1973 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1973 Stanford Cardinals football
Stanford block S.jpg
Conference Pacific-8
1973 record 7–4 (5–2 Pac-8)
Head coach Jack Christiansen (2nd year)
Captain Mike Boryla
Captain Randy Poltl
Home stadium Stanford Stadium
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »
1973 Pacific-8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 7 0 0     9 2 1
#12 UCLA 6 1 0     9 2 0
Stanford 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     5 6 0
California 2 5 0     4 7 0
Oregon 2 5 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 2 5 0     2 9 0
Washington 0 7 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University during the 1973 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 #7 Penn State* Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 6–20  
September 22 at #5 Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 10–47  
September 29 San Jose State* Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 23–12  
October 6 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 24–0  
October 13 #15 UCLA Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 13–59  
October 20 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 23–14  
October 27 Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 45–14  
November 3 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 24–23  
November 10 at #8 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 26–27  
November 17 Oregon Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–7  
November 24 California Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (76th Big Game) W 26–17  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Penn State[edit]

Michigan[edit]

San Jose State[edit]

Illinois[edit]

UCLA[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Stanford 6 7 3 7 23
Washington 0 0 0 14 14

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Washington State[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

USC[edit]

Oregon[edit]

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
California 3 0 7 7 17
Stanford 0 3 10 13 26

Junior running back Scott Laidlaw gained 132 yards on 23 carries while Rod Garcia finished his career with 42 field goals, and NCAA record, and 18 for the season, which tied the NCAA record. Stanford played most of the second half without starting quarterback Mike Boryla, who left the game with a bruised throwing arm.[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Stanford football media guide.
  2. ^ "Garcia kick helps Cards whip Huskies." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 21.
  3. ^ "Cards rally behind Laidlaw." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 25.