1983 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Team
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1983 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Team
1983 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football
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ConferenceIndependent
1983 record3-8
Head coach
Home stadiumRutgers Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami (FL)           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 State           6 4 1
Florida State           8 4 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Syracuse           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
Rutgers           3 8 0
Army           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Rutgers Scarlet Knights football team represented Rutgers University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their 11th and final season under head coach Frank R. Burns, the Scarlet Knights compiled a 3-8 record while competing as an independent and were outscored by their opponents 258 to 195.[1][2] The team's statistical leaders included Jacque LaPrarie with 1,275 passing yards, Albert Smith with 572 rushing yards, and Andrew Baker with 857 receiving yards.[3]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultSource
September 10ConnecticutW 22-5
September 17Boston CollegeL 22-42
September 24at SyracuseL 13-17
October 1Penn StateL 25-36
October 8at ArmyL 12-20
October 15ColgateW 29-26
October 22at William & MaryW 35-28
October 29TennesseeL 0-7
November 5at CincinnatiL 7-18
November 12at No. 15 West VirginiaL 7-35
November 19TempleL 23-24

Roster

References

  1. ^ "1983 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016.
  2. ^ "Rutgers Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2016.
  3. ^ "1983 Rutgers Scarlet Knights Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2016.



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