1973 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1973 Georgia Bulldogs football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 17–16 vs. Maryland
Conference Southeastern Conference
1973 record 7–4–1 (3–4 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley (10th season)
Defensive coordinator Erk Russell (10th season)
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Alabama $ 8 0 0     11 1 0
No. 13 LSU 5 1 0     9 3 0
Ole Miss 4 3 0     6 5 0
No. 19 Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Georgia 3 4 0     7 4 1
Florida 3 4 0     7 5 0
Kentucky 3 4 0     5 6 0
Auburn 2 5 0     6 6 0
Mississippi State 2 5 0     4 5 2
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 Pittsburgh* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA T 7–7   52,005
September 22 Clemson* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Rivalry) W 31–14   48,280
September 29 No. 19 NC State* Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 31–12   52,700
October 6 at No. 3 Alabama Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL L 14–28   57,790
October 13 Ole Miss Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–0   57,800
October 20 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, TN (Rivalry) L 14–18   21,500
October 27 Kentuckydagger Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA L 7–12   54,500
November 3 at No. 11 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Rivalry) W 35–31   70,812
November 10 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Rivalry) ABC L 10–11   70,266
November 17 Auburn Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 28–14   59,700
December 1 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 10–3   60,316
December 28 vs. No. 18 Maryland* Atlanta StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) Mizlou W 17–16   38,107
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
  • Source: 1974 Georgia Bulldogs Football Media Guide/Yearbook

Game summaries[edit]

Clemson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Clemson 0 7 0 7 14
Georgia 0 3 14 14 31

[1]

Tennessee[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Georgia 7 14 0 14 35
Tennessee 14 0 17 0 31

Andy Johnson scored the game-winning touchdown in the final minute after Tennessee went for it on a fourth-and-two at their own 28 with 2:32 remaining.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Freshman Sparks Georgia Victory." Ocala Star-Banner. 1973 Sept 23.
  2. ^ "Vols Gamble and Lose to Georgia." Palm Beach Post. 1973 Nov 4.