1983 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1983 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
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Liberty Bowl champions
Conference Independent
1983 record 7–5
Head coach Gerry Faust (3rd year)
Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson
Captain Blair Kiel
Captain Stacey Toran
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Miami           11 1 0
Virginia Tech           9 2 0
#19 Boston College           9 3 0
#16 West Virginia           9 3 0
#20 East Carolina           8 3 0
#18 Pittsburgh           8 3 1
Penn State           8 4 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Memphis           6 4 1
Florida State           8 4 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
William & Mary           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Cincinnati           4 6 1
Southwestern Louisiana           4 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Rutgers           3 8 0
Army           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Gerry Faust and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Notre Dame made it to the Liberty Bowl where they faced Boston College and their prized quarterback Doug Flutie. Boston College scored first on a 13-yard touchdown pass but missed the extra point. Notre Dame came back as Allen Pinkett and Chris Smith each rushed for 100-plus yards, while Pinkett scored two touchdowns as Notre Dame beat Boston College, 19–18, to win their first bowl game since the 1979 Cotton Bowl.

Rivalries[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 2:30 p.m. at Purdue* No. 5 Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 52–6   69,782
September 17 2:30 p.m. Michigan State* No. 4 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Megaphone Trophy) L 23–28   59,075
September 24 9:00 p.m. at Miami* No. 13 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL CBS L 0–20   52,480
October 1 3:30 p.m. at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 27–6   52,692
October 8 7:00 p.m. at South Carolina* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC W 30–6   74,500
October 15 1:00 p.m. at Army* Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Rivalry) W 42–0   75,131
October 22 2:30 p.m. USC* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Jeweled Shillelagh) W 27–6   59,075
October 29 12:00 p.m. Navy* No. 19 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Rivalry) W 28–12   59,075
November 5 3:45 p.m. Pittsburgh* No. 18 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN CBS L 16–21   59,075
November 12 1:00 p.m. at Penn State* Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA L 30–34   85,899
November 19 12:35 p.m. Air Force* Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ABC L 22–23   59,075
December 29 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 13 Boston College* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) Katz W 19–18   47,071
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Game summaries[edit]

Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• Notre Dame 17 14 14 7 52
Purdue 0 0 0 6 6

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Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 10 7 7 3 27
Colorado 3 0 0 0 3

USC[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
USC 0 0 6 0 6
Notre Dame 7 10 10 0 27

The game came to be known as the "Green Jerseys II" game. Notre Dame snapped a five-game losing streak to USC as Allen Pinkett rushed 21 times for 122 yards, his fourth straight 100-yard game and the first Irish player to do so since Jim Stone in 1980. "We felt could have beat USC in blue. We felt we could have beat them in T-shirts," said Pinkett. The game took place six years to the day from the original "Green Jersey" game in 1977 but head coach Gerry Faust had already made the decision to wear the jerseys over the summer.

Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=143&season=1983
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Sept 11. Retrieved 2015-Sep-20.
  4. ^ http://und.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/archive/nd-m-footbl-archive.html/