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1983 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
1983 record8–4 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coachJimmy Johnson (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorLarry Coker (1st season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
(Capacity: 50,440)
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 State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was the 83rd year of football at OSU and the fifth under Jimmy Johnson. The Cowboys played their home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They finished the season 8–4, and 3–4 in the Big Eight Conference.[1] The Cowboys were invited to the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, where they defeated the Baylor, 24–14.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 10North Texas State*W 20–13
September 17at Cincinnati*W 27–17
September 24at Texas A&M*W 34–15
October 1Tulsa*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
W 9–0
October 8No. 1 Nebraska
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 10–14
October 15No. 15 Oklahoma
L 20–21
October 22at KansasW 27–10
October 29at ColoradoW 40–14
November 5Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, Oklahoma
L 20–21
November 12at MissouriL 10–16
November 19at Iowa StateW 30–7
December 31vs. No. 20 BaylorW 24–14
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

After the seasonEdit

The 1984 NFL Draft took place on May 1–2, 1984 at the Omni Park Central Hotel in New York City. The following Oklahoma State players were selected during the draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Chris Rockins S 2nd 48 Cleveland Browns
Ernest Anderson RB 3rd 41 Detroit Lions
James Spencer LB 10th 268 Minnesota Vikings
John Chesley TE 10th 277 Miami Dolphins
Rod Fisher DB 12th 309 Los Angeles Rams
[2][3]

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