Reunion Held for 1973 National Championship Football Team
Nov. 11, 2013
RUSTON, La. - Prior to Saturday's 36-13 win over Southern Miss in A Rivalry in Dixie, members of the 1973 National Championship Louisiana Tech football team gathered on campus for a reunion.
Above is a video showing some of the notable players speaking at that reunion.
The 1973 Louisiana Tech Football team played in the middle of what is considered the greatest three-year stretch in Tech football history. Not to be outdone by the first national championship team in 1972, the '73 squad won 12 consecutive games in a path to an NCAA Championship. The Bulldogs dropped a close 21-19 decision at Eastern Michigan to start the year but domination quickly followed; nine wins by 15 points or more, a perfect record at home and four shutouts including a 34-0 dismantling of Western Kentucky in the Division II National Championship game in Sacramento, Calif.
Other than Eastern Michigan, no other team in the regular season would score more than a touchdown on the Bulldogs that season. The playoffs were not as easy, however, as Tech would beat Western Illinois 18-13 in Ruston in the first round and advance to the semifinals where a 38-34 win over Boise State in Wichita Falls, Texas would send the `Dogs to the title game.
The 1973 squad was coached by Maxie Lambright with Denny Duron and Joe McNeely serving as team captains.
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