1973 Dartmouth Indians football team

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1973 Dartmouth Indians football
Dartmouth College Big Green logo.svg
Ivy League champion
ConferenceIvy League
1973 record6–3 (6–1 Ivy)
Head coachJake Crouthamel (3rd season)
Captains
  • Thomas C. Csatari
  • Herbert Hopkins
Home stadiumMemorial Field
Seasons
← 1972
1974 →
1973 Ivy League football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Dartmouth $ 6 1 0     6 3 0
Harvard 5 2 0     7 2 0
Penn 5 2 0     6 3 0
Yale 5 2 0     6 3 0
Brown 4 3 0     4 3 1
Cornell 2 5 0     3 5 1
Columbia 1 6 0     1 7 1
Princeton 0 7 0     1 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1973 Dartmouth Indians football team was an American football team that represented Dartmouth College during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. Dartmouth was the outright Ivy League champion for the second straight year, and claimed a share of the title for a fifth straight year.

In their third season under head coach Jake Crouthamel, the Indians compiled a 6–3 record and outscored opponents 184 to 119. Thomas C. Csatari and Herbert Hopkins were the team captains.[1]

The Indians' 6–1 conference record was the best in the Ivy League. Dartmouth outscored Ivy opponents 175 to 99.[2]

This would be the last season for the "Dartmouth Indians" team name. In 1974, the college trustees ruled "use of the [Indian] symbol in any form to be inconsistent with present institutional and academic objectives of the college in advancing Native American education." That fall, all Dartmouth teams changed their name to "Big Green", which had long been used by the press as an alternative nickname for Dartmouth athletics teams.[3]

Dartmouth played its home games at Memorial Field on the college campus in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 29 at New Hampshire* L 9–10 11,733 [4]
October 6 Holy Cross*
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
L 0–10 15,700 [5]
October 13 Penn
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
L 16–22 17,800 [6]
October 20 at Brown W 28–16 10,056 [7]
October 27 at Harvard W 24–18 31,000 [8]
November 3 Yale
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH
W 24–13 19,000 [9]
November 10 at Columbia W 24–6 6,100 [10]
November 17 Cornell
  • Memorial Field
  • Hanover, NH (rivalry)
W 17–0 15,300 [11]
November 24 at Princeton W 42–24 17,000 [12]
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Season-by-Season Results: 1940-99". Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College. Retrieved July 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Year-by-Year History". Ivy League Football Media Guide (PDF). Princeton, N.J.: Ivy League. 2017. p. 26. Retrieved July 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "The "Big Green" Nickname". Dartmouth College Varsity Athletics. May 31, 2018. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  4. ^ "Dartmouth Stunned by State Rival". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. September 30, 1973. p. S9.
  5. ^ Gammons, Peter (October 7, 1973). "Hungry Crusader Freshmen Put Bite on Dartmouth, 10-0". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 70 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ Keese, Parton (October 14, 1973). "Penn Tops Dartmouth, 22-16; Brown Defeats Yale". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S10.
  7. ^ Strauss, Michael (October 21, 1973). "Dartmouth 28-16 Victor; Brown Is Subdued". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S4.
  8. ^ McGowen, Deane (October 28, 1973). "Dartmouth Tops Harvard; Crimson Upset, 24-18". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  9. ^ McGowen, Deane (November 4, 1973). "Dartmouth Wins, 24-13; Yale Is Defeated". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S3.
  10. ^ Werden, Lincoln A. (November 11, 1973). "Harvard, Dartmouth Win to Stay Tied for Ivy Lead; Columbia Beaten, 24-6". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  11. ^ Keese, Parton (November 18, 1973). "Harvard, Dartmouth Win to Stay Tied for Ivy Lead; Cornell Stopped, 17-0". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.
  12. ^ Keese, Parton (November 25, 1973). "Dartmouth Wins, Takes Title, as Yale Routs Harvard, 35-0; Tigers Bow, 42-24". The New York Times. New York, N.Y. p. S1.