1983 Colorado Buffaloes football team

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1983 Colorado Buffaloes football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1983 record 4–7 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coach Bill McCartney
Offensive coordinator Ron Taylor
Offensive scheme Multiple
Defensive coordinator Lou Tepper
Base defense 3-4
MVP Victor Scott
Captain Victor Scott
Captain Steve Vogel
Home stadium Folsom Field
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Nebraska 7 0 0     12 1 0
Oklahoma 5 2 0     8 4 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     4 6 1
Colorado 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1983 college football season. Colorado renewed its rivalry with Colorado State after 25 years and posted a winning record after three games for the first time since 1978.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 at Michigan State* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 17–23   56,835
September 17 Colorado State* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (Rocky Mountain Showdown) KWGN W 31–3   49,783
September 24 Oregon State* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 38–14   33,504
October 1 Notre Dame* Folsom Field • Boulder, CO KWGN L 3–27   52,692
October 8 Missouri Folsom Field • Boulder, CO L 20–59   37,157
October 15 at Iowa State Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA L 10–22   49,311
October 22 at #1 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Colorado-Nebraska rivalry) L 19–69   76,286
October 29 Oklahoma State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO L 14–40   36,889
November 5 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS W 34–23   28,600
November 12 at Oklahoma Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK KWGN L 28–41   75,003
November 19 Kansas State Folsom Field • Boulder, CO W 38–21   27,649
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Awards[edit]

  • TE Dave Hestra
    • All-American Honorable Mention (AP)
    • All-Big Eight
  • CB Victor Scott
    • Playboy Preseason All-American
    • All-American Honorable Mention (AP)
    • All-Big Eight

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide.
  2. ^ 2011 Colorado football information guide.