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1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football team


1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Conference Independent
1973 record 6–5–1
Head coach Johnny Majors (1st year)
Offensive coordinator George Haffner (1st year)
Offensive scheme I, Split Backs
Defensive coordinator Jackie Sherrill (1st year)
Base defense 4-4 defense
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)

The 1973 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1973 college football season. The Panthers competed in the Fiesta Bowl.


Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Sat. Sep. 15 2:00 p.m. at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA T 7-7   52,500
Sat. Sep. 22 1:30 p.m. Baylor Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA L 14-20   28,332
Sat. Sep. 29 2:30 p.m. at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 21-14   24,462
Sat. Oct. 6 1:30 p.m. Tulane Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA L 6-24   25,054
Sat. Oct. 13 1:30 p.m. at West Virginia Backyard Brawl) W 35-7   37,000
Sat. Oct. 20 1:30 p.m. at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 28-14   23,219
Sat. Oct. 27 1:30 p.m. Navydagger Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 22-17   33,136
Sat. Nov. 3 1:30 p.m. Syracuse Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) W 28-14   24,932
Sat. Nov. 10 1:30 p.m. #5 Notre Dame #20 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 10-31   56,593
Sat. Nov. 17 1:30 p.m. at Army Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 34-0   33,264
Sat. Nov. 24 1:30 p.m. at #6 Penn State #20 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) L 13-35   56,600
Fri. Dec. 21 vs. #10 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) L 7-28   50,878
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Rod Kirby Linebacker 11 278 Buffalo Bills
Jim Buckmon Defensive End 12 295 New Orleans Saints
Dave Wannstedt Tackle 15 376 Green Bay Packers


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