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1983 Michigan Wolverines football team

1983 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 7–9 vs. Auburn
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 9
APNo. 8
1983 record9–3 (8–1 Big Ten)
Head coachBo Schembechler (15th season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Moeller (6th season)
MVPSteve Smith
CaptainStefan Humphries
CaptainJohn Lott
Home stadiumMichigan Stadium
(Capacity: 101,701)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 10 Illinois $ 9 0 0     10 2 0
No. 8 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
No. 14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
No. 9 Ohio State 6 3 0     9 3 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 4 0
Purdue 3 5 1     3 7 1
Michigan State 2 6 1     4 6 1
Indiana 2 7 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 0 9 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10 1:00 p.m. Washington State* No. 6/5 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–17   103,256
September 17 4:30 p.m. at No. 16/16 Washington* No. 8/10 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 24–25   60,638
September 24 2:30 p.m. at Wisconsin No. 17/17 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–21   77,708
October 1 1:00 p.m. Indiana No. 14/14 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 43–18   104,126
October 8 1:00 p.m. at Michigan State No. 14/13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) W 42–0   78,033
October 15 1:00 p.m. Northwestern No. 13/11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 35–0   103,914
October 22 12:00 p.m. No. 12/12 Iowadagger No. 10/10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 16–13   104,559
October 29 12:30 p.m. at No. 9/9 Illinois No. 8/8 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (series) CBS L 6–16   76,127
November 5 1:00 p.m. Purdue No. 13/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 42–10   104,946
November 12 8:00 p.m. at Minnesota No. 9/8 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN (Little Brown Jug) W 58–10   40,945
November 19 1:00 p.m. No. 10/10 Ohio State No. 8/8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (rivalry) SV W 24–21   106,115
January 2, 1984 8:00 p.m. vs. No. 3/3 Auburn* No. 8/8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 7–9   77,893
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game summaries

Indiana

1 234Total
Indiana 0 1170 18
Michigan 14 7913 43
  • Date: October 1
  • Location: Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, Michigan

[1]

Iowa

1 234Total
Iowa 0 3010 13
Michigan 3 373 16

[2]

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 0 307 10
Michigan 14 2170 42

[3]

Ohio State

1 234Total
Ohio St 0 777 21
Michigan 10 0014 24
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Players

Offense

Defense

Kickers

Awards

Professional football

Fifteen members of the 1983 football team went on to play professional football.

  • Don Bracken (Green Bay Packers 1985-90, Los Angeles Rams 1992-93)
  • Kevin Brooks (Dallas Cowboys 1985-88, Detroit Lions 1989-90)
  • Milt Carthens (Indianapolis Colts 1987)
  • Evan Cooper (Philadelphia Eagles 1984-87, Atlanta Falcons, 1988-89)
  • Jerry Diorio (Detroit Lions 1987)
  • Jumbo Elliott (New York Giants 1988–95, New York Jets 1996-2000, 2002)
  • Mike Hammerstein (Cincinnati Bengals 1986-90)
  • Jim Harbaugh (Chicago Bears 1987–1993, Indianapolis Colts 1994–1997, Baltimore Ravens 1998, San Diego Chargers 1999–2000, Carolina Panthers 2001)
  • Stefan Humphries (Chicago Bears 1984-86, Denver Broncos 1987-88)
  • Rosby Jackson (Oakland Raiders 1986, Detroit Lions 1986)
  • Eric Kattus (Cincinnati Bengals 1986-91, New York Jets 1992)
  • Bob Perryman (New England Patriots 1987-90, Denver Broncos 1991-92)
  • Garland Rivers (Chicago Bears 1987, Albany Firebirds 1990-91, Arizona Rattlers 1992–93)
  • Carlton Rose (Washington Redskins 1987)
  • Gerald White (Dallas Cowboys 1987)

Coaching staff

References

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Oct 2.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Oct 23.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1983 Nov 6.

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