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1983 Football Results

Gopher Football 1983 Season

  • Head Coach: Joe Salem (5th season)
  • Overall Record: 1 - 10
  • Conference Record: 0 - 9

1983 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/10/1983 @ Rice (1-10) W 21-17
09/17/1983 Nebraska (12-1) L 13-84
09/24/1983 Purdue (3-7-1) L 20-32
10/01/1983 @ Ohio State (9-3) L 18-69
10/08/1983 @ Indiana (3-8) L 31-38
10/15/1983 Homecoming
Wisconsin (7-4)
L 17-56
10/22/1983 @ Northwestern (2-9) L 8-19
10/29/1983 @ Michigan State (4-6-1) L 10-34
11/05/1983 Illinois (10-2) L 23-50
11/12/1983 Michigan (9-3) L 10-58
11/19/1983 @ Iowa (9-3) L 10-61

1983 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Illinois 9-0-0 10-2-0
Michigan 8-1-0 9-3-0
Iowa 7-2-0 9-3-0
Ohio State 6-3-0 9-3-0
Wisconsin 5-4-0 7-4-0
Purdue 3-5-1 3-7-1
Michigan State 2-6-1 4-6-1
Indiana 2-7-0 4-7-0
Northwestern 2-7-0 2-9-0
Minnesota 0-9-0 1-10-0

1983 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
68 Anderson, Bob OG Jr 6-1 239 New Brighton, MN
89 Anderson, Mel WR Fr 5-11 171 Homestead, PA
67 Annexstad, Scott OG Fr* 6-4 241 St. Peter, MN
37 Baylor, Valdez RB So 5-11 201 Harrisburg, PA
82 Blake, Joe TE Fr 6-4 191 Bloomington, MN
22 Blanchard, Paul P Sr 5-11 178 Minnetonka, MN
95 Burke, Anthony DT Fr 6-3 263 Minnetonka, MN
14 Carlson, Steve K Jr 6-2 194 Bloomington, MN
83 Carroll, Jay TE Sr 6-4 230 Winona, MN
19 Castile, Darryl WR Sr 5-7 157 Culver City, CA
25 Chism, Demetrius FB So 6-0 216 East St. Louis, IL
39 Christopherson, Joe LB So 6-1 221 Austin, MN
92 Darden, Mark DE Jr 6-4 223 Delano, CA
98 DeSimone, Mark DT So 6-3 241 Mahtomedi, MN
59 Dusbabek, Mark LB Fr 6-4 235 Faribault, MN
45 Dutrieuille, Duane CB Fr 5-9 176 Homestead, PA
51 Faulk, Darryl LB Fr* 6-1 205 Pittsburgh, PA
41 Fors, Erik LB Fr 6-0 202 Rosemount, MN
21 Gallery, James K Sr 6-1 191 Morton, MN
94 Gibbons, Steve LB So 6-0 215 Youngstown, OH
3 Gilbert, Andre LB Jr 6-1 206 Chicago, IL
8 Glenn, Kerry CB Jr 5-9 172 East St. Louis, IL
91 Graffunder, Craig DT So 6-4 250 Fridley, MN
12 Hare, Andy WR Jr 6-1 195 Appleton, WI
42 Harris, Andre CB Jr 5-11 187 Chicago, IL
29 Hartwig, Fred WR Sr 5-10 164 St. Paul, MN
55 Hitchcock, Ray OC Fr 6-2 274 St. Paul, MN
62 Hobbins, Jim OT So 6-7 271 Green Bay, WI
88 Holmes, Bruce LB Fr* 6-3 235 Detroit, MI
16 Hook, Hampton QB Fr* 5-11 166 St. Paul, MN
49 Howard, Lungen CB So 6-0 183 Detroit, MI
15 Howe, Brad QB Fr 6-3 194 Santa Barbara, CA
48 Hritzko, Paul P So 5-9 200 New Brighton, MN
33 Hunter, Tony RB Jr 5-9 195 Memphis, TN
5 Jackson, Troy SS Fr 6-1 207 Pittsburgh, PA
4 Johnson, Clark WR So 5-10 173 Roseville, MN
20 Joyner, Larry LB Fr 6-0 194 Memphis, TN
99 Keeble, Jerry LB Jr 6-2 218 St. Louis, MO
74 Keim, Alan OT Fr 6-7 300 Millstadt, IL
10 Kelly, Adam P So 5-10 195 Excelsior, MN
56 Kelly, John OC Jr 6-4 243 Roseville, MN
27 Korby, Tim FS Fr* 5-10 175 West St. Paul, MN
18 Kyle, Jeff FS Fr 6-1 198 Middlesboro, KY
73 Lilleberg, Jon OG So 6-5 270 Atwater, MN
61 Martin, Douglas OG Fr 6-4 237 Williams Bay, WI
97 McClosky, Doug LB Fr 6-1 215 Anoka, MN
85 McCoy, Greg FS Fr* 5-11 176 Chicago, IL
64 Moritko, Jeff OT Jr 6-3 261 Minneapolis, MN
46 Mueller, Doug DT Fr 6-3 233 St. Louis, MO
30 Mulligan, Greg LB Fr 6-4 214 Richfield, MN
9 Murphy, Greg QB Jr 6-3 200 Salto, CA
32 Najarian, Peter LB So 6-2 222 Minneapolis, MN
34 Nelson, Malcolm FS Fr 5-9 180 Maywood, IL
77 Paulson, Craig DE Jr 6-4 247 Stevens Point, WI
28 Pegues, Gary CB Fr 6-0 172 Brooklyn Park, MN
50 Pelphrey, Randy OC So 6-4 251 Minford, OH
70 Piel, Mike DE Fr* 6-3 240 Harris, MN
81 Pinkston, Bob TE Jr 6-1 208 Simi, CA
75 Praus, Mike OT Fr* 6-4 236 Wayzata, MN
66 Pryor, Mike OT So 6-4 260 Memphis, TN
44 Puk, David FB So 6-4 216 Cedar Rapids, IA
52 Puk, Steve OG So 6-3 250 Cedar Rapids, IA
53 Rasmussen, Randy OC Sr 6-2 262 New Brighton, MN
65 Rechtin, Dan OT Fr 6-6 270 St. Louis, MO
13 Reed, Rich DE So 6-2 218 Toledo, OH
24 Reid, Alan RB Sr 5-8 181 El Paso, TX
11 Roller, Willie DE Jr 6-2 212 Minneapolis, MN
6 Sadek, Brett QB Fr 6-2 191 Apple Valley, MN
2 Sloan, Elvin CB So 6-1 195 Detroit, MI
35 Small, Donovan FS Fr 5-11 190 Wheeling, IL
86 Starks, Kevin TE So 6-4 225 Robbins, IL
38 Sudler, Bob FB Jr 6-0 201 Miami, FL
7 Sutton, Phil CB Sr 6-0 191 Inglewood, CA
47 Taylor, Kevin FS Sr 6-1 186 Detroit, MI
69 Tessier, Scott SS So 6-2 208 White Bear Lake, MN
96 Thompson, Steve DT Fr 6-2 272 Aurora, IL
84 Weipert, Joe TE Sr 6-3 218 Cloquet, MN
61 Weiss, Bret DE So 6-1 188 Forest Lake, MN
23 White, Craig SS Sr 5-11 206 Miami, FL
31 Wilson, Kevin FB Fr 5-11 205 Aurora, IL
76 Wilson, Norries OT Fr 6-6 289 Markham, IL
60 Winkleman, Joe OT So 6-6 267 Richfield, MN
93 Zubar, Ivan DT So 6-3 244 Richfield, MN

