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1972 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Southern California (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Johnny Rodgers (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: John McKay (Southern California)

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Southern California

11 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1973-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 17 Alabama 13 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1973-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 40 Notre Dame 6 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1973-01-01 Rose Bowl Southern California 42 Ohio State 17 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1972-12-31 Sugar Bowl Oklahoma 14 Penn State 0 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1972-12-30 Bluebonnet Bowl Tennessee 24 Louisiana State 17 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1972-12-30 Gator Bowl Auburn 24 Colorado 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1972-12-30 Sun Bowl North Carolina 32 Texas Tech 28 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1972-12-29 Peach Bowl North Carolina State 49 West Virginia 13 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1972-12-29 Tangerine Bowl Tampa 21 Kent State 18 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1972-12-23 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 49 Missouri 35 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1972-12-18 Liberty Bowl Georgia Tech 31 Iowa State 30 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)