1983 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1983 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Missouri Valley Conference champion
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
1983 record 8–3 (5–0 MVC)
Head coach John Cooper (7th season)
Defensive coordinator Bill Young (1st season)
Home stadium Skelly Field
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulsa $ 5 0 0     8 3 0
#1 I-AA Southern Illinois ^ 5 1 0     13 1 0
#5 I-AA Indiana State ^ 3 2 0     9 4 0
New Mexico State 3 2 0     5 6 0
Illinois State 2 2 1     6 4 1
Wichita State 3 3 0     3 8 0
Drake 1 6 0     1 10 0
West Texas State 0 5 1     0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • The MVC was a hybrid of Division I and I-AA programs in 1983. Tulsa and Wichita State were Div I and the rest were Div I-AA
Rankings from Div I-AA Football Committee poll

The 1983 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh year under head coach John Cooper, the Golden Hurricane compiled an 8–3 record (5-0 against conference opponents) and won the Missouri Valley Conference championship.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Steve Gage with 876 passing yards, Michael Gunter with 1,198 rushing yards, and John Green with 365 yards.[2] Head coach John Cooper was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1983 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016. 
  2. ^ "1983 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.