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LSU 17, Colorado 6

Baton Rouge (71,239)

COL first opener loss since 1956


1st Quarter

No Scoring

2nd Quarter

No Scoring...COL did not advance past own 40 in first half

3rd Quarter

LSU: SE Ben Jones 30 yard pass from jr QB Mike Miley (Jackson kick)...Miley 20 yd pass to SB Norm Hodgins key play on drive

LSU: Rusty Jackson 25 yard field goal

COL: WB Larry Ferguson 37 yard run (kick failed), :13...reverse for score, fr TB Bill Waddy stopped on conversion, 9 pl/76 yds, P Dave Logan ran 20 yds on fourth down to keep drive alive

4th Quarter

LSU: LB Gary Champagne 25 yard interception return (Jackson kick)



Passing: COL 3/16/28/3, LSU 9/13/161/0

Rushing: COL 38/208, LSU 64/186


  • "Miley Guides LSU to Upset." Palm Beach Post. 16 Sept 1973.