1983 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1983 Oklahoma Sooners football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1983 record 8–4 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coach Barry Switzer (11th year)
Offensive coordinator Galen Hall (11th year)
Offensive scheme Wishbone
Defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs (3rd year)
Captain Danny Bradley
Captain Rick Bryan
Captain Scott Case
Captain Paul Parker
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,008)
Seasons
« 1982 1984 »
1983 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     12 1 0
Oklahoma 5 2 0     8 4 0
Missouri 5 2 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0     4 6 1
Colorado 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were led by head coach Barry Switzer.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 Stanford* #2 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 27–14   62,778
September 17 #6 Ohio State* #2 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 14–24   76,520
September 24 Tulsa #8 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–18   75,500
October 1 at Kansas State #9 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS Raycom W 29–10   35,800
October 8 vs. #2 Texas* #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 16–28   75,587
October 15 at Oklahoma State #15 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) W 21–20   50,440
October 22 Iowa State #16 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 49–11   75,008
October 29 Kansas #14 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 45–14   75,008
November 5 at Missouri #11 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) ABC L 0–10   57,133
November 12 Colorado Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 41–28   75,008
November 26 #1 Nebraska Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Rivlary) CBS L 21–28   75,008
December 3 at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 21–17   45,143
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State Cyclones at #16 Oklahoma Sooners
1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 3 0 0 8 11
#16 Oklahoma 14 21 7 7 49
  • Date: Saturday, October 22
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma
  • Game attendance: 75,008

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Seasons: 1980s
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Oct 23.