1975 Arizona State Sun Devils football team

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1975 Arizona State Sun Devils football
WAC champion
Fiesta Bowl champion
Fiesta Bowl, W 17–14 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 2
1975 record12–0 (7–0 WAC)
Head coachFrank Kush (18th season)
Defensive coordinatorLarry Kentera
CaptainMike Haynes
CaptainJim Heilig
Home stadiumSun Devil Stadium
Seasons
← 1974
1976 →
1975 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Arizona State $ 7 0 0     12 0 0
No. 18 Arizona 5 2 0     9 2 0
Colorado State 4 2 0     6 5 0
BYU 4 3 0     6 5 0
New Mexico 4 3 0     6 5 0
Utah 1 4 0     1 10 0
Wyoming 1 6 0     2 9 0
UTEP 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1975 Arizona State Sun Devils football team represented Arizona State University in the 1975 NCAA Division I football season. The offense scored 347 points, while the defense allowed 127 points. Led by head coach Frank Kush, the Sun Devils were undefeated in the regular season (11–0), perfect in Western Athletic Conference play (7–0), and won the Fiesta Bowl. After beating Nebraska, 17–14, Kush said, "From the players' standpoint, this was probably the most important game since I have been here. Not only was the game important for the recognition this team will receive, but it also helps gain recognition for the great teams and players we have had here in the past." They finished the season (12–0) overall and were ranked # 2 in both the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. This remains the highest ranked finish in Arizona State football history. Arizona State was also selected as National Champions by Sporting news that year giving Arizona State their second national championship.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

The Sun Devils finished the season with a 12–0 record.

Game Date Opponent Result Sun Devils points Opponents Record
1 Sept. 13 Washington W 35 12 1-0-0
2 Sept. 20 @ Texas Christian W 33 10 2-0-0
3 Sept. 27 Brigham Young W 20 0 3-0-0
4 Oct. 4 Idaho W 29 3 4-0-0
5 Oct. 11 @ New Mexico W 16 10 5-0-0
6 Oct. 18 @ Colorado State W 33 3 6-0-0
7 Oct. 25 Texas El-Paso W 24 6 7-0-0
8 Nov. 1 @ Utah W 40 14 8-0-0
9 Nov. 8 Wyoming W 21 20 9-0-0
10 Nov. 14 Pacific W 55 14 10-0-0
11 Nov. 29 Arizona W 24 21 11-0-0
12 Dec. 26 vs.Nebraska W 17 14 12-0-0

Personnel[edit]

1975 Arizona State Sun Devils football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB Dennis Sproul So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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


Game summaries[edit]

Arizona[edit]

1 234Total
Arizona 0 1470 21
Arizona State 3 777 24

[1]

1975 team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were claimed in the 1976 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Mike Haynes Defensive Back 1 5 New England Patriots
Larry Gordon Linebacker 1 17 Miami Dolphins
Randy Moore Defensive Tackle 12 334 Denver Broncos
Chris Lorenzen Defensive Tackle 16 438 Cleveland Browns

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sun Devils go unbeaten, make Fiesta." Eugene Register-Guard. 1975 Nov 30.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1976.htm