1973 Boise State Broncos football team

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1973 Boise State Broncos football
Conference Big Sky Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8 (College Division)
AP No. 5 (College Division)
1973 record 10–3 (6–0 Big Sky)
Head coach Tony Knap (6th season)
Home stadium Bronco Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Boise State $^ 6 0 0     10 3 0
Montana State 5 1 0     7 4 0
Idaho 3 2 0     4 7 0
Northern Arizona 2 3 0     4 6 0
Montana 2 4 0     4 6 0
Weber State 2 4 0     3 8 0
Idaho State 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division II playoff participant

The 1973 Boise State Broncos football team represented Boise State College during the 1973 NCAA Division II football season, the sixth season of Bronco football (at the four-year level) and the first in the newly reorganized Division II. The Broncos were in their fourth year as members of the Big Sky Conference (and NCAA) and played their home games on campus at Bronco Stadium in Boise, Idaho.

Led by sixth-year head coach Tony Knap, the Broncos were 9–2 in the regular season and undefeated in conference (6–0) to win their first Big Sky title.[1] Invited to the inaugural eight-team Division II playoffs, BSC hosted a 53–10 quarterfinal win over South Dakota.[2] In the semifinals, the Broncos lost 38–34 to Louisiana Tech in the Pioneer Bowl in Texas,[3] giving up a touchdown in the final seconds.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 2:30 pm at Idaho Idaho StadiumMoscow, ID [6][7] (rivalry) W 47–24   17,104
September 22 Montana State Bronco StadiumBoise, ID [8] W 27–17   14,521
September 29 Portland State* No. 10 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID W 64–7   12,408
October 6 Weber State No. 8 Wildcat StadiumOgden, UT [9] W 34–7   11,586
October 13 at No. 17 UNLV* No. 4 Las Vegas StadiumWhitney, NV [10] L 19–24   12,458
October 20 at Northern Arizona No. 8 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID [11] W 21–6   10,112
October 27 Montana No. 8 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID [12] W 55–7   12,852
November 3 at Nevada* No. 6 Mackay StadiumReno, NV [13] (rivalry) L 21–23   3,111
November 10 at Idaho State No. 11 ASISU MinidomePocatello, ID [14] W 21–17   12,000
November 17 Cal Poly* No. 11 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID [15] W 42–10   13,885
November 24 UC Davis* No. 8 Toomey FieldDavis, CA [16][17][18] W 32–31   4,300
December 1 vs. No. 15 South Dakota No. 8 Bronco Stadium • Boise, ID [2] (Div. II Quarterfinal) W 53–10   14,358
December 8 11:30 am vs. No. 3 Louisiana Tech No. 8 Memorial StadiumWichita Falls, TX [3][4] (Pioneer Bowl (Semifinals)) L 34–38   13,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from UPI poll. All times are in Mountain Time.

Source:[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Boise State Broncos -- College Football (NCAA)". college-football-results.com. Retrieved June 12, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Boise St. smears South Dakota". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 2, 1973. p. 19. 
  3. ^ a b "Boise in semis". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 8, 1973. p. 17. 
  4. ^ a b "Late TD tops Boise". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. December 9, 1973. p. 19. 
  5. ^ DeLassus, David (2016). "Boise State Yearly Results". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved June 10, 2016. 
  6. ^ Payne, Bob (September 15, 1973). "Idaho, Boise resume war". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. p. 14. 
  7. ^ "Happiness is Boise State". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. September 17, 1973. p. 15. 
  8. ^ "Autele leads Boise victory". Spokesman-Review. Spokane, Washington. Associated Press. September 23, 1973. p. 2, sports. 
  9. ^ "Boise State whips Weber". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 7, 1973. p. 21. 
  10. ^ "Las Vegas upsets Boise 24-19". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 14, 1973. p. 16. 
  11. ^ "Mustangs struggle". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. October 21, 1973. p. 21. 
  12. ^ Shelledy, Jay (October 28, 1973). "Boise St. runs over Grizzlies". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. p. 20. 
  13. ^ "'Cats romp but UN nips Boise". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 4, 1973. p. 13. 
  14. ^ "Boise nabs title". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 11, 1973. p. 14. 
  15. ^ "Boise riddles Cal Poly, 42-10". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 18, 1973. p. 20. 
  16. ^ "Boise earns NCAA berth by edging Davis 32-31". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 25, 1973. p. 19. 
  17. ^ "Boise awaits bowl tilt". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 26, 1973. p. 18. 
  18. ^ "How they fared". Lewiston Morning Tribune. Idaho. Associated Press. November 26, 1973. p. 18. 
  19. ^ "Record book (football)" (PDF). Boise State University Athletics. 2016. p. 70.