1983 Oregon State Beavers football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Record2–8–1 (1–6–1 Pac-10)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorJohn Gough (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRay Braun (5th season)
Home stadiumParker Stadium
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Pacific-10 Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 17 UCLA $ 6 1 1 7 4 1
Washington 5 2 0 8 4 0
Washington State 5 3 0 7 4 0
USC 4 3 0 4 6 1
Arizona 4 3 1 7 3 1
Arizona State 3 3 1 6 4 1
Oregon 3 3 1 4 6 1
California 3 4 1 5 5 1
Oregon State 1 6 1 2 8 1
Stanford 1 7 0 1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 Oregon State Beavers football team represented Oregon State University in the 1983 NCAA college football season. The Beavers ended the season with two wins, eight losses, and a tie. 1983 was Oregon State's 13th consecutive losing season. The Beavers scored 171 points and allowed 332 points. The team was led by head coach Joe Avezzano. The season is most memorable for the 0–0 tie with Oregon in the Civil War, the last scoreless game in Division 1 college football history. The game is known colloquially as the "Toilet Bowl."

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 3at No. 14 ArizonaL 6–5040,570
September 10at Portland State*W 51–1426,102
September 17No. 14 USCL 10–3328,000
September 24at Colorado*L 14–3833,504
October 1UNLV*L 21–3526,500
October 8at No. 16 WashingtonL 7–3558,693
October 15at CaliforniaCBSL 19–4535,147
October 29StanforddaggerW 31–1822,000
November 5No. 20 Washington StateABCL 9–2718,000
November 12at Arizona StateL 3–3865,058
November 19at OregonT 0–033,176
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP / Coaches Polls released prior to game

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Personnel

1983 Oregon State Beavers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE Tracy Abernathy
WR Robert Adams
RB Donald Beavers
OL Darrick Brilz
WR Reggie Bynum
WR Larry Clemons
WR Claude Dixon
OL Tom Emmons
RB Tony Green
QB Ricky Greene
RB Lucius High
RB Randy Holmes
OL Dwayne Jackola
QB Jay Kirschenman
TE Mike Laverty
OL Jack Lester
QB Ladd McKittrick
OL Rich Meggers
RB Bryce Oglesby
TE Paul Saunders
QB Jeff Seay
QB Jack Stanley
RB James Terrell
OL Mike Terry
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL Angelo Dilulo
DB Reggie Dupree
DB Tony Fuller
DL John Gonzalez
DB Jonathon Harrington
DL Paul Hayes
LB Ron Heller
LB Bob Johnson
LB James Murphy
DL Chris Naone
DB DeMonty Price
DL Willie Stubblefield
DB Kenny Taylor
DB Bernie Wilson
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Marty Breen
P Chris Stempeck
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summaries

Stanford

Oregon State's first conference win in three and a half years was celebrated by students rushing the field and tearing down the goal posts with two seconds left in the game.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Oregon State University - 1983". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2010-04-22.
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. October 30, 1983. Retrieved Nomveber 24, 2016.