1972 Kent State Golden Flashes football team

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1972 Kent State Golden Flashes football
MAC champion
Tangerine Bowl, L 18–21 vs. Tampa
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1972 record6–5–1 (4–1 MAC)
Head coachDon James (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorDick Scesniak (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorDennis Fitzgerald (2nd season)
Home stadiumDix Stadium
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Kent State $ 4 1 0     6 5 1
Bowling Green 3 1 1     6 3 1
Western Michigan 2 2 1     7 3 1
Miami 2 3 0     7 3 0
Toledo 2 3 0     6 5 0
Ohio 1 4 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1972 Kent State Golden Flashes football team represented Kent State University in the 1972 college football season. The Golden Flashes offense scored 191 points while the defense allowed 196 points. Led by head coach Don James, the Golden Flashes participated in the Tangerine Bowl. And got rocked by the Tampa Spartans. Future college head coaches Nick Saban (Alabama) and Gary Pinkel (Missouri) played on the team.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 9at Akron*T 13–13
September 16at Louisville*L 0–34
September 23OhioW 37–14
September 30San Diego State*
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
L 0–14
October 7Western Michigan
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
L 12–13
October 14at Bowling GreenW 14–10
October 21Xavier*
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
W 26–16
October 28at Northern Illinois*L 7–28
November 4at Marshall*W 16–14
November 11at Miami (OH)W 21–10
November 18Toledo
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
W 27–9
December 29vs. TampaL 18–21
  • *Non-conference game

Kent State players in the NFL[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kent State University – 1972". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "Jack Lambert". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 6, 2012.