1973 Cal Poly Mustangs football team

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1973 Cal Poly Mustangs football
CCAA champion
Conference California Collegiate Athletic Association
Ranking
Coaches No. 9 (UPI Small College Ranking)
1973 record 9–1 (4–0 CCAA)
Head coach Joe Harper (6th season)
Home stadium Mustang Stadium
(Capacity: 8,500)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 California Collegiate Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 AP / #9 UPI Cal Poly $ 4 0 0     9 1 0
UC Riverside 3 1 0     8 2 0
Cal State Fullerton 1 3 0     7 4 0
Cal Poly Pomona 1 3 0     4 6 1
Cal State Northridge 1 3 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from College Division poll

The 1973 Cal Poly Mustangs football team represented California Polytechnic State University[note 1] during the 1973 NCAA Division II football season.

Cal Poly competed in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA). The team was led by sixth-year head coach Joe Harper and played home games at Mustang Stadium in San Luis Obispo, California. They finished the regular season as CCAA champion with a record of nine wins and one loss (9–1, 4–0 CCAA). This was the fifth of five consecutive CCAA championships for the Mustangs. UPI ranked the Mustangs Number 9 in the final Small College poll for 1973.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 15 at Cal State Northridge Devonshire DownsNorthridge, California W 65–20   3,300[1]
September 22 Idaho State* No. 8 Mustang StadiumSan Luis Obispo, California W 20–10  
September 29 at UC Riverside No. 7 Highlander Stadium • Riverside, California W 26–17   3,500[2]
October 13 Cal Poly Pomona No. 5 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 41–0   6,720[3]
October 20 Cal State Fullerton No. 4 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 21–7   6,749[4]
October 27 Fresno State[note 2]* No. 3 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 28–14  
November 3 at Cal State Hayward[note 3]* No. 3 Pioneer StadiumHayward, California W 58–0  
November 10 at California Lutheran* No. 4 Mt. Clef Field • Thousand Oaks, California W 63–14   5,000[5]
November 17 at No. 11 Boise State* No. 4 Bronco StadiumBoise, Idaho L 10–42   13,885[6]
November 24 Long Beach State[note 4]* No. 10 Mustang Stadium • San Luis Obispo, California W 31–7   3,086[7]
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from UPI Small College Ranking.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Cal Poly Mustang players were selected in the 1974 NFL Draft.[10][11]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Cal Poly is California Polytechnic State University. However, it has been more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly since 1947.
  2. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  3. ^ California State University, East Bay was known as California State University, Hayward from 1972 to 2004.
  4. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coulson Leads Cal Poly SLO to Runaway Victory, 65-20". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 16, 1973. p. III-14. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Long Beach State Still Without Win -- Ties North Texas St., 0-0". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 30, 1973. p. III-14. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "49ers Remain Winless, Lose to Pacific, 10-6". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 14, 1973. p. III-14. Retrieved February 20, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ Earl Gustkey (October 21, 1973). "Cal Poly Tops Titans to Win CCAA Crown". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-17. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Aztecs Beat 49ers, 17-2, on Freitas Passes". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 11, 1973. p. III-15. Retrieved February 22, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "2015 Boise State Football Media Guide". Boise State University Athletics. 2015. p. 157. Retrieved February 14, 2017.
  7. ^ "49ers' Dismal Season Ended by 31-7 Loss". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 25, 1973. p. III-15. Retrieved February 8, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Yearly Results". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  9. ^ "Cal Poly Football; 2016 Media Guide". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  10. ^ "1974 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 12, 2017.