1983 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1983 Michigan State Spartans football
Conference Big Ten Conference
1983 record 4-6-1 (2-6-1 Big Ten)
Head coach George Perles
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/10 Illinois 9 0 0     10 2 0
#8/9 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
#14/14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
#9/8 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     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 0 9 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1983 Michigan State Spartans football team represented the Michigan State University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Spartans offense scored 162 points while the defense allowed 233 points.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Colorado* Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 23-17   56,835
September 17 at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) W 28-23   59,075
September 24 Illinois Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 10-20   75,867
October 1 at Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN T 29-29   69,203
October 8 Michigan Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 0-42   78,033
October 15 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) L 12-24   46,088
October 22 at Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH L 11-21   89,104
October 29 Minnesotadagger Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI W 34-10   76,481
November 5 at Northwestern Dyche FieldEvanston, IL W 9-3   27,463
November 12 Iowa Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 6-12   72,528
November 19 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 0-32   54,204
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan St 13 3 10 3 29
Purdue 3 13 0 13 29


Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Carl Banks Linebacker 1 3 New York Giants
Daryl Turner Wide Receiver 2 49 Seattle Seahawks
Scott Auer Tackle 9 229 Kansas City Chiefs

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