1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football team

The 1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football team was an American football team that represented Kent State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their third season under head coach Don James, the Golden Flashes compiled a 9–2 record (4–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 300 to 131.[1][2] Nick Saban was a graduate assistant on James' staff during the 1973 season.

1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football
ConferenceMid-American Conference
1973 record9–2 (4–1 MAC)
Head coachDon James (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorDick Scesniak (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorDennis Fitzgerald (3rd season)
Home stadiumDix Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 15 Miami $ 5 0 0     11 0 0
Kent State 4 1 0     9 2 0
Bowling Green 2 3 0     7 3 0
Ohio 2 3 0     5 5 0
Western Michigan 1 4 0     6 5 0
Toledo 1 4 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15Louisville*W 10–3
September 22at OhioW 35–7
September 29at San Diego State*L 9–17
October 6at Western MichiganW 39–15
October 13Bowling Green
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
W 21–7
October 20Eastern Michigan
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
W 34–20
October 27at Utah State*W 27–16
November 3Marshall*
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
W 35–3
November 10Miami (OH)
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
L 10–20
November 17at ToledoW 52–16
November 24Central Michigan
  • Dix Stadium
  • Kent, Ohio
W 28–7
  • *Non-conference game

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Gerald Tinker Wide Receiver 2 44 Atlanta Falcons
Jack Lambert Linebacker 2 46 Pittsburgh Steelers

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2016 Kent State Football Record Book" (PDF). Kent State University. p. D7. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  2. ^ "1973 Kent State Golden Flashes Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 4, 2016.
  3. ^ "Kent State University – 1973". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved October 7, 2012.
  4. ^ "1974 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 7, 2012.