1973 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

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1973 Arizona State Sun Devils football
WAC co-champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 28–7 vs. Pittsburgh
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 10
AP No. 9
1973 record 11–1 (6–1 WAC)
Head coach Frank Kush (16th season)
Captain Bob Breunig
Captain Danny White
Home stadium Sun Devil Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 9 Arizona State + 6 1 0     11 1 0
Arizona + 6 1 0     8 3 0
Utah 4 2 0     7 5 0
BYU 3 4 0     5 6 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     4 7 0
Wyoming 3 4 0     4 7 0
Colorado State 2 4 0     5 6 0
UTEP 0 7 0     0 11 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 1973 NCAA Division I 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 at Oregon* No. 13 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR W 26–20  
September 22 Washington State* No. 13 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 20–9  
September 29 Colorado State No. 13 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ W 67–14  
October 6 at New Mexico No. 12 University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 67–24  
October 13 San Jose State* No. 11 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ W 28–3  
October 20 BYU No. 12 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ W 52–12  
October 27 at Oregon State* No. 11 Multnomah StadiumPortland, OR W 44–14  
November 3 at Utah No. 8 Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT L 31–36  
November 10 Wyoming No. 14 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ W 47–0  
November 17 at UTEP No. 13 Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 54–13  
November 25 Arizona No. 13 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) W 55–19  
December 21 vs. Pittsburgh* No. 10 Sun Devil Stadium • Tempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) W 28–7   50,878
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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.[1]

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. ^ "ASU rolls past Arizona." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 25.
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1974.htm
  3. ^ 2012 Arizona State football media guide.