1983 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1983 Oregon State Beavers football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1983 record 2–8–1 (1–6–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Joe Avezzano (4th year)
Offensive coordinator John Gough (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Ray Braun (2nd year)
Home stadium Parker Stadium
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 UCLA 6 1 1     7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0     7 4 0
USC 4 3 0     4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1     7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1     4 6 1
California 3 4 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1     2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1983 NCAA college football season. The Beavers ended the season with two wins, eight losses, and a tie. 1983 was Oregon State's 13th consecutive losing season. The Beavers scored 171 points and allowed 332 points. The team was led by head coach Joe Avezzano. The season is most memorable for the 0–0 tie with Oregon in the Civil War, the last scoreless game in Division 1 college football history. The game is known colloquially as the "Toilet Bowl."

Schedule[edit]

The Beavers finished the season with an 2–8–1 record, 1–6–1 in the Pacific-10. Ranks are based on the time the game was played.

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3, 1983 at #14 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 50–6   40,570
September 10, 1983 at Portland State* Civic StadiumPortland, OR W 51–14   26,102
September 17, 1983 #14 USC Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 33–10   28,000
September 24, 1983 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO L 38–14   33,504
October 1, 1983 UNLV* Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR L 35–21   26,500
October 8, 1983 at #16 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 34–7   58,693
October 15, 1983 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA CBS L 45–19   35,147
October 29, 1983 Stanforddagger Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 31–18   22,000
November 5, 1983 #20 Washington State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR ABC L 27–9   18,000
November 12, 1983 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ L 38–3   65,058
November 19, 1983 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR (Civil War - The Toilet Bowl) T 0–0   33,176
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP / Coaches Polls released prior to game.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon State University - 1983". College Football Reference.