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1983 Oklahoma Sooners football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1983 record8–4 (5–2 Big 8)
Head coachBarry Switzer (11th season)
Offensive coordinatorGalen Hall (11th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (3rd season)
CaptainDanny Bradley
CaptainRick Bryan
CaptainScott Case
CaptainPaul Parker
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,008)
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 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were coached by head coach Barry Switzer.

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 10* Stanford #2 Stanford StadiumStanford, CA W 27–14   62,778
September 17* #6 Ohio State #2 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK ABC L 14–24   76,520
September 24 Tulsa #8 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 28–18   75,500
October 1 at Kansas State #9 KSU StadiumManhattan, KS Raycom W 29–10   35,800
October 8* vs. #2 Texas #8 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) L 16–28   75,587
October 15 at Oklahoma State #15 Lewis FieldStillwater, OK (Bedlam Series) W 21–20   50,440
October 22 Iowa State #16 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 49–11   75,008
October 29 Kansas #14 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 45–14   75,008
November 5 at Missouri #11 Faurot FieldColumbia, MO (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) ABC L 0–10   57,133
November 12 Colorado Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 41–28   75,008
November 26 #1 Nebraska Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Rivlary) CBS L 21–28   75,008
December 3* at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 21–17   45,143
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.
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Season summaryEdit

Iowa StateEdit

Iowa State at Oklahoma
by Quarter1234 Total
Iowa St 3 0 0 8 11
Oklahoma 14 21 7 7 49
  • Date: Saturday, October 22
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, Oklahoma
  • Game attendance: 75,008

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Seasons: 1980s
  2. Gainesville Sun. 1983 Oct 23.
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