|1983 Texas Tech Red Raiders football|
|1983 record||3–7–1 (3–4–1 SWC)|
|Head coach||Jerry Moore (3rd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||Jim Bates (4th season)|
|Home stadium||Jones Stadium|
|1983 Southwest Conference football standings|
|#5 Texas †||8||–||0||–||0||11||–||1||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1983 Texas Tech Red Raiders football team represented Texas Tech University in the Southwest Conference (SWC) during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Jerry Moore, the Red Raiders compiled a 3–7–1 record (3–4–1 against SWC opponents), were outscored by a combined total of 253 to 160, and finished in sixth place in the conference. The team played its home games at Clifford B. and Audrey Jones Stadium in Lubbock, Texas.
|September 10||at Air Force*||L 13–28||26,800|
|September 24||at Baylor||ABC||W 26–11||38,000|
|October 1||Texas A&M||W 3–0||52,109|
|October 8||New Mexico*||L 10–30||36,543|
|October 15||Rice||W 14–3||43,611|
|October 22||Tulsa*||L 20–59||34,006|
|October 29||at No. 2 Texas||L 3–20||75,225|
|November 5||TCU||T 10–10||37,507|
|November 12||at No. 7 SMU||L 7–33||30,050|
|November 19||at Houston||L 41–43||23,153|
|November 26||Arkansas||L 13–16||32,978|
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