1973 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

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1973 Arizona State Sun Devils football
Fiesta Bowl Champions
WAC Co-Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W, 28–7 vs. Pittsburgh
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches #10
AP #9
1973 record 11-1 (6-1 WAC)
Head coach Frank Kush
Captain Bob Breunig
Captain Danny White
Home stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »

The 1973 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 1973 college football season. The offense scored 519 points while the defense allowed 171 points. Led by head coach Frank Kush, the Sun Devils won the Fiesta Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The Sun Devils finished the season with a 10-1 record.

Game Date Opponent Result Sun Devils points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 15 @ Oregon Win 26 20 1-0-0
2 Sept. 22 Washington State Win 20 9 2-0-0
3 Sept. 29 Colorado Win 67 14 3-0-0
4 Oct. 6 @ New Mexico Win 67 24 4-0-0
5 Oct. 13 San Jose State Win 28 3 5-0-0
6 Oct. 20 Brigham Young Win 52 12 6-0-0
7 Oct. 27 @ Oregon State Win 44 14 7-0-0
8 Nov. 3 @ Utah Loss 31 36 7-1-0
9 Nov. 10 Wyoming Win 47 0 8-1-0
10 Nov. 17 @ Texas El-Paso Win 54 13 9-1-0
11 Nov. 25 @ Arizona Win 55 19 10-1-0

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Season summary[edit]

Arizona[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Arizona 6 13 0 0 19
Arizona St 16 12 13 14 55
  • Date: November 24
  • Location: Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, Arizona
  • Game attendance: 51,383

Arizona State clinches a share of WAC title and third straight trip to the Fiesta Bowl. Morris Owens went over 1,000 yards receiving for the season while both Woody Green and Benny Malone surpassed the same mark in rushing yardage. [2]


1973 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1974 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Woody Green Running Back 1 16 Kansas City Chiefs
Benny Malone Running Back 2 47 Miami Dolphins
Danny White Quarterback 3 53 Dallas Cowboys
Monroe Eley Running Back 5 128 Atlanta Falcons

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • All-Americans: HB Woody Green - Consensus - Football Coaches of America, Sporting News, Time, UPI (second), AP (second), Walter Camp, QB Danny White - Football Writers, Time, UPI (second), AP (second), NEA
  • All-WAC: OT Steve Gunther, OG John Houser, QB/P Danny White, HB Woody Green, DE Sam Johnson, DE Larry Shorty, LB Bob Breunig, DB Mike Haynes, K Danny Kush (honorable mention), DB Bo Warren (honorable mention), DB Kory Schuknecht (honorable mention), RS Morris Owens (honorable mention), C Ed Kindig (honorable mention), DT Deke Ballard (honorable mention), DT Neal Skarin (honorable mention), MG Sal Olivo (honorable mention), LB James Baker (honorable mention)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=1023&season=1973
  2. ^ "ASU rolls past Arizona." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 25.
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1974.htm
  4. ^ 2012 Arizona State football media guide.