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1973 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific-8
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 12
1973 record9–2 (6–1 Pac-8)
Head coachPepper Rodgers
(3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (2nd season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
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 UCLA Bruins football team represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. Members of the Pacific-8 Conference, the Bruins were led by third-year head coach Pepper Rodgers and played their home games at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Quarterbacks Mark Harmon and John Sciarra ran the wishbone offense, and the Bruins were 9–2 overall and 6–1 om the Pac-8. After an opening loss at fourth-ranked Nebraska,[1] the Bruins won nine straight, but lost again to USC in the season finale.[2] UCLA repeated as conference runner-up, but the Pac-8 did not allow a second bowl team until the 1975 season. They were ranked twelfth in the final AP poll, ninth in the UPI coaches poll.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8at No. 4 Nebraska*No. 10ABCL 13–4074,966
September 22Iowa*No. 18W 55–1834,456
September 29at Michigan State*No. 17W 34–2160,850
October 6Utah*No. 16
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 66–1632,697
October 13at StanfordNo. 15W 59–1355,000
October 20at Washington StateNo. 13W 24–1332,200
October 27CaliforniaNo. 13
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 61–2135,492
November 3WashingtonNo. 10
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 62–1330,000
November 10at OregonNo. 9W 27–721,200
November 17Oregon StateNo. 8
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 56–1418,540
November 24at No. 9 USCNo. 8
ABCL 13–2388,037
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll

Source:[5]

  • Prior to the 1975 season, the Pac-8 and Big Ten conferences allowed only one postseason participant each, for the Rose Bowl.

RosterEdit

  • QB Mark Harmon
  • PK Efren Herrera
  • RB Kermit Johnson
  • FB James McAlister
  • QB John Sciarra
  • FS Jim Bright
  • LB Jack Jorgensen

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Cornhuskers too much for Bruins". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((location)): p. 1C. September 9, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=aaZYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=7OADAAAAIBAJ&pg=1808%2C1898844.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Another Pasadena visit for USC...". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((location)): p. 1D. November 25, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=OTJWAAAAIBAJ&sjid=l-cDAAAAIBAJ&pg=3063%2C6045569.
  3. "How They Scored". Los Angeles Times. October 14, 1973. https://search.proquest.com/docview/157430350?. Retrieved September 21, 2007.
  4. "Bruins sputter, but beat WSU 24-13". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press ((location)): p. 2B. October 21, 1973. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=J0MnAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Q-EDAAAAIBAJ&pg=4520%2C5033155.
  5. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  6. 1975 UCLA Media Guide, UCLA Athletic News Bureau, 1975
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