1973 Arizona Wildcats football team

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1973 Arizona Wildcats football
WAC co-champion
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1973 record 8–3 (6–1 WAC)
Head coach Jim Young (1st year)
Offensive coordinator John Mackovic (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Larry Smith (1st year)
Captain Ransom Terrell
Captain James O'Connor
Captain Mark Neal
Home stadium Arizona Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#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 Wildcats football team represented the University of Arizona during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 31–0   17,217
September 15 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 21–7   19,718
September 22 Indiana* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 26–10   38,643
October 6 at Iowa* Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 23–20   40,365
October 13 New Mexico Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ W 22–14   39,582
October 20 Texas Tech* No. 19 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ L 31–17   40,172
October 27 Utah Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ ABC W 42–21   34,219
November 3 at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 35–18   6,960
November 10 at BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, UT W 24–10   19,597
November 17 Air Force* No. 19 Arizona Stadium • Tucson, AZ L 27–26   39,733
November 24 at No. 13 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Territorial Cup) L 55–19   51,383
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Roster[edit]

  • Bill Adamson, mg
  • Dennis Anderson, s
  • Mike Battles, s
  • Theo Bell, wr
  • Jay Bledsoe, og
  • Wally Brumfield, de
  • Mike Dawson, dt
  • Obra Erby, lb
  • Charlie Gorham, k
  • Glen Gresham, lb
  • Rich Hall, dt
  • Willie Hamilton, rb
  • Keith Hartwig, wr
  • Allyn Haynes, og
  • Bruce Hill, qb
  • Mitch Hoopes, p
  • Dan Howard, te
  • Leon Lawrence, db
  • Rex Naumetz, de
  • Brian Murray, ot
  • Mark Neal, wr
  • Jim O'Connor, ot
  • Vince Phason, cb
  • Ransom Terrell, lb
  • Jim Upchurch, rb
  • Bruce Walker, dt
  • Roussell Williams, cb
  • Bob Windisch, c

Staff[edit]

Head Coach: Jim Young

Offensive Coaches: Bill Belknap, Bob Bockrath, John Mackovic, Willie Peete

Defensive Coaches: Mike Hankwitz, Sharkey Price (DL), Tom Reed, Larry Smith[2]

Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Bruce Hill 104 216 1,529 9 9

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yards TD
Jim Upchurch 210 1,184 10

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yards TD
Theo Bell 47 790 7

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Awards[edit]

All-WAC (1st Team)

  • Jim O'Connor
  • Willie Hamilton
  • Roussell Williams
  • Ransom Terrell
  • Wally Brumfield

WAC Rookie of the Year: Bruce Hill

WAC Coach of the Year: Jim Young[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c 2009 Arizona football media guide
  2. ^ 2010 Arizona press kit