1983 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1983 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1983 record 6–5
Head coach Dick MacPherson (3rd season)
Captain Blaise Winter & Brent Ziegler[1]
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
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 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by third-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished the regular season with a 6–5 record, but were not invited a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 2 at Temple Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA L 6–17   11,549
September 10 Kent State Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 22–10   24,605
September 17 Northwestern Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 35–0   25,979
September 24 Rutgers Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 17–13   26,497
October 1 at No. 1 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE L 7–63   76,382
October 8 at No. 16 Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 13–34   43,700
October 15 Penn State Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 6–17   50,010
October 29 at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 10–13   52,374
November 5 at Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 14–7   22,009
November 12 No. 13 Boston College Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 21–10   41,225
November 19 No. 14 West Virginia Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 27–16   36,661
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

Sources:[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 150
  2. ^ "1983 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2018.