1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season

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1983 NCAA Division I-AA season
Duration August – November 1983
Playoff
Duration November 27–December 17, 1983
Championship site Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC
Champion Southern Illinois Salukis
Division I-AA football season

The 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season, part of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association at the Division I Football Championship Subdivision level, began in August 1983, and concluded with the National Championship Game of the NCAA Division I Football Championship on December 17, 1983, at Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, SC. The Southern Illinois Salukis won their first I-AA championship, defeating the Western Carolina Catamounts by a final score of 43−7.[1]

Conference standings[edit]

1983 Big Sky football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Nevada 6 1 0     9 5 0
#12 Idaho State 5 2 0     8 4 0
Idaho 4 3 0     8 3 0
Boise State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Weber State 3 4 0     6 5 0
Montana 3 4 0     4 6 0
Northern Arizona 2 5 0     4 7 0
Montana State 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
  • Nevada earned automatic berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship. Idaho State earned at-large berth in NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship.
    Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA poll (released before championship playoffs)
1983 Mid-Continent football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Eastern Illinois 3 0 0     9 3 0
Southwest Missouri State 2 1 0     6 5 0
Northern Iowa 1 2 0     6 5 0
Western Illinois 0 3 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
1983 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman ^ 6 0 1     10 2 1
Western Carolina ^ 5 0 1     11 3 1
Chattanooga 5 2 0     7 4 0
Appalachian State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Marshall 3 4 0     4 7 0
VMI 1 5 0     2 9 0
The Citadel 1 6 0     3 8 0
East Tennessee State 1 6 0     3 8 0
Davidson 0 5 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
1983 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 Boston University §^ 4 1 0     9 4 0
Connecticut § 4 1 0     5 6 0
#20 New Hampshire 3 2 0     7 3 0
Rhode Island 2 3 0     6 4 0
UMass 2 3 0     3 8 0
Maine 0 5 0     4 6 0
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA I-AA Poll

Conference champions[edit]

Conference champions

Big Sky Conference – Nevada
Ivy LeagueHarvard and Penn
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference – South Carolina State
Ohio Valley Conference – Eastern Kentucky
Southern ConferenceFurman
Southland ConferenceNortheast Louisiana and North Texas State
Southwestern Athletic Conference – Grambling State
Yankee Conference – Boston University and Connecticut

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Division I-AA Playoff bracket[edit]

First Round
November 26
Campus Sites
Quarterfinals
December 3
Campus Sites
Semifinals
December 10
Campus Sites
National Championship Game
December 17
                           
    Carbondale, IL        
Terre Haute, IN
  Southern Illinois   23
  Indiana State   16** Carbondale, IL
    Indiana State   7  
  Eastern Illinois   13     Southern Illinois   23
  Reno, NV
Pocatello, ID     Nevada   7  
  North Texas State   17
  Idaho State   20 Charleston, SCHagood Stadium
    Nevada   20*  
  Nevada   27     Southern Illinois   43
  Worcester, MA
Cullowhee, NC     Western Carolina   7
  Holy Cross   21
  Western Carolina   24 Greenville, SC
    Western Carolina   28  
  Colgate   23     Western Carolina   14
  Greenville, SC
Richmond, KY     Furman   7  
  Furman   35
  Eastern Kentucky   20
    Boston U.   16  
  Boston U.   24  

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 NCAA Division I Football Championship". NCAA. NCAA.org. p. 14. Retrieved December 26, 2013.