1983 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
2 Nebraska 12-1-0
3 Auburn 11-1-0
4 Georgia 10-1-1
5 Texas 11-1-0
6 Florida 9-2-1
7 Brigham Young 11-1-0
8 Michigan 9-3-0
9 Ohio State 9-3-0
10 Illinois 10-2-0
11 Clemson 9-1-1
12 Southern Methodist 10-2-0
13 Air Force 10-2-0
14 Iowa 9-3-0
15 Alabama 8-4-0
16 West Virginia 9-3-0
17 UCLA 7-4-1
18 Pittsburgh 8-3-1
19 Boston College 9-3-0
20 East Carolina 8-3-0

1983 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
2 Nebraska 12-1-0
3 Auburn 11-1-0
4 Georgia 10-1-1
5 Texas 11-1-0
6 Florida 9-2-1
7 Brigham Young 11-1-0
8 Ohio State 9-3-0
9 Michigan 9-3-0
10 Illinois 10-2-0
11 Southern Methodist 10-2-0
12 Alabama 8-4-0
13 UCLA 7-4-1
14 Iowa 9-3-0
15 Air Force 10-2-0
16 West Virginia 9-3-0
17 Penn State 8-4-1
18 Oklahoma State 8-4-0
19 Pittsburgh 8-3-1
20 Boston College 9-3-0

1983 Final USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Miami (FL) 11-1-0
2 Auburn 11-1-0
3 Nebraska 12-1-0
4 Georgia 10-1-0
5 Texas 11-1-0
6 Brigham Young 11-1-0
7 Michigan 9-3-0
8 Ohio State 9-3-0
9 Florida 9-2-1
10 Clemson 9-1-1
11 Illinois 10-2-0
12 Southern Methodist 10-2-0
13 Alabama 8-4-0
14 Air Force 10-2-0
15 West Virginia 9-3-0
16 Iowa 9-3-0
17 Tennessee 9-3-0
18 UCLA 7-4-1
19 Pittsburgh 8-3-1
20 Penn State 8-4-1
21 Oklahoma 8-4-0
22 Boston College 9-3-0
23 Oklahoma State 8-4-0
24 Maryland 8-4-0
25 East Carolina 8-3-0

1983 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/02/1984
UCLA 45, Illinois 9
Sugar Bowl - 01/02/1984
Auburn 9, Michigan 7
Gator Bowl - 12/30/1983
Florida 14, Iowa 6
Fiesta Bowl - 01/02/1984
Ohio State 28, Pittsburgh 23

1983 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/02/1984
Miami (FL) 31, Nebraska 30
Cotton Bowl - 01/02/1984
Georgia 10, Texas 9
Sun Bowl - 12/24/1983
Alabama 28, Southern Methodist 7
Florida Citrus Bowl - 12/17/1983
Tennessee 30, Maryland 23
Liberty Bowl - 12/29/1983
Notre Dame 19, Boston College 18
Peach Bowl - 12/30/1983
Florida State 28, North Carolina 3
Independence Bowl - 12/10/1983
Air Force 9, Mississippi 3
Holiday Bowl - 12/23/1983
Brigham Young 21, Missouri 17
Aloha Bowl - 12/26/1983
Penn State 13, Washington 10
Hall of Fame Classic - 12/22/1983
West Virginia 20, Kentucky 16
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1983
Oklahoma State 24, Baylor 14
California Bowl - 12/17/1983
Northern Illinois 20, Cal State Fullerton 13