1973 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1973 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Conference Independent
1973 record 5–6
Head coach Bill Fulcher (2nd season)
Captain Jim Owings
Steve Putnal
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 NCAA Division I Independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Notre Dame         11 0 0
No. 5 Penn State         12 0 0
No. 9 Houston         11 1 0
Temple         9 1 0
No. 20 Tulane         9 3 0
Memphis State         8 3 0
Boston College         7 4 0
South Carolina         7 4 0
Utah State         7 4 0
Air Force         6 4 0
Southern Miss         6 4 1
Northern Illinois         6 5 0
Rutgers         6 5 0
West Virginia         6 5 0
Pittsburgh         6 5 1
Colgate         5 5 0
Dayton         5 5 1
Xavier         5 5 1
Georgia Tech         5 6 0
Holy Cross         5 6 0
Miami (FL)         5 6 0
Cincinnati         4 7 0
Navy         4 7 0
Villanova         3 8 0
Syracuse         2 9 0
Virginia Tech         2 9 0
Army         0 10 0
Florida State         0 11 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1973 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by head coach Bill Fulcher, in his second and final year with the team, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. Fulcher resigned as head coach at the end of the season, claiming that he simply didn't enjoy the job.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 15 at South Carolina Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, South Carolina L 28–41   51,584
September 22 No. 1 USC Grant FieldAtlanta L 6–23   58,228
September 29 Clemson Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) W 29–21   48,062
October 6 Army Grant Field • Atlanta W 14–10   50,111
October 13 at No. 8 Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 14–20   70,616
October 20 Auburn Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) L 10–24   59,123
October 27 at No. 15 Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans L 14–23   66,826
November 3 Dukedagger Grant Field • Atlanta W 12–10   47,129
November 10 VMI Grant Field • Atlanta W 36–7   38,112
November 17 vs. Navy Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, Florida W 26–22   26,235
December 1 Georgia Grant Field • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) L 3–10   60,316
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moffit, David (December 7, 1973). "Fulcher Resigns At Georgia Tech". Atlanta Daily World. p. 5. 
  2. ^ "1973 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 18, 2017. 
  3. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 172