1972 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1972 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 31–30 vs. Iowa State
Conference Independent
Ranking
AP No. 20
1972 record 7–4–1
Head coach Bill Fulcher (1st season)
Captain Brad Bourne
Rick Lantz
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 NCAA University Division independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Penn State         10 2 0
No. 14 Notre Dame         8 3 0
Utah State         8 3 0
West Virginia         8 4 0
Florida State         7 4 0
Northern Illinois         7 4 0
Rutgers         7 4 0
No. 20 Georgia Tech         7 4 1
Air Force         6 4 0
Army         6 4 0
Virginia Tech         6 4 1
Houston         6 4 1
Tulane         6 5 0
Temple         5 4 0
Colgate         5 4 1
Holy Cross         5 4 1
Syracuse         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Dayton         4 6 1
Boston College         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
South Carolina         4 7 0
Southern Miss         3 7 1
Xavier         2 8 0
Cincinnati         2 9 0
Villanova         2 9 0
Pittsburgh         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology in the 1972 college football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by first-year head coach Bill Fulcher and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. They were invited to the 1972 Liberty Bowl, where they defeated Iowa State, 31–30.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 9 No. 15 Tennessee Grant FieldAtlanta (Rivalry) ABC L 3–34   52,112
September 16 South Carolina Grant Field • Atlanta W 34–6   48,224
September 23 at No. 18 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan W 21–16   44,141
September 30 Rice Grant Field • Atlanta T 36–36   41,179
October 7 Clemson Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 31–9   50,239
October 21 at No. 14 Auburn Cliff Hare StadiumAuburn, Alabama (Rivalry) L 14–24   60,261
October 28 Tulanedagger Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 21–7   48,096
November 4 at Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, North Carolina L 14–20   37,300
November 11 Boston College Grant Field • Atlanta W 42–10   36,114
November 18 Navy Grant Field • Atlanta W 30–7   39,233
December 2 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, Georgia (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 7–27   60,241
December 18 vs. Iowa State Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee (Liberty Bowl) ABC W 31–30   50,021
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1972 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 172.