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1973 NAIA Division I football season

The 1973 NAIA Division I football season, as part of the 1973 college football season in the United States, was the 18th season of college football sponsored by the NAIA and the fourth season of the league's two-division structure.

1973 NAIA Division I football season
Regular seasonAugust–November 1973
PostseasonDecember 1–8, 1973
National ChampionshipShreveport, LA
ChampionsAbilene Christian

The season was played from August to November 1973 and culminated in the 1973 NAIA Champion Bowl, played on December 8, 1973 in Shreveport, Louisiana.[1]

Abilene Christian defeated Elon in the Champion Bowl, 42–14, to win their first NAIA national title.[2]

PostseasonEdit

Semifinals
December 1, 1973
1973 Champion Bowl
December 8, 1973
Shreveport, LA
      
Wisconsin–La Crosse 24
Elon* 35
Elon 14
Abilene Christian 42
Langston 6
Abilene Christian* 34

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "NAIA Championship History" (PDF). NAIA. pp. 4–11. Retrieved November 27, 2015.
  2. ^ "1973 Division I NAIA Football Playoffs". JonFMorse.com. Retrieved November 27, 2015.