1973 South Carolina Gamecocks football team

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1973 South Carolina Gamecocks football
South Carolina Gamecocks logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
1973 record7–4
Head coachPaul Dietzel (8th season)
Home stadiumWilliams-Brice Stadium
(Capacity: 53,865)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame         11 0 0
No. 5 Penn State         12 0 0
No. 9 Houston         11 1 0
Temple         9 1 0
No. 20 Tulane         9 3 0
Memphis State         8 3 0
Boston College         7 4 0
South Carolina         7 4 0
Utah State         7 4 0
Air Force         6 4 0
Southern Miss         6 4 1
Northern Illinois         6 5 0
Rutgers         6 5 0
West Virginia         6 5 0
Pittsburgh         6 5 1
Colgate         5 5 0
Dayton         5 5 1
Xavier         5 5 1
Georgia Tech         5 6 0
Holy Cross         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Cincinnati         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Villanova         3 8 0
Syracuse         2 9 0
Virginia Tech         2 9 0
Army         0 10 0
Florida State         0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 South Carolina Gamecocks football team represented the University of South Carolina as an independent team in the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. The Gamecocks finished the season 7–4 overall.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 15Georgia TechW 41–2851,584
September 21at HoustonL 19-2724,019
September 29Miami (OH)
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 11-1341,606
October 6at Virginia TechW 27-2438,000
October 13at Wake ForestW 28-1221,200
October 20Ohio
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 38-2239,021
October 27No. 9 LSU
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 29-3351,039
November 3NC State
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
L 35-5652,320
November 10Appalachian State
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina
W 35-1433,705
November 17at Florida StateW 52-1217,778
November 24Clemson
  • Williams-Brice Stadium
  • Columbia, South Carolina (rivalry)
W 32-2055,615[1]

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Roster[edit]

1973 South Carolina Gamecocks football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 64 Rick Anthony Sr
T 70 Darrell Austin Sr
TE 91 Steve Blackmon Jr
T 71 Jim Burke Jr
T 73 Dave Cash Sr
WR 24 Jim Collins So
T 75 Dale Duncan Jr
WR 88 Mike Farrell Jr
QB 12 Jeff Grantz So
WR 40 Eddie Muldrow Jr
C 51 Jim Privette Sr
QB 14 Lyn Rushing Sr
TE 89 Jay Saldi So
T 59 E. Z. Smith So
G 50 Joe Smith So
TE 84 Stevie Stephens So
WR 83 Scott Thomas So
C 72 Buck Thompson Jr
G 65 Jerry Witherspoon Jr
TE 16 Marty Woolbright Sr
RB 43 Tom Zipperly Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 21 Mel Baxley Sr
DT 85 Jim Bread Sr
DT 55 Dana Carpenter Sr
LB 34 Bill Cregar Jr
DB 7 Henry Laws So
DT 76 Andy Levantis Jr
DT 81 Monty Matthews Jr
LB 61 Gary McLaren Jr
LB 36 Garry Mott So
DE 82 Grahl Phillips So
DE 49 Bob Roe Sr
DB 22 Thad Rowe Sr
LB 45 Stan Thomas So
DT 69 Roger Toy Sr
LB 25 Phil Wallace Sr
DB 3 C. A. Wilson Jr
DE 87 Richard Wood Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Bobby Marino So
P 4 Robby Reymolds Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sophomore Quarterback Guns USC To Victory Over Arch-Rival Clemson". The Greenville News. November 25, 1973. p. 1 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "1973 Football Schedule". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 11, 2017.