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Mississippi State 21, NE Louisiana 21 (tie)

Starkville (25,000)

MSU heavy favorite


1st Quarter

NELA: Dyer 7 yard run (Gossein kick)

MSU: Buckley 6 yard pass from Rocky Felker (Vic Nickels kick)

MSU: Buckley 13 yard pass from Felker (Nickels kick)

2nd Quarter

NELA: Mitchell 15 yard run (Gossein kick)

3rd Quarter

No Scoring

4th Quarter

NELA: FB Matthew Williams 6 yard run (Gossein kick), 9:25...MSU's Melvin Barkum fumbled punt and ULM recovered at MSU 40

MSU: TE Bob Bozeman 8 yard pass from Felker (Nickels kick)...late in qt, lined up for FG but snap was low and holder Felker passed to Danny Malone for first down at ULM 10, two plays later MSU scored



Passing: NELA 2/8/29/1, MSU 18/28/202/1

Rushing: NELA 42/217, MSU 43/167


  • "Late Score Gives Bulldogs Tie, 21-21." Palm Beach Post. 16 Sept 1973.