1983 Florida Gators football team

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1983 Florida Gators football
Gator Bowl, W 14–6 v. Iowa
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 6
AP No. 6
1983 record 9–2–1 (4–2 T-3rd SEC)
Head coach Charley Pell
Offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Auburn $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
#4 Georgia 5 1 0     10 1 1
#6 Florida 4 2 0     9 2 1
Tennessee 4 2 0     9 3 0
#15 Alabama 4 2 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 4 2 0     6 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     6 5 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     3 8 0
LSU 0 6 0     4 7 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season.. The season was Charley Pell's fifth as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Pell's Gators posted a 9–2–1 overall record and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 4–2, placing third among ten SEC teams.[1] Behind a stout defense and a rushing attack led by future pros Neal Anderson, John L. Williams, and Lorenzo Hampton the 1983 Gators were the first squad in program history to be ranked among the top ten teams in the final Associated Press (AP) poll. It was also the second time that the Gators were ranked in every weekly AP Poll throughout the season, (1975 being the first).

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–3–1983 Miami* No. 16 Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 28–3   73,907
9–10–1983 No. 9 Southern California* No. 18 Los Angeles ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 19–19   53,948
9–17–1983 Indiana State* No. 15 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 17–13   68,191
9–24–1983 Mississippi State No. 15 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 35–12   31,875
10–1–1983 No. 16 Louisiana State No. 12 Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 31–17   78,616
10–8–1983 Vanderbilt No. 9 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 29–10   73,764
10–22–1983 East Carolina* No. 6 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 24–17   73,943
10–29–1983 No. 4 Auburn No. 5 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL CBS L 21–28   75,700
11–5–1983 No. 4 Georgia No. 9 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL CBS L 9–10   82,166
11–12–1983 Kentucky No. 14 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 24–7   73,192
12–3–1983 Florida State* No. 12 Florida Field • Gainesville, FL CBS W 53–14   74,113
12–30–1983 No. 10 Iowa* No. 11 Gator Bowl Stadium • Jacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) ABC W 14–6   81,293
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.