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1983 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record*: 136-120-4, .531 W-L% (3rd of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 139-117-4 by NCAA.

SRS: 3.31 (5th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.26 (5th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame and Penn State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College, East Carolina, Miami (FL), Pittsburgh and West Virginia)

72 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 2, 1983 Fri Temple 17 Syracuse 6 Philadelphia, PA
2 Sep 3, 1983 Sat (7) Florida State 47 East Carolina 46
3 Sep 3, 1983 Sat Southern Mississippi 32 Richmond 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Sep 10, 1983 Sat Cincinnati 14 @ (20) Penn State 3
5 Sep 10, 1983 Sat Pittsburgh 35 Temple 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
6 Sep 17, 1983 Sat Boston College 42 @ Rutgers 22 East Rutherford, NJ
7 Sep 17, 1983 Sat Louisville 31 Army 7
8 Sep 17, 1983 Sat Tulane 34 (9) Florida State 28
9 Sep 17, 1983 Sat Virginia Tech 17 @ Memphis 10
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
10 Sep 24, 1983 Sat Louisville 31 Cincinnati 23
11 Sep 24, 1983 Sat Miami (FL) 20 (13) Notre Dame 0
12 Sep 24, 1983 Sat Penn State 23 @ Temple 18 Philadelphia, PA
13 Sep 24, 1983 Sat Syracuse 17 Rutgers 13
14 Sep 24, 1983 Sat (12) West Virginia 27 @ (19) Boston College 17
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Oct 1, 1983 Sat Boston College 18 @ Temple 15
16 Oct 1, 1983 Sat Penn State 36 @ Rutgers 25 East Rutherford, NJ
17 Oct 1, 1983 Sat Virginia Tech 31 Louisville 0
18 Oct 1, 1983 Sat (7) West Virginia 24 Pittsburgh 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
19 Oct 8, 1983 Sat Army 20 Rutgers 12
20 Oct 8, 1983 Sat Cincinnati 31 Temple 16 Cincinnati, OH
21 Oct 8, 1983 Sat East Carolina 21 @ Louisiana-Lafayette 18
22 Oct 8, 1983 Sat Memphis 28 Tulane 25
23 Oct 8, 1983 Sat (12) Miami (FL) 42 Louisville 14
24 Oct 8, 1983 Sat Notre Dame 30 @ South Carolina 6
25 Oct 8, 1983 Sat Pittsburgh 17 Florida State 16
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
26 Oct 15, 1983 Sat East Carolina 24 Temple 10
27 Oct 15, 1983 Sat Florida State 43 Cincinnati 17
28 Oct 15, 1983 Sat Notre Dame 42 @ Army 0 East Rutherford, NJ
29 Oct 15, 1983 Sat Penn State 17 @ Syracuse 6
30 Oct 15, 1983 Sat Pittsburgh 55 @ Louisville 10
31 Oct 15, 1983 Sat Southern Mississippi 27 @ Memphis 20
32 Oct 15, 1983 Sat Tulane 17 Louisiana-Lafayette 15
33 Oct 15, 1983 Sat (4) West Virginia 13 Virginia Tech 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
34 Oct 20, 1983 Thu Florida State 51 Louisville 7
35 Oct 22, 1983 Sat (8) Miami (FL) 17 @ Cincinnati 7 Cincinnati, OH
36 Oct 22, 1983 Sat Penn State 41 (4) West Virginia 23
37 Oct 22, 1983 Sat Pittsburgh 21 @ Navy 14
38 Oct 22, 1983 Sat Rutgers 35 @ William & Mary 28
39 Oct 22, 1983 Sat Tulane 14 @ Southern Mississippi 7
40 Oct 22, 1983 Sat Virginia Tech 38 Richmond 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
41 Oct 29, 1983 Sat (19) Boston College 27 Penn State 17 Foxboro, MA
42 Oct 29, 1983 Sat (7) Miami (FL) 20 (12) West Virginia 3
43 Oct 29, 1983 Sat (19) Notre Dame 28 Navy 12
44 Oct 29, 1983 Sat Pittsburgh 13 Syracuse 10
45 Oct 29, 1983 Sat Southern Mississippi 31 Louisiana-Lafayette 3
46 Oct 29, 1983 Sat Virginia Tech 59 William & Mary 21
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
47 Nov 5, 1983 Sat (16) Boston College 34 @ Army 14
48 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Cincinnati 18 Rutgers 7 Cincinnati, OH
49 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Florida State 45 South Carolina 30
50 Nov 5, 1983 Sat (5) Miami (FL) 12 East Carolina 7
51 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Pittsburgh 21 @ (18) Notre Dame 16
52 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Southern Mississippi 27 @ Louisville 3
53 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Syracuse 14 @ Navy 7
54 Nov 5, 1983 Sat Virginia Tech 26 @ Tulane 10
55 Nov 5, 1983 Sat (17) West Virginia 27 Temple 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
56 Nov 12, 1983 Sat East Carolina 40 William & Mary 6
57 Nov 12, 1983 Sat Memphis 43 @ Cincinnati 10 Cincinnati, OH
58 Nov 12, 1983 Sat (6) Miami (FL) 17 @ Florida State 16
59 Nov 12, 1983 Sat Penn State 34 Notre Dame 30
60 Nov 12, 1983 Sat (20) Pittsburgh 38 Army 7
61 Nov 12, 1983 Sat South Carolina 31 Navy 7
62 Nov 12, 1983 Sat Syracuse 21 (13) Boston College 10
63 Nov 12, 1983 Sat Temple 24 Louisville 7
64 Nov 12, 1983 Sat (15) West Virginia 35 Rutgers 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
65 Nov 19, 1983 Sat East Carolina 10 @ Southern Mississippi 6
66 Nov 19, 1983 Sat Penn State 24 (17) Pittsburgh 24
67 Nov 19, 1983 Sat Syracuse 27 (14) West Virginia 16
68 Nov 19, 1983 Sat Temple 24 @ Rutgers 23
69 Nov 19, 1983 Sat William & Mary 24 Richmond 15
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
70 Nov 24, 1983 Thu Memphis 45 @ Louisville 7
71 Nov 25, 1983 Fri Navy 42 Army 13 Pasadena, CA
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
72 Dec 29, 1983 Thu Notre Dame 19 (13) Boston College 18 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)