1972 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record4–7 (1–6 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumScott Field
(capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 7 Alabama $ 7 1 0 10 2 0
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0 10 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1 9 2 1
No. 8 Tennessee 4 2 0 10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0 7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1 5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0 5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0 3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0 4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0 3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1972 NCAA University Division football season. After the season, head coach Charles Shira, who had compiled a 16–45–2 record over six seasons, stepped down and focused solely on athletic director duties.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 9AuburnL 3–14
September 16Northeast Louisiana*W 42–7[2]
September 23at VanderbiltW 10–6
September 30at FloridaL 13–28
October 7at KentuckyL 13–17
October 14Florida State*L 21–25
October 21Southern Miss*W 26–7[3]
October 28Houston*W 27–13
November 4at No. 2 AlabamaL 14–58
November 18at No. 8 LSUL 14–28
November 25at Ole MissL 14–51
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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References

  1. ^ Burial to be in Starkville; Shira Funeral Services Today, Florence Times-Tri Cities Daily, January 3, 1976.
  2. ^ "Miss. State rambles over Northeast 42–7". The Clarion-Ledger. September 17, 1972. p. C1. Retrieved March 23, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Felker-led State rips USM". The Delta Democrat-Times. October 22, 1972. Retrieved March 23, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015