1983 Pacific Tigers football team

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1983 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1983 record 4–8 (2–4 PCAA)
Head coach Bob Cope (1st season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal State Fullerton $ 6 0 0     8 4 0
Utah State 4 2 0     6 5 0
Long Beach State 3 3 0     8 4 0
Fresno State 3 3 0     7 4 0
San Jose State 3 3 0     5 6 0
Pacific (CA) 2 4 0     4 8 0
UNLV 0 6 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Records adjusted for UNLV forfeit of all 7 victories

The 1983 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Bob Cope, in his first year, and played their home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. On the field, they finished the season with a record of three wins and nine losses (3–9, 1–5 PCAA). The Tigers were outscored by their opponents 211–347 over the season.

After the 1984 season was over, it was discovered that the UNLV Rebels had used multiple ineligible players during both the 1983 and 1984 seasons. As a result, Pacific's loss to UNLV turns into a forfeit win and their record is adjusted to 4–8, 2–4 PCAA.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 3 at Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon W 21–15   26,273
September 10 at West Virginia* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, West Virginia L 7–48   54,581
September 17 at UNLV Las Vegas Silver BowlWhitney, Nevada W 7–28
forfeit win  
16,146[2]
September 24 Fresno State[note 3] Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California L 14–34[3]   16,234[4]
October 1 Cal State Fullerton Glover Stadium • Anaheim, California L 14–31   5,000[5]
October 8 Utah State Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 10–27   9,500[6]
October 15 Long Beach State[note 4] Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 16–28   8,100[7]
October 22 Northern Arizona* Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 28–14  
October 29 Idaho*dagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 19–31   11,500
November 5 at Nevada* Mackay StadiumReno, Nevada L 24–34   8,174[8]
November 12 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, California W 30–26  
November 19 at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHalawa, HI L 21–31   38,290[9]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following UOP players were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.[12][13][14]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Lionel Manuel Wide receiver 7 171 New York Giants

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  4. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNLV Punished for Using Ineligible Football Players". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "2016 UNLV Rebel Football Light the Fuse". p. 142. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Saturday's College Football". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 26, 1983. p. III-12. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Fullerton Rolls to 31-14 Victory". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 2, 1983. p. III-19. Retrieved February 11, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Utah State Football Guide 2016" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  7. ^ 49ers Long Beach; 1984 Football Media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1984. 
  8. ^ "Nevada Information Guide" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  9. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007. 
  10. ^ "1983 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  11. ^ "1983 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "1984 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.