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1973 Fiesta Bowl

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10  10
18  28
Attendance  50,878
Stadium  Sun Devil Stadium
Pittsburgh  7
Season  1973
Date  21 December 1973
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MVP  SE Greg Hudson (Arizona State) CB Mike Haynes (Arizona State)
Champion  Arizona State Sun Devils football
Location  Sun Devil Stadium, Tempe, Arizona, United States
Similar  2015 Armed Forces B, 2016 Fiesta Bowl, 2015 Military Bowl, 1980 Sun Bowl, 1969 Sun Bowl

The 1973 Fiesta Bowl matched the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Pittsburgh Panthers.

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Background

The Sun Devils were co champions of the WAC title after a loss to Utah, though they beat Arizona in the last game of the season to clinch the share. This was their fifth straight WAC title and their third straight Fiesta Bowl. This was Pittsburgh's first Fiesta Bowl in a season where twice they were ranked #20 and twice lost the following game after being ranked.

Game summary

Tony Dorsett gave Pittsburgh an early lead on his touchdown run. Woody Green would respond with his own touchdown run to make it 7-7, which would stay that way until the third quarter after a Danny Kush field goal. Greg Hudson increased the Sun Devils' lead with a touchdown catch from Danny White. Green (who had 25 rushes for 131 yards) would add on to the lead with two more touchdown runs before the game ended as Pittsburgh suffered greatly on the day with their 8 turnovers compared to ASU's 6.

Aftermath

Arizona State would return two more times before the 1970s ended. Pittsburgh would return to the Fiesta Bowl in 1979.

References

1973 Fiesta Bowl Wikipedia


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