1983 USC Trojans football team

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1983 USC Trojans football
Interlocking USC Logo.svg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1983 record 4–6–1 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Ted Tollner (1st year)
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 UCLA $ 6 1 1     7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0     7 4 0
USC 4 3 0     4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1     7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1     4 6 1
California 3 4 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1     2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Ted Tollner, the Trojans compiled a 4–6–1 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 238 to 210.[1]

Quarterback Sean Salisbury led the team in passing, completing 142 of 248 passes for 1,882 yards with ten touchdowns and nine interceptions. Michael Harper led the team in rushing with 151 carries for 685 yards and six touchdowns. Timmie Ware led the team in receiving yards with 23 catches for 481 yards and five touchdownss.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 1:30 PM No. 18 Florida* No. 9 Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA T 19–19   53,948
September 17 6:00 PM at Oregon State No. 14 Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 33–10   28,000
September 24 1:30 PM Kansas* No. 10 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 20–26   49,255
October 1 4:00 PM at South Carolina* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC L 14–38   74,200
October 8 1:30 PM Washington State Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 38–17   43,106
October 15 1:30 PM No. 18 Arizona Statedagger Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 14–34   58,664
October 22 11:30 AM at Notre Dame* Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) L 6–27   59,075
October 29 1:00 PM at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 19–9   65,867
November 5 1:30 PM Stanford Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 30–7   50,867
November 12 1:00 PM at Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 0–24   60,690
November 19 1:30 PM UCLA Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) L 17–27   83,763
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time.

Game summaries[edit]

California[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• USC 0 6 10 3 19
California 0 0 3 6 9

USC sacked Pac-10 total offense leader Gale Gilbert eight times. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southern California Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1983 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 21, 2015. 
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1983 Oct 30. Retrieved 2016-Nov-24.