1983 Colorado Buffaloes football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1983 record4–7 (2–5 Big 8)
Head coachBill McCartney (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorRon Taylor
Offensive schemeMultiple
Defensive coordinatorLou Tepper (1st season)
Base defense3–4
MVPVictor Scott
CaptainVictor Scott
CaptainSteve Vogel
Home stadiumFolsom Field
(Capacity: 51,463)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e 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 Colorado Buffaloes football team represented the University of Colorado at Boulder during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. Colorado renewed its rivalry with Colorado State after 25 years and posted a winning record after three games for the first time since 1978.

Schedule[edit | edit source]

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 10at Michigan State*L 17–2356,835
September 17Colorado State*KWGNW 31–349,783
September 24Oregon State*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 38–1433,504
October 1Notre Dame*
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
KWGNL 3–2752,692
October 8Missouri
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 20–5937,157
October 15at Iowa StateL 10–2249,311
October 22at No. 1 NebraskaL 19–6976,286
October 29Oklahoma State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
L 14–4036,889
November 5at KansasW 34–2328,600
November 12at OklahomaKWGNL 28–4175,008
November 19Kansas State
  • Folsom Field
  • Boulder, Colorado
W 38–2127,649
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

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Awards[edit | edit source]

  • TE Dave Hestra
    • All-American Honorable Mention (AP)
    • All-Big Eight
  • CB Victor Scott
    • Playboy Preseason All-American
    • All-American Honorable Mention (AP)
    • All-Big Eight

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2011 Colorado football information guide
  2. 2011 Colorado football information guide.
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