1973 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1973 Stanford Cardinals football
ConferencePacific-8
1973 record7–4 (5–2 Pac-8)
Head coachJack Christiansen (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorNorb Hecker
Captains
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 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 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. Led by second-year head coach Jack Christiansen, the Cardinals were 7–4 (5–2 in Pac-8, third).

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15No. 7 Penn State*L 6–20
September 22at No. 5 Michigan*L 10–47
September 29San Jose State*
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA (rivalry)
W 23–12
October 6at Illinois*W 24–0
October 13No. 15 UCLA
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
L 13–59
October 20at WashingtonW 23–14
October 27Washington State
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 45–14
November 3at Oregon StateW 24–23
November 10at No. 8 USCL 26–27
November 17Oregon
  • Stanford Stadium
  • Stanford, CA
W 24–7
November 24California
W 26–17
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
Source:[1]

Roster[edit]

1973 Stanford Cardinal football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Mike Boryla (C) Sr
WR 47 Tony Hill Fr
RB 33 Scott Laidlaw Jr
QB 19 Dave Ottmar Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 83 Pat Donovan Jr
SS 36 Randy Poltl (C) Sr
DT 91 Roger Stillwell Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt
Source:[2]

Game summaries[edit]

Penn State[edit]

Michigan[edit]

San Jose State[edit]

Illinois[edit]

UCLA[edit]

Washington[edit]

1 234Total
• Stanford 6 737 23
Washington 0 0014 14
Source:[3]

Washington State[edit]

Oregon State[edit]

USC[edit]

Oregon[edit]

California[edit]

1 234Total
California 3 077 17
Stanford 0 31013 26

Junior running back Scott Laidlaw gained 132 yards on 23 carries while Rod Garcia finished his career with 42 field goals, and NCAA record, and 18 for the season, which tied the NCAA record. Stanford played most of the second half without starting quarterback Mike Boryla, who left the game with a bruised throwing arm.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Stanford football media guide.
  2. ^ "The lineups". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). November 3, 1973. p. 2B.
  3. ^ "Garcia kick helps Cards whip Huskies". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. October 21, 1973. p. 2B.
  4. ^ "Cards rally behind Laidlaw". Eugene Register-Guard. (Oregon). Associated Press. November 25, 1973. p. 6D.