1971 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1971 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Independent
1971 record 3–8
Head coach Carl DePasqua (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Lou Cecconi (3rd season)
Offensive scheme Pro-style, triple option
Defensive coordinator Foge Fazio (1st season)
Base defense 5–2
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Penn State         11 1 0
Boston College         9 2 0
No. 17 Houston         9 3 0
No. 13 Notre Dame         8 2 0
Utah State         8 3 0
Florida State         8 4 0
Cincinnati         7 4 0
West Virginia         7 4 0
Temple         6 2 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Colgate         6 4 0
Villanova         6 4 1
South Carolina         6 5 0
Southern Miss         6 5 0
Georgia Tech         6 6 0
New Mexico State         5 5 1
Northern Illinois         5 5 1
Syracuse         5 5 1
Dayton         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         4 7 0
Rutgers         4 7 0
Virginia Tech         4 7 0
Navy         3 8 0
Pittsburgh         3 8 0
Tulane         3 8 0
Xavier         1 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1971 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1971 college football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result
September 11 10:30 p.m. at No. 15 UCLA Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 29–25  
September 25 1:30 p.m. No. 11 Oklahoma Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 29–55  
October 2 1:30 p.m. at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Backyard Brawl) L  9–20  
October 9 1:30 p.m. Navy Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 36–35  
October 16 8:30 p.m. at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L  8–33  
October 23 1:30 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA L 22–40  
October 30 1:30 p.m. Syracusedagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 31–21  
November 6 1:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L  7–56  
November 13 1:30 p.m. at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 14–17  
November 20 1:30 p.m. No. 6 Penn State Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 18–55  
November 27 7:30 p.m. at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 13–31  
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

1971 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Bob Kuziel Center 3 60 New Orleans
Ralph Cindrich Linebacker 5 119 Atlanta Falcons
Joe Carroll Linebacker 11 277 Oakland Raiders
Joel Klimek Tightend 15 375 New England Patriots
Henry Alford Defensive End 16 394 St. Louis Cardinals

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 NFL Draft Listing | Pro-Football-Reference.com". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-11-29.