1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Independent
1973 record 6–5–1
Head coach Johnny Majors (1st year)
Offensive coordinator George Haffner (1st year)
Offensive scheme I
Split Backs
Defensive coordinator Jackie Sherrill (1st year)
Base defense 4–4
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »

The 1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1973 college football season. The Panthers competed in the Fiesta Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 15 2:00 p.m. at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA T 7–7   52,500
Sat. Sep. 22 1:30 p.m. Baylor Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 14–20   28,332
Sat. Sep. 29 2:30 p.m. at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 21–14   24,462
Sat. Oct. 6 1:30 p.m. Tulane Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 6–24   25,054
Sat. Oct. 13 1:30 p.m. at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) W 35–7   37,000
Sat. Oct. 20 1:30 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 28–14   23,219
Sat. Oct. 27 1:30 p.m. Navydagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 22–17   33,136
Sat. Nov. 3 1:30 p.m. Syracuse Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28–14   24,932
Sat. Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. #5 Notre Dame #20 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 10–31   56,593
Sat. Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 34–0   33,264
Sat. Nov. 24 1:30 p.m. at #6 Penn State #20 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 13–35   56,600
Fri. Dec. 21 8:00 p.m. vs. #10 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) Mizlou L 7–28   50,878
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Johnny Majors – Head Coach
  • Jackie Sherrill – Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Coordinator
  • George Haffner – Offensive Coordinator
  • Joe Avezzano – Offensive Line
  • Jim Dyar – Defensive Line
  • Larry Holton – Defense
  • Harry Jones – Offensive Backs
  • Bob Leahy – Head Freshman Coach
  • Joe Madden – Defensive Secondary
  • Bob Roper – Receivers
  • Bob Matey – Freshman Defensive Line
  • Keith Schroeder – Scouting
  Support Staff
  • Albert Smith – Executive Assistant Director of Athletics

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rod Kirby Linebacker 11 278 Buffalo Bills
Jim Buckmon Defensive End 12 295 New Orleans Saints
Dave Wannstedt Tackle 15 376 Green Bay Packers

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