1973 LSU Tigers football
Orange Bowl, L 9–16 vs. Penn State
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 13
Record9–3 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 8 0 0 11 1 0
No. 13 LSU 5 1 0 9 3 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0 6 5 0
No. 19 Tennessee 3 3 0 8 4 0
Georgia 3 4 0 7 4 1
Florida 3 4 0 7 5 0
Kentucky 3 4 0 5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0 6 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0 4 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0 5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. Led by 12th-year head coach Charles McClendon, the Tigers compiled an overall record of 9–3, with a mark of 5–1 in conference play, and finished second in the SEC.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 15No. 10 Colorado*No. 15W 17–671,239[2]
September 22Texas A&M*No. 11
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 28–2368,394[3]
September 29Rice*No. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 24–966,226[4]
October 6FloridaNo. 10
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 24–366,974[5]
October 13at AuburnNo. 10W 20–664,331[6]
October 20KentuckyNo. 9
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 28–2166,991[7]
October 27at South Carolina*No. 9W 33–2951,039[8]
November 3at Ole MissNo. 7ABCW 51–1447,222[9]
November 17Mississippi StateNo. 7
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
W 26–766,536[10]
November 22No. 2 AlabamaNo. 7
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA (rivalry)
ABCL 7–2167,748[11]
December 1at Tulane*No. 8L 0–1486,598[12]
January 1, 1974vs. No. 6 Penn State*No. 13NBCL 9–1660,477[13]
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Roster

1973 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Ken Addy
OL Doug Boutte
TE 89 Brad Boyd Jr
OL Richard Brooks
QB Billy Broussard
OL Clay Cain
WR Al Coffee
RB 48 Brad Davis Jr
TE Bo Dunphy
WR Joe Fakier
OL Russel Heald
RB Lora Hinton
WR Norm Hodgins
WR Ben Jones
OL Logan Killen
G 64 Tyler LaFauci Sr
QB 5 Mike Miley Jr
RB Terry Robiskie
RB Don Roger
RB Steve Rogers Jr
WR Richard Romain
TE Leon Thompson
RB Brian Zeringue
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB Ken Bordelon So
DB Dale Cangelosi
LB Warren Capone
DL Steve Cassidy
LB Gary Champagne
DL Ron Daily
DB Rand Dennis
DL A.J. Duhe
LB 80 Bo Harris Jr
DB Norm Hodgins Sr
DE 91 Binks Miciotto Sr
DB Mike Pike
DB Frank Racine
CB 29 Mike Williams Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Rusty Jackson
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

References

  1. ^ "1973 LSU Fighting Tigers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 26, 2023.
  2. ^ "Miley guides LSU to upset". The Palm Beach Post-Times. September 16, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "LSU nudges Aggies". Express and News. September 23, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "LSU overcomes pesky Owls 24–9". Wichita Falls Times. September 30, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Bayou Bengals bayonet Gators". St. Petersburg Times. October 7, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "Miley propels LSU past Auburn 20–6". The Courier-Journal. October 14, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Second half doldrums thwart Kentucky again". Messenger-Inquirer. October 21, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "Battered LSU scratches 33–29 win over Carolina". The Greenville News. October 28, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Tigs set back Ole Miss football 40 years". Alexandria Daily Town Talk. November 4, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Bowl-bound LSU stages 26–7 cruise". The Des Moines Register. November 18, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ Reed, Delbert (November 23, 1973). "Some Tide questions to be answered". The Tuscaloosa News. p. 11. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
  12. ^ "Greenies frustrated no more: LSU falls, 14–0". The Shreveport Times. December 2, 1973. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Penn State a winner by 16 to 9". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. January 2, 1974. Retrieved October 26, 2023 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "2013 LSU Football Media Guide". p. 154. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved July 17, 2014.