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1973 BYU Cougars football team

1973 BYU Cougars football
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1973 record 5–6 (3–4 WAC)
Head coach LaVell Edwards
Offensive coordinator Dave Kragthorpe
Home stadium Cougar Stadium

The 1973 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University during the 1973 college football season.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 15 Colorado State Cougar StadiumProvo, UT L 13–21  
September 29 Oregon State* Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 37–14  
October 6 at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, UT (Beehive Boot) L 7–13  
October 13 Iowa State*dagger Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT L 24–26  
October 20 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 12–52  
October 27 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 21–41  
November 3 New Mexico Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 56–21  
November 10 Arizona Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT L 10–24  
November 17 Weber State* Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 45–14  
November 24 at Utah Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, UT (Holy War) W 46–22  
December 1 at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 63–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.



Coaching staff


Game notes


1 2 3 4 Total
BYU 3 27 16 0 46
Utah 0 3 6 13 22

The first half was played in a blinding snowstorm. Gary Sheide tied the WAC single-season touchdown record of 21 in the third quarter shared by Virgil Carter (1966) and Danny White (1972). It was the most points BYU had scored against Utah to date. [3]


  • All-WAC: DT Paul Linford (1st), SE Jay Miller (1st)



  1. ^ Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  2. ^ Retrieved December 4, 2011.
  3. ^ "BYU stops Utah in blinding snow." Eugene Register-Guard. 1973 Nov 25.
  4. ^ Retrieved December 4, 2011.
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