1974 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1974 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Sun Bowl, W 26–24 vs. North Carolina
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
AP No. 17
1974 record 9–3 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Bob Tyler (2nd season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1973
1975 →
1974 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 5 Alabama $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
No. 8 Auburn 4 2 0     10 2 0
Georgia 4 2 0     6 6 0
No. 17 Mississippi State 3 3 0     9 3 0
No. 15 Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Kentucky 3 3 0     6 5 0
No. 20 Tennessee 2 3 1     7 3 2
Vanderbilt 2 3 1     7 3 2
LSU 2 4 0     5 5 1
Ole Miss 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1974 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1974 NCAA Division I football season. Led by second-year coach Bob Tyler, the Bulldogs finished 9–3 and qualified for their first bowl game in 11 years; in addition, the Bulldogs finished ranked #17 in the final AP Poll, their first ranked finish in 17 seasons. Quarterback Rockey Felker would be awarded SEC "Player of the Year" by the Nashville Banner. Defensive Tackle Jimmy Webb would be voted to multiple All-American teams.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 7 William & Mary* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 49–7  
September 21 Georgia Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 38–14  
September 28 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 13–29  
October 5 Kansas State* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 21–16  
October 12 at Lamar* Cardinal StadiumBeaumont, Texas W 37–21  
October 19 at Memphis State* Liberty BowlMemphis, Tennessee W 29–28  
October 26 Louisville* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 56–7  
November 2 at No. 4 Alabama No. 17 Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama (Rivalry) L 0–35  
November 9 No. 10 Auburn Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi L 20–24  
November 16 LSU Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Rivalry) W 7–6  
November 23 vs. Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) W 31–13  
December 28 vs. North Carolina* Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) W 26–24  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015