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1973 Stanford Cardinals football
Stanford block S
ConferencePacific-8
1973 record7–4 (5–2 Pac-8)
Head coachJack Christiansen (2nd season)
CaptainMike Boryla
CaptainRandy Poltl
Home stadiumStanford Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Pacific-8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 USC 7 0 0     9 2 1
#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 college football season.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 15* #7 Penn State Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 6–20  
September 22* at #5 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 10–47  
September 29* San Jose State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 23–12  
October 6* at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 24–0  
October 13 #15 UCLA Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 13–59  
October 20 at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA W 23–14  
October 27 Washington State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 45–14  
November 3 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 24–23  
November 10 at #8 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 26–27  
November 17 Oregon Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 24–7  
November 24 California Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (76th Big Game) W 26–17  
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

[1]

Game notesEdit

Penn StateEdit

MichiganEdit

San Jose StateEdit

IllinoisEdit

UCLAEdit

WashingtonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Stanford 6 7 3 7 23
Washington 0 0 0 14 14

[2]


Washington StateEdit

Oregon StateEdit

USCEdit

OregonEdit

CaliforniaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
California 3 0 7 7 17
Stanford 0 3 10 13 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.[3]


ReferencesEdit

  1. 2011 Stanford football media guide.
  2. "Garcia kick helps Cards whip Huskies." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Oct 21.
  3. "Cards rally behind Laidlaw." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 25.
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