1973 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1973 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Independent
1973 record 7–4
Head coach Roy Kramer (7th season)
MVP Jim Sandy
Home stadium Perry Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →

The 1973 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University during the 1973 NCAA Division II football season. In their seventh season under head coach Roy Kramer, the Chippewas compiled a 7–4 record and outscored their opponents, 197 to 151.[1] The team played its home games in Perry Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[2] with attendance of 78,547 in five home games.[3]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Mike Franckowiak with 655 passing yards, running back Jim Sandy with 1,168 rushing yards, and Matt Means with 553 receiving yards.[4] Sandy received the team's most valuable player award.[5] George Duranko set a school record with a 100-yard interception return against Eastern Michigan on November 10, 1973.[6]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8 Western Michigan L 13–18
September 15 Ball State
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 14–7
September 22at ToledoL 21–23
September 29at DaytonW 15–6
October 6 Illinois State
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 6–3
October 13at Indiana StateW 21–7
October 20at Western IllinoisL 18–24
November 3 Eastern Michigan
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI (rivalry)
W 31–21
November 10at Eastern KentuckyW 21–7
November 17 Northern Michigan
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 30–7
November 24at Kent StateL 7–28

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 111–112. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  3. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, pp. 88-89.
  5. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 86.

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