1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football team

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1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1973 record 9–2 (4–1 MAC)
Head coach Don James (3rd year)
Offensive coordinator Dick Scesniak (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Dennis Fitzgerald (3rd year)
Home stadium Dix Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#15/17 Miami (OH) $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Kent State 4 1 0     9 2 0
Bowling Green 2 3 0     7 3 0
Ohio 2 3 0     5 5 0
Western Michigan 1 4 0     6 5 0
Toledo 1 4 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football team was an American football team that represented Kent State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their third season under head coach Don James, the Golden Flashes compiled a 9–2 record (4–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 300 to 131.[1][2] Nick Saban was a graduate assistant on James' staff during the 1973 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15 Louisville* Dix StadiumKent, Ohio W 10–3  
September 22 at Ohio Peden StadiumAthens, Ohio W 35–7  
September 29 at San Diego State* San Diego StadiumSan Diego L 9–17  
October 6 at Western Michigan Waldo StadiumKalamazoo, Michigan W 39–15  
October 13 Bowling Green Dix Stadium • Kent, Ohio W 21–7  
October 20 Eastern Michigan Dix Stadium • Kent, Ohio W 34–20  
October 27 at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, Utah W 27–16  
November 3 Marshall* Dix Stadium • Kent, Ohio W 35–3  
November 10 Miami (OH) Dix Stadium • Kent, Ohio L 10–20  
November 17 at Toledo Glass BowlToledo, Ohio W 52–16  
November 24 Central Michigan Dix Stadium • Kent, Ohio W 28–7  
*Non-conference game.
  • Reference:[3]

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Gerald Tinker Wide Receiver 2 44 Atlanta Falcons
Jack Lambert Linebacker 2 46 Pittsburgh Steelers

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 Kent State Football Record Book" (PDF). Kent State University. p. D7. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1973 Kent State Golden Flashes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Kent State University – 1973". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "1974 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.