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Our 1973 schedule looked like fun

Hold My Beer

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Seems like the only teams we missed were the Dolphins and the Steelers.

Bama and ND were co-national champs, OU finished No. 2/3 in the AP and UPI polls, Houston went 11-1 and ended up in the Top 10, the Horns won the Southwest Conference and the Turds finished in the Top 20 (also, the Holes went 0-11 under coach Mike Norvell Sr.)

We ended up 5-6 and probably ran out of gas near the end of the season.

Texas (W, 20-15)
at FSU (W, 14-10)
at Oklahoma (L, 20-24)
Boston College (W, 15-10)
Houston (L, 7-30)
at Syracuse (W, 34-23)
West Virginia (L, 14-20)
at Army (W, 19-7)
at Alabama (L, 13-43)
Florida (L, 7-14)
Notre Dame (L, 44-0)

Would've been too nice to see the 2001 Canes go 11-0 against that schedule 😎
 
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TUSKtimes

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Not sure what happened but college football lost their way and courage along their 12 game schedule journey. Back when 11 regular-season games were the norm it was pretty much all power 5 and a few mid-tier teams mixed in for competition. Looking back at almost any power 5 team's schedule in the 70s is rather startling compared to the patsies we consume these days.
 

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Wait a second. Notre lame blew us out? 44-0? I thought we were criminals and bad guys for blowing them out in the 80’s in Jerry’s last season
That ND team was LOADED....Theisman...Eric Penick etc....a yr later USC whipped their azz....Anthony Davis was electrifying in that game. John McKay's son was a WR on that USC team....
 

NorthEastCane

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Not sure what happened but college football lost their way and courage along their 12 game schedule journey. Back when 11 regular-season games were the norm it was pretty much all power 5 and a few mid-tier teams mixed in for competition. Looking back at almost any power 5 team's schedule in the 70s is rather startling compared to the patsies we consume these days.
Miami schedules in the 70s were notorious for being the hardest in the country. Every big program wanted to give their traveling contingent a So Fl trip.
 

TUSKtimes

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Miami schedules in the 70s were notorious for being the hardest in the country. Every big program wanted to give their traveling contingent a So Fl trip.
Sounds reasonable. Being independent and not having conference patsies probably didn't help either.
 

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The 80s schedules were tougher...the 81 team beat 5 ranked teams....
I know and the 1987 schedule had 6 ranked teams. But still, no one else was playing as tough a schedule as Miami in the 70s. For instance:
  • 1974 had 4 ranked teams
  • 1975 had 4 ranked teams including the national champions (Oklahoma) as well unranked Notre Dame
  • 1976 had 5 ranked teams including the national champions (Pitt) as well as unranked Penn St.
  • 1977 had 5 ranked teams including the #1 (Notre Dame) and #2 teams (Alabama) in the final polls.
 

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I know and the 1987 schedule had 6 ranked teams. But still, no one else was playing as tough a schedule as Miami in the 70s. For instance:
  • 1974 had 4 ranked teams
  • 1975 had 4 ranked teams including the national champions (Oklahoma) as well unranked Notre Dame
  • 1976 had 5 ranked teams including the national champions (Pitt) as well as unranked Penn St.
  • 1977 had 5 ranked teams including the #1 (Notre Dame) and #2 teams (Alabama) in the final polls.
True...but the 81 team WON 5...including #1 Penn St.....
 
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