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1973 NC State Wolfpack football
ACC champion
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 31–18 vs. Kansas
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 16
1973 record9–3 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachLou Holtz (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorBrian Burke (2nd season)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 NC State 6 0 0     9 3 0
#20 Maryland 5 1 0     8 4 0
Clemson 4 2 0     5 6 0
Virginia 3 3 0     4 7 0
Duke 1 4 1     2 8 1
North Carolina 1 5 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 0 5 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1973 NC State Wolfpack football team represented North Carolina State University during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season.[2] The Wolfpack were led by second-year head coach Lou Holtz and played their home games at Carter Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, winning the conference with a perfect 6–0 record. The Wolfpack were invited to the 1973 Liberty Bowl, where they defeated Kansas.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 8East Carolina*No. 17W 57–8
September 15VirginiaNo. 17
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
W 43–23
September 22at No. 2 Nebraska*No. 14L 14–31
September 29at Georgia*No. 19L 12–31
October 6North Carolina
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
W 28–26
October 13Maryland
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC
W 24–22
October 27at ClemsonW 29–6
November 3at South Carolina*W 56–35
November 10at No. 6 Penn State*L 29–35
November 17at DukeNo. 20W 21–3
November 24Wake ForestNo. 16
  • Carter Stadium
  • Raleigh, NC (Rivalry)
W 52–13
December 17vs. No. 19 Kansas*No. 16W 31–18
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

ReferencesEdit

Template:Atlantic Coast Conference football champions

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