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1973 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Tulane University 0 7 0 0 7
University of Houston 7 14 14 12 47
Date December 29, 1973
Season 1973
Stadium Houston Astrodome
Location Houston, Texas
Attendance 44,358
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl
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The 1973 Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, part of the 1973 bowl game season, took place on December 29, 1973, at the Houston Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The competing teams were the Tulane Green Wave and Houston Cougars, with each competing as a football independent. Houston won the game 47–7.

TeamsEdit

HoustonEdit

The 1973 Houston squad finished the regular season with a 10–1 record with its lone loss coming against Auburn.[1] The 10–1 record was the best recorded in the school's history to that point.[2] The appearance marked the third for Houston in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, and their fifth overall bowl game.[3]

TulaneEdit

The 1973 Tulane squad finished the regular season with a 9–2 record with losses coming against Kentucky and Maryland.[4] Prior to victory over Vanderbilt, the Green Wave accepted an invitation to play in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl.[5] The appearance marked the first for Tulane in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, and their fifth overall bowl game.[6]

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring Information Score
Plays Yards TOP Tulane Houston
1 12:13 Houston Marshall Johnson 75-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick good 0 7
2 8:41 Houston Leonard Parker 1-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick good 0 14
2 1:24 Houston Leonard Parker 3-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick good 0 21
2 1:06 Tulane Tom Fortner 32-yard touchdown reception from Buddy Gilbert, David Falgoust kick good 7 21
3 6:42 Houston D.C. Nobles 2-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick good 7 28
3 5:28 Houston Donnie McGraw 1-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick good 7 35
4 13:41 Houston Donnie McGraw 32-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick no good 7 41
4 6:53 Houston David Husmann 7-yard touchdown run, Ricky Terrell kick no good 7 47
"TOP" = Time of Possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 7 47

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