1973 Football Team

Overall Record: 10-0-1 Conference Record: 7-0-1
Conference Finish: 1st place tie
National Ranking: AP - No. 6, UPI - No. 6
Coach: Glenn E. "Bo" Schembechler
Captains: Dave Gallagher, Paul Seal
All-Americans: Dave Gallagher, Dave Brown
All-Conference: Ed Shuttlesworth, Dave Brown, Mike Hoban, Clint Haslerig, Dave Gallagher, Dennis Franklin
Most Valuable Player: Paul Seal
Meyer Morton Award: Paul Seal
John Maulbetsch Award: Don Dufek
Frederick Matthei Award: Dave Brown
Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Don Warner
Trainer: Lindsy McLean
Assistant coaches: Dennis Brown, Tirrel Burton, Jerry Hanlon, Jack Harbaugh, Frank Maloney, George Mans, Gary Moeller, Chuck Stobart, Elliot Uzelac
Manager: James T. Bueter

OpponentRankDateSiteResult Attend.
Iowa 5/- 09/15 A W 31-7 52,105
Stanford 5/- 09/22 H W 47-10 80,177
Navy 4/- 09/29 H W 14-0 88,042
Oregon 5/- 10/06 H W 24-0 81,113
Michigan State 5/- 10/13 A W 31-0 78,263
Wisconsin (HC) 4/- 10/20 H W 35-6 87,723
Minnesota 4/- 10/27 A W 34-7 44,435
Indiana 4/- 11/03 H W 49-13 76,432
Illinois 4/- 11/10 H W 21-6 76,461
Purdue 4/- 11/17 A W 34-9 56,485
Ohio State 4/1 11/24 H T 10-10 105,223
Total Points330-68 826,459

Starting Lineups Offense         
PositionPlayer
split end Larry Johnson (11)
left tackle Curtis Tucker (11)
left guard Bill Hoban (7)
Gary Hainrihar (2)
Dave Metz
Kirk Lewis
center Dennis Franks (5)
Tom Jensen (4)
Jim Czirr (2)
right guard Dave Metz (6)
Gary Hainrihar (3)
Kirk Lewis (2)
right tackle Jim Coode (9)
Pat Tumpane (2)
tight end Paul Seal (11)
wing back Clint Haslerig (11)
quarterback Dennis Franklin (10)
Larry Cipa
fullback Ed Shuttlesworth (11)
tailback Chuck Heater (8)
Gil Chapman (3)
Starting Lineups Defense         
PositionPlayer
left end Walt Williamson (11)
left tackle Doug Troszak (10)
Jeff Perlinger
middle guard Tim Davis (7)
Don Warner (4)
right tackle Dave Gallagher (11)
right end Don Coleman (11)
middle linebacker Steve Strinko (11)
w. linebacker Carl Russ (11)
wolfman Don Dufek (11)
ss halfback Dave Elliott (11)
ws halfback Barry Dotzauer (10)
Tom Drake
safety Dave Brown (11)

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Back Row
Phil Andrews, Jerry Vogele, Pete Traber, Jim Smith, Rick White, Steve Anderson, Jerry Szara, Mark Elzinga, Rich McAuliffe, Jerry Zuver, Steve Graves, Jim Hackett, Jack Heffernan, Eric Phelps Roger Szafranski
7th Row
Dave Devich, Al Wheeler, Mike Coyne, Jerry Collins, Jack Fairbanks, Pete Paras, Phil Brumbaugh, Jim White, Greg Boik, Gary Zolciak, Jim Hall, John Hennessy, Jim Bolden, Bob Lytle, Bob Furgerson
6th Row
Dan Jilek, Rich Kaminski, Kirk Lewis, Greg Morton, Mike Holmes, Chuck Randolph, Greg Strinko, Les Miles, Frank Moore, Jay Rau, Jim Czirr, Mike Strabley, Matt Caputo, Rick Koschalk, Darrell Truitt
5th Row
Dave Whiteford, Gordon Bell, Tim Davis, Keith Johnson, Calvin O'Neal, Tom Jensen, Bill Hoban, Steve King, Mike Lantry, George Przygodski, Craig McMullen, Don Dufek, Eduardo Gonzalez, Bob Wood, Bill Heneveld
4th Row
Senior manager Jim Bueter, Kurt Kampe, Glenn Franklin, Pat Tumpane, Jeff Perlinger, Dennis Franks, Dave Metz, Steve Strinko, Greg DenBoer, Chuck Heater, Dave Brown, Norm Long, Ed Pollister, Mark Jacoby, Jeff Spahn, Rob Dudzik, John Ceddia, assistant coach Jack Harbaugh
3rd Row
Assistant coach George Mans, assistant coach Gary Moeller, Doug MacKenzie, Larry Banks, Dave Brandon, Carl Russ, Art Fediuk, Jim Armour, John Cherry, Jim Lyall, Mike Day, John Thomas, Jovan Vercel, Gil Chapman, Roy Burks, Dennis Franklin, Bob Lang, assistant coach Elliot Uzelac
2nd Row
Assistant coach Tirrel Burton, assistant coach Frank Maloney, Bob Thornbladh, Doug Troszak, Don Eaton, Larry Cipa, Don Coleman, Ed Shuttlesworth, Dave Gallagher, Paul Seal, Jim Coode, Mike Hoban, Curtis Tucker, Walt Williamson, Gary Hainrihar, Larry Johnson, Head Coach "Bo" Schembechler, assistant coach Chuck Stobart
Front Row
Assistant coach Jerry Hanlon, Ron Szydlowski, Dave Elliott, Geoff Steger, Greg Koss, Tom Slade, Harry Banks, Clint Haslerig, Larry Gustafson, Barry Dotzauer, Don Warner, Tom Drake, Craig Mutch, Kevin Casey, Jon Cederberg, assistant coach Dennis Brown