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1973 Bowl Games

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National Champions: Notre Dame (AP, FWAA, NFF), Alabama (UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: John Cappelletti (Penn State)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Johnny Majors (Pittsburgh)

AP Preseason #1: Southern California ▪ AP Final #1: Notre Dame

11 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1974-01-01 Cotton Bowl Nebraska 19 Texas 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1974-01-01 Orange Bowl Penn State 16 Louisiana State 9 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1974-01-01 Rose Bowl Ohio State 42 Southern California 21 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
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)
1973-12-29 Gator Bowl Texas Tech 28 Tennessee 19 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1973-12-29 Sun Bowl Missouri 34 Auburn 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1973-12-28 Peach Bowl Georgia 17 Maryland 16 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1973-12-22 Tangerine Bowl Miami (OH) 16 Florida 7 Tangerine Bowl (Gainesville, FL)
1973-12-21 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 28 Pittsburgh 7 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1973-12-17 Liberty Bowl North Carolina State 31 Kansas 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)