1972 College Football Season

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Regular season

As originally compiled by Jeff79:


Sat 9/9, Tennessee @ Georgia Tech, ABC, 5 pm, Keith Jackson, Bud Wilkinson, Bud Palmer

Jackson did pbp on the 9/9 game as Schenkel was still in Munich for the Olympics. (Jackson had also been in Munich but returned early.)

Sat 9/16, Arizona St @ Houston, ABC, 3:30 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Sat 9/23, Nebraska @ Army, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming
Sat 9/23, Stanford @ Duke, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup
Sat 9/23, Georgia @ Tulane, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Lynn Sanner, Forrest Evashevski
Sat 9/23, Bowling Green @ Miami-Ohio, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Bob Murphy, Tim Brown

Sat 9/30, Illinois @ Washington, ABC, 3:30 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Sat 10/7, Notre Dame @ Michigan St, ABC, 1:30 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

* Sat 10/14, Citadel @ East Carolina, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), ??, ??
Sat 10/14, Oklahoma vs Texas (at Dallas), ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming
Sat 10/14, Arizona @ New Mexico, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup

Sat 10/21, Oklahoma @ Colorado, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup
* Sat 10/21, North Carolina @ Wake Forest, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), ??, ??
Sat 10/21, Rice @ SMU, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), Bill Flemming, Joe Kapp
* Sat 10/21, Idaho @ Idaho St, ABC, 3:30 pm (regional), ??, ??
Sat 10/21, Arkansas @ Texas, ABC, 9 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Newspaper evidence suggests that Flemming called pbp on 10/21 at SMU and worked sidelines at Texas that night.

Sat 10/28, Penn St @ West Virginia, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson
* Sat 10/28, Indiana @ Northwestern, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Bill Flemming, ??
Sat 10/28, Florida St @ Auburn, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Lynn Sanner, Joe Kapp
* Sat 10/28, Dartmouth @ Harvard, ABC, 1:30 pm (regional), Bob Murphy, ??
Sat 10/28, Air Force @ Arizona St, ABC, 4 pm (west coast), Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup

Sat 11/4, Nebraska @ Colorado, ABC, 2 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Sat 11/11, Ohio St @ Michigan St, ABC, 12:30 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup
Sat 11/11, TCU @ Texas Tech, ABC, 12:30 pm (regional), Lynn Sanner, Forrest Evashevski
Sat 11/11, Fisk @ Fort Valley St, ABC, 12:30 pm (regional), Bob Murphy, Clarence Peaks
Sat 11/11, LSU vs Alabama (at Birmingham), ABC, 4 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Sat 11/18, Purdue @ Michigan, ABC, 1 pm (regional), Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup
* Sat 11/18, Georgia @ Auburn, ABC, 1 pm (regional), ??, ??
* Sat 11/18, Duke @ North Carolina, ABC, 1 pm (regional), ??, ??
* Sat 11/18, Iowa St @ Missouri, ABC, 1 pm (regional), ??, ??
Sat 11/18, Washington vs Washington St (at Spokane), ABC, 3 pm (west coast), Lynn Sanner, Clarence Peaks
Sat 11/18, USC @ UCLA, ABC, 8 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Thu 11/23, Oklahoma @ Nebraska, ABC, 2 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming
Thu 11/23, Texas A&M @ Texas, ABC, 9 pm, Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup

Sat 11/25, Michigan @ Ohio St, ABC, 1 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Sat 12/2, Army vs Navy (at Philadelphia), ABC, 12:30 pm, Keith Jackson, Lee Grosscup
Sat 12/2, Notre Dame @ USC, ABC, 4 pm, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson, Bill Flemming

Sat 12/9, Massachusetts vs Cal-Davis (at Atlantic City - Boardwalk Bowl), ABC, 2 pm (regional), Bill Flemming, Forrest Evashevski
Sat 12/9, Louisiana Tech vs Tennessee Tech (at Baton Rouge - Grantland Rice Bowl), ABC, 2 pm (regional), Lynn Sanner, Tim Brown
Sat 12/9, Tennessee St vs Drake (at Wichita Falls, TX - Pioneer Bowl), ABC, 2 pm (regional), Dave Diles, Joe Kapp
Sat 12/9, North Dakota vs Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo (at Sacramento - Camellia Bowl), ABC, 4:30 pm (regional), Bob Murphy, Lee Grosscup

Bowl games

December 18

Liberty Bowl, Georgia Tech vs Iowa State , 7pm, ABC, Chris Schenkel, Bud Wilkinson


December 23

Fiesta Bowl, Arizona State vs Missouri , 8pm, Mizlou syndication, Lindsey Nelson, Ed Doucette     Long Beach Press-Telegram, 12/17/72


December 29

Peach Bowl, N.C. State vs West Virginia , 8pm, Mizlou syndication, Jack Drees, Ed Doucette     Long Beach Press-Telegram, 12/24/72


December 30

Sun Bowl, North Carolina vs Texas Tech , 2pm, CBS, Lindsay Nelson,  Irv Cross

Gator Bowl, Auburn vs Colorado , 4pm, ABC, Keith Jackson,  Lee Grosscup

Bluebonnet Bowl, Tennessee vs LSU , 7:30pm, SNI syndication, Ray Scott, Johnny Sauer


December 31

Sugar Bowl, Oklahoma vs Penn State, 9pm, ABC, Chris Schenkel, Bill Flemming, Bud Wilkinson   Louisville Courier-Journal, 12/31/72


January 1

Cotton Bowl, Texas vs Alabama , 2pm,  CBS,  Lindsey Nelson,  Tom Brookshier

Rose Bowl, USC vs Ohio State, 5pm, NBC, Curt Gowdy, Al DeRogatis

Orange Bowl, Nebraska vs Notre Dame, 8pm,  NBC,  Jim Simpson, Kyle Rote