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1983 Michigan Wolverines football
Sugar Bowl, L 9–7 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
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/10 Illinois 9 0 0     10 2 0
#8/9 Michigan 8 1 0     9 3 0
#14/14 Iowa 7 2 0     9 3 0
#9/8 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 / Coaches' 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.

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10, 1983* Washington State #6/5 Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–17   103,256
September 17, 1983* at #16/16 Washington #8/10 Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 25–24   60,638
September 24, 1983 at Wisconsin #17/17 Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI W 38–21   77,708
October 1, 1983 Indiana #14/14 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 43–18   104,126
October 8, 1983 at Michigan State #14/13 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 42–0   78,033
October 15, 1983 Northwestern #13/11 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 35–0   103,914
October 22, 1983† #12/12 Iowa #10/10 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI ABC W 16–13   104,559
October 29, 1983 at #9/9 Illinois #8/8 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il CBS L 16–6   76,127
November 5, 1983 Purdue #13/16 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 42–10   104,946
November 12, 1983 at Minnesota #9/8 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 58–10   40,945
November 19, 1983 #10/10 Ohio State #8/8 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI Sports View W 24–21   106,115
January 2, 1984* vs. #3/3 Auburn #8/8 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC L 9–7   77,893
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game notesEdit

Ohio StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Ohio St 0 7 7 7 21
Michigan 10 0 0 14 24
  • Date: November 19
  • Location: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan



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Professional footballEdit

Fourteen (14) members of the 1983 football team went on to play professional football. They are 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), 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),

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