1973 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team

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1973 Eastern Michigan Hurons football
Conference Independent
1973 record 6–4
Head coach Dan Boisture (7th season)
Captain David Boone, Jim Grace
Home stadium Rynearson Stadium
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The 1973 Eastern Michigan Hurons football team represented Eastern Michigan University as an independent during the 1973 NCAA Division II football season. In their seventh and final season under head coach Dan Boisture, the Hurons compiled a 6–4 record and outscored their opponents, 265 to 190. The team's victories included games against Louisiana Tech (21–19), Youngstown State (42–2), and Weber State (44–7).[1]

In February 1974, coach Boisture left Eastern Michigan to coach the Detroit Wheels in the World Football League.[2][3] The Wheels shared Rynearson Stadium with the Hurons during the 1974 season, compiled a 1–13 record, and folded before the season had ended.


September 8Ball StateW 17–14
September 15Louisiana Tech
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 21–19
September 22at Indiana StateW 25–14
September 29St. Norbert
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 47–14
October 6at Western IllinoisL 21–24
October 20at Kent StateL 20–34
October 27Youngstown State dagger
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 42–2
November 3at Central Michigan (rivalry)L 21–31
November 10at Bowling GreenL 7–31
November 22Weber State
  • Rynearson Stadium
  • Ypsilanti, MI
W 44–7
  • daggerHomecoming


  1. ^ "2015 Eastern Michigan Football Digital Media Guide" (PDF). Eastern Michigan University Football. pp. 164, 170. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ Demos, Constantine (May 20, 2007). "Former Spartan Assistant Coach Dan Boisture Dies". Michigan State University Football Players Association. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Big Wheel: WFL Wheels sign EMU coach". Daily Capital News (AP story). February 9, 1974.