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1973 Iowa State Cyclones football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1973 record4–7 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachEarle Bruce (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorJim Weaver (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorMarv Braden (1st season)
CaptainLarry Hunt, Keith Krepfle
Home stadiumClyde Williams Field
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     10 0 1
#7 Nebraska 4 2 1     9 2 1
#18 Kansas 4 2 1     7 4 1
#17 Missouri 3 4 0     8 4 0
Oklahoma State 2 3 2     5 4 2
Colorado 2 5 0     5 6 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     5 6 0
Iowa State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Iowa State Cyclones football team represented Iowa State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their first year under head coach Earle Bruce, the Cyclones compiled a 4–7 record (2–5 against conference opponents), tied for sixth place in the conference, and outscored opponents by a combined total of 245 to 236.[1][2] They played their home games at Clyde Williams Field in Ames, Iowa.

Larry Hunt and Keith Krepfle were the team captains.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 22Idaho*W 48–0
September 29at Arkansas*L 19–21
October 6No. 18 Colorado
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 16–23
October 13at BYU*W 26–24
October 20at Kansas StateL 19–21
October 27No. 17 Kansas
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
L 20–22
November 3at No. 3 OklahomaL 17–34
November 10at No. 11 NebraskaL 7–31
November 17No. 14 Missouri
W 17–7
November 24No. 18 Oklahoma State
  • Clyde Williams Field
  • Ames, IA
W 28–12
December 1at San Diego State*L 28–41
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1973 Iowa State Cyclones football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 58 Blaskovich, ChuckChuck Blaskovich
T 67 Bos, BobBob Bos
FB 40 Danowsky, PhilPhil Danowsky
T 74 Gillis, WillieWillie Gillis
WR 85 Harris, IkeIke Harris
QB 8 Hardeman, BuddyBuddy Hardeman
WR 81 Jones, WillieWillie Jones
G 71 Kneller, DanDan Kneller
RB 35 Konrad, PaulPaul Konrad
TE 91 Krepfle, KeithKeith Krepfle
T 77 Lewis, HenryHenry Lewis
G 73 Miller, ShermanSherman Miller
WR 27 Smith, ForryForry Smith
RB 33 Strachan, MikeMike Strachan
QB 18 Stanley, WayneWayne Stanley
OL 59 Thomas, JackJack Thomas
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 47 Blair, MattMatt Blair
CB 14 Bozich, RandyRandy Bozich
DE 94 Coleman, LonLon Coleman
S 9 Fling, BruceBruce Fling
CB 44 Hill, BarryBarry Hill
DT 58 Howe, RickRick Howe
LB 78 Hunt, LarryLarry Hunt
LB 55 Jornov, TedTed Jornov
DT 51 Karr, TomTom Karr
DE 95 King, RayRay King
DE 92 Roundtree, AndreAndre Roundtree
LB 60 Storm, BradBrad Storm
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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