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1983 USC Trojans football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1983 record4–6–1 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coachTed Tollner (1st season)
CaptainTony Brewer
Jeff Brown
Keith Browner
Fred Cornwell
Tony Slaton
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum (c. 92,516, grass)
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 USC Trojans football team represented the University of Southern California (USC) in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first year under head coach Ted Tollner, the Trojans compiled a 4–6–1 record (5–2 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10), and were outscored by their opponents by a combined total of 238 to 210.[1]

Quarterback Sean Salisbury led the team in passing, completing 142 of 248 passes for 1,882 yards with ten touchdowns and nine interceptions. Michael Harper led the team in rushing with 151 carries for 685 yards and six touchdowns. Timmie Ware led the team in receiving yards with 23 catches for 481 yards and five touchdowns.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
September 101:30 PMNo. 18 Florida*No. 9T 19–1953,948
September 176:00 PMat Oregon StateNo. 14W 33–1028,000
September 241:30 PMKansas*No. 10
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 20–2649,255
October 14:00 PMat South Carolina*L 14–3874,200
October 81:30 PMWashington State
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles. CA
W 38–1743,106
October 151:30 PMNo. 18 Arizona Statedagger
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 14–3458,664
October 2211:30 AMat Notre Dame*L 6–2759,075
October 291:00 PMat CaliforniaW 19–965,867
November 51:30 PMStanford
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA (rivalry)
W 30–750,867
November 121:00 PMat WashingtonL 0–2460,690
November 191:30 PMUCLA
L 17–2783,763
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Pacific time


Game summariesEdit

CaliforniaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• USC 0 6 10 3 19
California 0 0 3 6 9
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USC sacked Pac-10 total offense leader Gale Gilbert eight times. [3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Southern California Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/s/southern_california/1980-1984_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 20, 2015.
  2. "1983 Southern California Trojans Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/southern-california/1983.html. Retrieved July 21, 2015.
  3. Eugene Register-Guard. 1983 Oct 30. Retrieved 2016-Nov-24.
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