1983 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1983 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 7–9 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 8
1983 record9–3 (8–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (15th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Moeller (6th season)
MVPSteve Smith
CaptainStefan Humphries
CaptainJohn Lott
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 101,701)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Illinois $ 9 0 0     10 2 0
No. 8 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
No. 14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
No. 9 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

The 1983 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 101:00 p.m.Washington State*No. 6/5W 20–17103,256
September 174:30 p.m.at No. 16/16 Washington*No. 8/10L 24–2560,638
September 242:30 p.m.at WisconsinNo. 17/17W 38–2177,708
October 11:00 p.m.IndianaNo. 14/14
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 43–18104,126
October 81:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 14/13W 42–078,033
October 151:00 p.m.NorthwesternNo. 13/11
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 35–0103,914
October 2212:00 p.m.No. 12/12 IowadaggerNo. 10/10
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
ABCW 16–13104,559
October 2912:30 p.m.at No. 9/9 IllinoisNo. 8/8CBSL 6–1676,127
November 51:00 p.m.PurdueNo. 13/16
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI
W 42–10104,946
November 128:00 p.m.at MinnesotaNo. 9/8W 58–1040,945
November 191:00 p.m.No. 10/10 Ohio StateNo. 8/8
  • Michigan Stadium
  • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry)
SVW 24–21106,115
January 2, 19848:00 p.m.vs. No. 3/3 Auburn*No. 8/8ABCL 7–977,893

Game summaries[edit]

Washington State[edit]

Washington[edit]

Wisconsin[edit]

Indiana[edit]

1 234Total
Indiana 0 1170 18
Michigan 14 7913 43
  • Date: October 1
  • Location: Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, Michigan

[1]

Michigan State[edit]

Northwestern[edit]

Iowa[edit]

1 234Total
Iowa 0 3010 13
Michigan 3 373 16

[2]

Illinois[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 307 10
Michigan 14 2170 42

[3]

Minnesota[edit]

Ohio State[edit]

1 234Total
Ohio St 0 777 21
Michigan 10 0014 24
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Sugar Bowl[edit]

Players[edit]

Offense[edit]

Defense[edit]

Kickers[edit]

Awards[edit]

Professional football[edit]

Fifteen members of the 1983 football team went on to play professional football.

  • Don Bracken (Green Bay Packers 1985-90, Los Angeles Rams 1992-93)
  • Kevin Brooks (Dallas Cowboys 1985-88, Detroit Lions 1989-90)
  • Milt Carthens (Indianapolis Colts 1987)
  • Evan Cooper (Philadelphia Eagles 1984-87, Atlanta Falcons, 1988-89)
  • Jerry Diorio (Detroit Lions 1987)
  • Jumbo Elliott (New York Giants 1988–95, New York Jets 1996-2000, 2002)
  • Mike Hammerstein (Cincinnati Bengals 1986-90)
  • Jim Harbaugh (Chicago Bears 1987–1993, Indianapolis Colts 1994–1997, Baltimore Ravens 1998, San Diego Chargers 1999–2000, Carolina Panthers 2001)
  • Stefan Humphries (Chicago Bears 1984-86, Denver Broncos 1987-88)
  • Rosby Jackson (Oakland Raiders 1986, Detroit Lions 1986)
  • Eric Kattus (Cincinnati Bengals 1986-91, New York Jets 1992)
  • Bob Perryman (New England Patriots 1987-90, Denver Broncos 1991-92)
  • Garland Rivers (Chicago Bears 1987, Albany Firebirds 1990-91, Arizona Rattlers 1992–93)
  • Carlton Rose (Washington Redskins 1987)
  • Gerald White (Dallas Cowboys 1987)

Coaching staff[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Oct 2.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Oct 23.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Nov 6.

External links[edit]