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ASU Football Bowl History: The 1973 Fiesta Bowl Trifecta

Arizona State romped Pittsburgh to win its third consecutive Fiesta Bowl, 28-7. Danny White and Woody Green went out on top.

Woody Green was unstoppable
Woody Green was unstoppable

ASU football finished 1973 like it had the years before: a dominating record with only one blemish, a road loss to Utah. Seniors Danny White and Woody Green combined to lead an explosive offensive attack, with both ground and air covered by the Sun Devils' dynamic duo.

After yet another win over Arizona (this time, 55-19 in Tucson) the Devils were invited to play the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Fiesta Bowl for the third season in a row.

One thing that was different about ASU in 1973 was their incredible defense. Mike Haynes and company gave up only 171 points all season long - and the Fiesta Bowl would be no exception to that trend.

The first quarter showcased a tight game between the Tony Dorsett-led Panthers and the Sun Devils. After 15 minutes, the game was tied 7-7. Dorsett ran for 69 yards in the first half, pushing the Devils defensively.

The following three quarters were all Arizona State. The Devils rattled off 21 unanswered points to round out the final score at 28-7.

Woody Green scored three touchdowns on the ground, Danny Kush converted a field goal, and White hit Greg Hudson for another score, with the extra point attempt missing.

This was the end of the run for Danny White and Woody Green, but the Devils would continue to have bowl success in the 1970s under Frank Kush.