1973 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1973 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
1973 record4–7
Head coachGeorge Welsh (1st season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
← 1972
1974 →

The 1973 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by first-year head coach George Welsh.[1][2]


September 15at VMIW 37–6
September 22Penn StateL 0–3928,383
September 29at MichiganL 0–1488,042
October 6at Boston CollegeL 7–44
October 13Syracusedagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 23–14
October 20Air Force
W 42–6
October 27at PittsburghL 17–2233,136
November 3at Notre DameL 7–4459,075
November 10at TulaneL 15–17
November 17vs. Georgia TechL 22–26
December 1vs. ArmyW 51–0
  • daggerHomecoming


1973 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Class
RB Cleveland Cooper Jr
QB Allen Glenny
WR Larry Van Loan
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Steve Dykes
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Game summaries[edit]


Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 34Total
Navy 6 31 14051
Army 0 0 000

at JFK StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: December 1


  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 193. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1970-1974)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.