7 7 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 6 5

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 15, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State @ Stanford Pac-8 W 20 6 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 22, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State @ Navy Ind W 39 0 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 29, 1973 Sat (6) Penn State Iowa Big Ten W 27 8 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 6, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State @ Air Force Ind W 19 9 4 0 0 W 4
5 Oct 13, 1973 Sat (7) Penn State Army Ind W 54 3 5 0 0 W 5
6 Oct 20, 1973 Sat (5) Penn State @ Syracuse Ind W 49 6 6 0 0 W 6
7 Oct 27, 1973 Sat (5) Penn State West Virginia Ind W 62 14 7 0 0 W 7
8 Nov 3, 1973 Sat (6) Penn State @ Maryland ACC W 42 22 8 0 0 W 8
9 Nov 10, 1973 Sat (6) Penn State North Carolina State ACC W 35 29 9 0 0 W 9
10 Nov 17, 1973 Sat (6) Penn State Ohio MAC W 49 10 10 0 0 W 10
11 Nov 24, 1973 Sat (6) Penn State (20) Pittsburgh Ind W 35 13 11 0 0 W 11
12 Jan 1, 1974 Tue (6) Penn State N (13) Louisiana State SEC W 16 9 12 0 0 W 12 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)