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1973 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific-8 Conference
1973 record5–6 (4–3 Pac-8)
Head coachJim Sweeney (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorJoe Tiller (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorRay Braun (2nd season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
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 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-8 Conference (Pac-8) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their sixth season under head coach Jim Sweeney, the Cougars compiled a 5–6 record (4–3 in Pac-8, fourth), and were outscored by their opponents 290 to 250.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Chuck Peck with 1,023 passing yards, Andrew Jones with 1,059 rushing yards, and Tim Krause with 384 receiving yards.[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 15at Kansas*L 8–29 39,750
September 22at No. 13 Arizona State*L 9–20 51,252
September 29Idaho*W 51–24 22,500
October 6at No. 1 Ohio State*L 3–27 87,425
October 13at No. 4 USCL 35–46 50,975
October 20No. 13 UCLAL 13–24 32,200
October 27at StanfordL 14–45 48,000
November 3Oregondagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 21–14 19,800
November 10at Oregon StateW 13–7 17,336
November 17California
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 31–28 13,082
November 24at WashingtonW 52–26 56,500
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1973 Washington State Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
FB 30 Chamberlain, VernVern Chamberlain So
RB 44 Grandberry, KenKen Grandberry Sr
SE 40 Johnson, GregGreg Johnson Sr
FB 39 Jones, AndrewAndrew Jones Jr
TE 86 Krause, TimTim Krause Sr
QB 13 Peck, ChuckChuck Peck Jr
SE 47 Riegel, RickRick Riegel
T 75 Wickert, TomTom Wickert Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
FS 37 Johnson, EricEric Johnson Sr
LB 66 Larsen, GaryGary Larsen Jr
DB 24 Sinclair, RobinRobin Sinclair Sr
DT 77 Zanck, DarylDaryl Zanck
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Danelo, JoeJoe Danelo
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Season summaryEdit

WashingtonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Washington St 14 28 0 10 52
Washington 0 6 20 0 26

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  • Chuck Peck 9/17, 249 Yds
  • Andrew Jones 139 Rush Yds
  • Most points ever scored against Washington

[4]

NFL DraftEdit

Three Cougars were selected in the 1974 NFL Draft

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Robin Sinclair DB 6 152 Cincinnati Bengals
Ken Grandberry RB 8 190 Chicago Bears
Tom Wickert G 9 212 Miami Dolphins
Source:[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1973 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1973-schedule.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. "2016 Media Guide". Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 76. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/wsu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. "1973 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1973.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 25. Retrieved 2018-Dec-10.
  5. Pumphrey, Lew (January 31, 1974). "NFL teams draft two Vandals, three Cougs". Lewiston Morning Tribune ((Idaho)): p. 13. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=cKhfAAAAIBAJ&sjid=dzIMAAAAIBAJ&pg=2507%2C6600688.
  6. "Five area stars go in NFL draft". Spokane Daily Chronicle. Associated Press ((Washington)): p. 10. January 30, 1974. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=0pJYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=bfgDAAAAIBAJ&pg=5936%2C4504435.
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