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1983 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1983 record7–4–1 (4–3–1 SWC)
Head coachGrant Teaff (12th season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Texas 8 0 0     11 1 0
#12 SMU 7 1 0     10 2 0
Baylor 4 3 1     7 4 1
Texas A&M 4 3 1     5 5 1
Arkansas 4 4 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 3 4 1     3 7 1
Houston 3 5 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 6 1     1 8 2
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Baylor Bears football team represented the Baylor University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears finished the season third in the Southwest Conference. They lost to Oklahoma State in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, 14–24.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10BYU*W 40–3632,500
September 17at UTEP*W 20–625,709
September 24Texas Tech
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas (Rivalry)
ABCL 11–2638,000
October 1at HoustonW 42–2126,640
October 8at No. 13 SMUL 26–4245,025
October 15Texas A&M
WTBST 13–1340,000
October 22TCUdagger
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas (Rivalry)
W 56–2135,876
October 29Tulane*
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 24–1820,050
November 5at ArkansasW 24–2144,820
November 12Rice
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, Texas
W 48–1426,500
November 19at No. 2 TexasL 21–2476,208
December 31vs. Oklahoma State*No. 20
MizlouL 14–2450,090
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

After the seasonEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bruce Davis Wide receiver 2 50 Cleveland Browns
Alfred Anderson Running back 3 67Minnesota Vikings
Allen Rice Running back 5 140Minnesota Vikings
Mark Adickes Tackle 1 (Sup) 5(Sup) Kansas City Chiefs
Gerald McNeil Wide receiver 2(Sup) 44(Sup) Cleveland Browns
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