1983 Washington State Cougars football team

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1983 Washington State Cougars football
Washington State COUGARS logo.gif
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1983 record 7–4 (5–3 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Walden
Home stadium Martin Stadium,
Joe Albi Stadium (Spokane, WA)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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 Washington State Cougars football team represented Washington State University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10). The team was led by head coach Jim Walden, in his sixth year, and played their home games at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane and at Martin Stadium in Pullman, Washington. They finished the season with a record of seven wins and four losses (7–4, 5–3 Pac-10).[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Ricky Turner with 1,351 passing yards, Kerry Porter with 1,000 rushing yards, and John Marshall with 328 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 3 Montana State* Joe Albi StadiumSpokane, WA W 27–7   21,750
September 10 at No. 6 Michigan* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI L 17–20   103,256
September 17 No. 7 Arizona Martin StadiumPullman, WA L 6–45   25,000
September 24 UNLV* Joe Albi Stadium • Spokane, WA W 41–28   16,500
October 8 at USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 17–38   43,106
October 15 UCLA Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA L 14–24   30,000
October 22 at No. 13 Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 31–21   67,516
October 29 Oregon Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 24–7   29,500
November 5 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 27–9   32,500
November 12 California Martin Stadium • Pullman, WA W 16–6   15,000
November 19 at No. 15 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA (Apple Cup) W 17–6   59,220
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Jim Walden
  • Assistants: Jim Burrow, Dave Elliott, Jon Fabris, Gary Gagnon, Lindsay Hughes, Steve Morton, Mel Sanders, Del Wight, Ken Woody

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Game summaries[edit]

Oregon[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon 0 0 7 0 7
Washington State 7 0 17 0 24

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 Media Guide" (PDF). WSUCougars.com. Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 77. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "1983 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2012 Washington State football record book.
  5. ^ 2012 Washington State football record book.
  6. ^ "Turner's runs turn it WSU's way, 24-7." Eugene Register-Guard. 1983 Oct 30.