1983 Oregon State Beavers football team

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1983 Oregon State Beavers football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1983 record 2–8–1 (1–6–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Joe Avezzano (4th season)
Offensive coordinator John Gough (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Ray Braun (5th season)
Home stadium Parker Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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."

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 at No. 14 Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, Arizona L 6–50   40,570
September 10 at Portland State* Civic StadiumPortland, Oregon W 51–14   26,102
September 17 No. 14 USC Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon L 10–33   28,000
September 24 at Colorado* Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado L 14–38   33,504
October 1 UNLV* Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon L 21–35   26,500
October 8 at No. 16 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 7–35   58,693
October 15 at California California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California CBS L 19–45   35,147
October 29 Stanforddagger Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon W 31–18   22,000
November 5 No. 20 Washington State Parker StadiumCorvallis, Oregon ABC L 9–27   18,000
November 12 at Arizona State Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 3–38   65,058
November 19 at Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon (Civil WarThe Toilet Bowl) T 0–0   33,176
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP / Coaches Polls released prior to game.

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Game summaries[edit]

Stanford[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oregon State University - 1983". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. October 30, 1983. Retrieved Nomveber 24, 2016.