1973 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1973 record2–9 (2–5 Pac-8)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorRich Brooks (1st season)
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Civic Stadium (Portland)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 8 USC $ 7 0 0 9 2 1
No. 12 UCLA 6 1 0 9 2 0
Stanford 5 2 0 7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0 5 6 0
California 2 5 0 4 7 0
Oregon 2 5 0 2 9 0
Oregon State 2 5 0 2 9 0
Washington 0 7 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their ninth season under head coach Dee Andros, the Beavers compiled a 2–9 record (2–5 in Pac-8, tie for fifth), and were outscored 293 to 166.[1] The team played four home games on campus at Parker Stadium in Corvallis, with one at Civic Stadium in Portland.

With their three-point road win over rival Oregon in the season finale, Andros' record improved to 8–1 against the Ducks in the Civil War game.[2][3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 15at No. 12 Auburn*L 9–18 45,000
September 22SMU*L 16–35 26,189
September 29at BYU*L 14–37 27,434
October 6No. 4 USC
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 7–21 21,732
October 13at WashingtonW 31–7 55,000
October 20at CaliforniaL 14–24 24,123
October 27No. 11 Arizona State*L 14–44 20,188
November 3Stanford
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 23–24 17,025
November 10Washington State
  • Parker Stadium
  • Corvallis, OR
L 7–13 17,336
November 17at No. 8 UCLAL 14–56 18,540
November 24at OregonW 17–14 39,700
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

References

  1. ^ "1973 Oregon State Beavers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 7, 2016.
  2. ^ Withers, Bud (November 25, 1973). "OSU battles to 17-14 win". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). p. 1D.
  3. ^ "Beavers aren't artistic, but they are winners: 17-14". The Bulletin. (Bend, Oregon). Associated Press. November 26, 1973. p. 6.