1983 Boston College Eagles football team

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1983 Boston College Eagles football
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Liberty Bowl, L 18–19 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 19
1983 record 9–3
Head coach Jack Bicknell (3rd season)
Captain Bob Biestek
Captain Brian Brennan
Captain Steve DeOssie
Home stadium Alumni Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Schaefer Stadium (alternate)
(Capacity: 60,292)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami           11 1 0
Virginia Tech           9 2 0
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
No. 16 West Virginia           9 3 0
No. 20 East Carolina           8 3 0
No. 18 Pittsburgh           8 3 1
Penn State           8 4 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Memphis           6 4 1
Florida State           8 4 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
William & Mary           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Cincinnati           4 6 1
Southwestern Louisiana           4 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Richmond           3 8 0
Rutgers           3 8 0
Army           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Eagles were led by third-year head coach Jack Bicknell, and played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Schaefer Stadium (now Foxboro Stadium) in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Junior quarterback Doug Flutie threw for over 2,700 yards and finished 3rd in the Heisman voting, leading Boston College to their first ranked finish in 41 years, they met their rivals, Notre Dame, in the 1983 Liberty Bowl.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 3 Morgan State Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, MA W 45–12  
September 10 Clemson Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA W 31–16  
September 17 at Rutgers Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ W 42–22  
September 24 No. 12 West Virginia No. 19 Alumni Stadium • Chestnut Hill, MA L 17–27  
October 1 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 18–15  
October 8 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, CT W 42–7  
October 29 Penn State No. 19 Schaefer StadiumFoxborough, MA W 27–17  
November 5 at Army No. 16 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY W 34–14  
November 12 at Syracuse No. 13 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 10–21  
November 19 vs. Holy Cross No. 18 Schaefer Stadium • Foxborough, MA (Rivalry) W 47–7  
November 25 No. 13 Alabama No. 15 Schaefer Stadium • Foxborough, MA W 20–13  
December 29 vs. Notre Dame No. 13 Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl; Holy War) L 18–19  
#Rankings from AP Poll.

Source:[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 Boston College Eagles Schedule & Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 12, 2017.