1983 BYU Cougars football team

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1983 BYU Cougars football
Holiday Bowl Champions
WAC Champions
Holiday Bowl vs. Missouri, W 21–17
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches #7
AP #7
1983 record 11–1 (7–0 WAC)
Head coach LaVell Edwards
Home stadium Cougar Stadium
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 BYU 7 0 0     11 1 0
#13 Air Force 5 2 0     10 2 0
Wyoming 5 3 0     7 5 0
New Mexico 4 3 0     6 6 0
Hawaii 3 3 1     5 5 1
Utah 4 4 0     5 6 0
Colorado State 4 4 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 1 6 1     2 9 1
UTEP 0 8 0     2 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 BYU Cougars football team represented the Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The team was led by head coach LaVell Edwards, in his twelfth year, and played their home games at Cougar Stadium in Provo, Utah. They finished the season with a record of eleven wins and one loss (11–1, 7–0 WAC), and with a victory over Missouri in the Holiday Bowl. The Cougars offense scored 505 points while the defense allowed 247 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 10 at Baylor* Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 36–40   32,500
September 17 Bowling Green* Cougar StadiumProvo, UT W 63–28   64,659
September 24 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 46–28   34,255
October 1 at UCLA* Rose BowlPasadena, CA W 37–35   50,044
October 8 at Wyoming #20 War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 41–10   31,084
October 15 New Mexico #20 Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 66–21   64,740
October 22 at San Diego State #18 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA W 47–12   20,515
October 29 Utah State* #15 Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT (Beehive Boot) W 38–34   64,593
November 5 at UTEP #12 Sun BowlEl Paso, TX W 31–9   15,487
November 12 Colorado State #8 Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT W 24–6   64,651
November 19 Utah #9 Cougar Stadium • Provo, UT (Holy War) W 55–7   65,215
December 23 vs. Missouri #9 Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) W 21–17   51,480
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.
  • Reference:[1]

Game notes[edit]

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 0 7 0 0 7
BYU 14 21 20 0 55
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Cougar Stadium, Provo, Utah


Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Todd Shell Linebacker 1 24 San Francisco 49ers
Kirk Pendleton Wide Receiver 11 304 Atlanta Falcons
  • Reference:[2]

The following were selected in the 1984 NFL Supplemental Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Steve Young Quarterback 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gordon Hudson Tight End 1 22 Seattle Seahawks
  • Reference:[2]

Awards and honors[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Brigham Young University – 1983". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "1984 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: Davey O'Brien Award" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 21. Retrieved October 14, 2012.