1983 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
Record8–4 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorLarry Coker (1st season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
(Capacity: 50,440)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 12 1 0
Missouri 5 2 0 7 5 0
Oklahoma 5 2 0 8 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0 8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0 4 7 0
Kansas 2 5 0 4 6 1
Colorado 2 5 0 4 7 0
Kansas State 1 6 0 3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was the 83rd year of football at OSU and the fifth under Jimmy Johnson. The Cowboys played their home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma. They finished the season 8–4, and 3–4 in the Big Eight Conference.[1] The Cowboys were invited to the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl, where they defeated Baylor, 24–14.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 10North Texas State*W 20–1344,700[2]
September 17at Cincinnati*W 27–17
September 24at Texas A&M*W 34–15
October 1Tulsa*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK (rivalry)
W 9–049,500
October 81:30 p.m.No. 1 Nebraska
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
KWTVL 10–1449,600
October 15No. 15 Oklahoma
L 20–2150,440
October 22at KansasW 27–10
October 29at ColoradoW 40–1436,889
November 5Kansas State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 20–2149,700
November 12at MissouriL 10–16
November 191:00 p.m.at Iowa StateW 30–746,517
December 31vs. No. 20 BaylorMizlouW 24–1450,090
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Personnel

1983 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Ernest Anderson
OL Paul Blair
OL John Cegielski
TE John Chesley
RB Kelly Cook
RB Charles Crawford
TE Barry Hanna
WR Jamie Harris
RB Rodney Hayes
QB Rusty Hilger
OL Kevin Igo
QB Ike Jackson
RB Shawn Jones
WR Mike Kilmer
WR Malcolm Lewis
OL Ralph Partida
RB Arthur Price
WR Bob Riley
RB Will Timmons
OL David Tucker
WR Terry Werner
RB Kenny Zachary
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB Rod Brown
DB Rod Fisher
DL James Ham
DL Rodney Harding
DB Adam Hinds
LB Matt Monger
DB Mark Moore
DL Leslie O'Neal
DB Chris Rockins
LB James Spencer
DL Warren Thompson
DL John Washington
DL David Webb
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P John Conway
K Larry Roach
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Season summary

Oklahoma

See also: 1983 Oklahoma Sooners football team

#15 Oklahoma Sooners (2–2) at Oklahoma State Cowboys
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma 0 3 01821
Oklahoma St 7 7 3320

at Lewis Field, Stillwater, Oklahoma

  • Date: October 15
  • Game attendance: 50,440
  • [3]
Game information

After the season

The 1984 NFL Draft took place on May 1–2, 1984 at the Omni Park Central Hotel in New York City. The following Oklahoma State players were selected during the draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Team
Chris Rockins S 2nd 48 Cleveland Browns
Ernest Anderson RB 3rd 41 Detroit Lions
James Spencer LB 10th 268 Minnesota Vikings
John Chesley TE 10th 277 Miami Dolphins
Rod Fisher DB 12th 309 Los Angeles Rams

[4][5]

References

  1. ^ "1983 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 1, 2017.
  2. ^ "Cowboys begin season with win". Okmulgee Daily Times. September 11, 1983. Retrieved October 29, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Oct 16. Retrieved 2020-Nov-24.
  4. ^ "1984 NFL Draft". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 16, 2016.
  5. ^ "NFL Draft Locations". www.footballgeography.com. October 2, 2014. Archived from the original on 2015-09-05. Retrieved July 16, 2016.