1983 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1983 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 7–9 vs. Auburn
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 8
1983 record 9–3 (8–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Schembechler (15th season)
Defensive coordinator Gary Moeller (6th season)
MVP Steve Smith
Captain Stefan Humphries
Captain John Lott
Home stadium Michigan 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]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 1:00 p.m. Washington State* No. 6/5 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–17   103,256
September 17 4:30 p.m. at No. 16/16 Washington* No. 8/10 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 24–25   60,638
September 24 2:30 p.m. at Wisconsin No. 17/17 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–21   77,708
October 1 1:00 p.m. Indiana No. 14/14 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 43–18   104,126
October 8 1:00 p.m. at Michigan State No. 14/13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) W 42–0   78,033
October 15 1:00 p.m. Northwestern No. 13/11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 35–0   103,914
October 22 12:00 p.m. No. 12/12 Iowadagger No. 10/10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 16–13   104,559
October 29 12:30 p.m. at No. 9/9 Illinois No. 8/8 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (series) CBS L 6–16   76,127
November 5 1:00 p.m. Purdue No. 13/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 42–10   104,946
November 12 8:00 p.m. at Minnesota No. 9/8 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) W 58–10   40,945
November 19 1:00 p.m. No. 10/10 Ohio State No. 8/8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry) SV W 24–21   106,115
January 2, 1984 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 3/3 Auburn* No. 8/8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 7–9   77,893
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries[edit]

Indiana[edit]

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

[1]

Iowa[edit]

1 234Total
Iowa 0 3010 13
Michigan 3 373 16

[2]

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 307 10
Michigan 14 2170 42

[3]

Ohio State[edit]

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

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]