|1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football|
|1973 record||9–2 (4–1 MAC)|
|Head coach||Don James (3rd season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Dick Scesniak (3rd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Dennis Fitzgerald (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||Dix Stadium|
|1973 Mid-American Conference football standings|
|No. 15 Miami $||5||–||0||–||0||11||–||0||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1973 Kent State Golden Flashes football team was an American football team that represented Kent State University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1973 NCAA Division I football season. In their third season under head coach Don James, the Golden Flashes compiled a 9–2 record (4–1 against MAC opponents), finished in second place in the MAC, and outscored all opponents by a combined total of 300 to 131. Nick Saban was a graduate assistant on James' staff during the 1973 season.
|September 15||Louisville*||W 10–3|
|September 22||at Ohio||W 35–7|
|September 29||at San Diego State*||L 9–17|
|October 6||at Western Michigan||W 39–15|
|October 13||Bowling Green||W 21–7|
|October 20||Eastern Michigan||W 34–20|
|October 27||at Utah State*||W 27–16|
|November 3||Marshall*||W 35–3|
|November 10||Miami (OH)||L 10–20|
|November 17||at Toledo||W 52–16|
|November 24||Central Michigan||W 28–7|
Team players drafted into the NFL
|Gerald Tinker||Wide Receiver||2||44||Atlanta Falcons|
|Jack Lambert||Linebacker||2||46||Pittsburgh Steelers|
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