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1983 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1983 record2–8–1 (1–6–1 Pac-10)
Head coachJoe Avezzano (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorJohn Gough (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRay Braun (5th season)
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#17 UCLA 6 1 1     7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0     8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0     7 4 0
USC 4 3 0     4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1     7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1     6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1     4 6 1
California 3 4 1     5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1     2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1983 NCAA college football season. The Beavers ended the season with two wins, eight losses, and a tie. 1983 was Oregon State's 13th consecutive losing season. The Beavers scored 171 points and allowed 332 points. The team was led by head coach Joe Avezzano. The season is most memorable for the 0–0 tie with Oregon in the Civil War, the last scoreless game in Division 1 college football history. The game is known colloquially as the "Toilet Bowl."

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3at No. 14 ArizonaL 6–5040,570
September 10at Portland State*W 51–1426,102
September 17No. 14 USCL 10–3328,000
September 24at Colorado*L 14–3833,504
October 1UNLV*L 21–3526,500
October 8at No. 16 WashingtonL 7–3558,693
October 15at CaliforniaCBSL 19–4535,147
October 29StanforddaggerW 31–1822,000
November 5No. 20 Washington StateABCL 9–2718,000
November 12at Arizona StateL 3–3865,058
November 19at OregonT 0–033,176
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP / Coaches Polls released prior to game
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Game summariesEdit

StanfordEdit

Oregon State's first conference win in three and a half years was celebrated by students rushing the field and tearing down the goal posts with two seconds left in the game.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Oregon State University - 1983". College Football Reference. http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=723&season=1983.
  2. Eugene Register-Guard. October 30, 1983. Retrieved Nomveber 24, 2016.
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