1972 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1972 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1972 record 4–7 (1–6 SEC)
Head coach Charles Shira (6th season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1971
1973 →
1972 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Alabama $ 7 1 0     10 2 0
No. 5 Auburn 6 1 0     10 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
No. 8 Tennessee 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 3 0     7 4 0
Florida 3 3 1     5 5 1
Ole Miss 2 5 0     5 5 0
Kentucky 2 5 0     3 8 0
Mississippi State 1 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1972 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1972 college football season. After the season, head coach Charles Shira, who had compiled a 16–45–2 record over six seasons, stepped down and focused solely on athletic director duties.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 9 Auburn Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi L 3–14  
September 16 Northeast Louisiana* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 42–7  
September 23 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 10–6  
September 30 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 13–28  
October 7 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky (Rivalry) L 13–17  
October 14 Florida State* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi L 21–25  
October 21 Southern Miss* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 26–7  
October 28 Houston* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 27–13  
November 4 at No. 2 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama (Rivalry) L 14–58  
November 18 at No. 8 LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana (Rivalry) L 14–28  
November 25 at Ole Miss Hemingway StadiumOxford, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) L 14–51  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Burial to be in Starkville; Shira Funeral Services Today, Florence Times-Tri Cities Daily, January 3, 1976.
  2. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015