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1983 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record*: 68-46-3, .594 W-L% (1st of 11) (Schedule and Results)
*W-L-T adjusted to 69-45-3 by NCAA.

SRS: 11.22 (1st of 11) ▪ SOS: 8.52 (1st of 11)

Conference Champion: Auburn

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Louisiana State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn, Florida and Georgia)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Auburn 11 1 0 .917 6 0 0 1.000 25.9 15.5 23.43 12.18
Georgia 10 1 1 .875 5 1 0 .833 22.8 13.2 19.19 8.53
Florida 9 2 1 .792 4 2 0 .667 25.3 13.0 20.48 9.73
Tennessee 9 3 0 .750 4 2 0 .667 23.5 13.8 12.26 5.01
Alabama 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 30.5 19.1 17.16 7.99
Mississippi 6 6 0 .500 4 2 0 .667 14.9 22.0 2.25 6.75 W-L-T adjusted to 7-5 by NCAA.
Kentucky 6 5 1 .542 2 4 0 .333 19.0 19.8 6.79 7.29
Mississippi State 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 17.8 25.4 3.01 11.19
Louisiana State 4 7 0 .364 0 6 0 .000 22.8 23.0 5.78 6.78
Vanderbilt 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 16.6 24.9 1.87 9.78

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/5 9/12 9/19 9/26 10/3 10/10 10/17 10/24 10/31 11/7 11/14 11/21 11/28 12/5 Final
Auburn 5 4 5 11 10 7 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Georgia 15 10 11 14 11 11 8 7 6 4 4 7 7 7 7 4
Florida   18 15 15 12 9 7 6 5 9 14 12 11 12 11 6
Alabama 13 14 12 6 6 3 11 20 18 19 16 16 13 19   15
Louisiana State 12 13     16                      

7 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1984-01-02 Cotton Bowl Georgia 10 Texas 9 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1984-01-02 Sugar Bowl Auburn 9 Michigan 7 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1983-12-30 Gator Bowl Florida 14 Iowa 6 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1983-12-24 Sun Bowl Alabama 28 Southern Methodist 7 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1983-12-22 Hall of Fame Classic West Virginia 20 Kentucky 16 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1983-12-17 Citrus Bowl Tennessee 30 Maryland 23 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1983-12-10 Independence Bowl Air Force 9 Mississippi 3 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 286
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 193
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 186
4. Walter Lewis (AL) 144
5. Alan Cockrell (TN) 128
6. Randy Jenkins (KY) 118
7. Kent Austin (MS) 107
8. John Bond (MSST) 92
9. Randy Campbell (AUB) 78
10. John Lastinger (GA) 68

Pass Attempts

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 493
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 337
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 292
4. Walter Lewis (AL) 256
5. Alan Cockrell (TN) 243
6. Kent Austin (MS) 211
7. John Bond (MSST) 205
8. Randy Jenkins (KY) 203
9. Randy Campbell (AUB) 142
10. John Lastinger (GA) 137

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Wayne Peace (FL) 63.7
2. Randy Jenkins (KY) 58.1
3. Kurt Page (VAND) 58.0
4. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 57.3
5. Walter Lewis (AL) 56.2
6. Alan Cockrell (TN) 52.7
7. Kent Austin (MS) 50.7
8. John Bond (MSST) 44.9

Passing Yards

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 3178
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 2542
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 2079
4. Walter Lewis (AL) 1991
5. Alan Cockrell (TN) 1683
6. John Bond (MSST) 1306
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 1272
8. Kent Austin (MS) 1077
9. Randy Campbell (AUB) 873
10. John Lastinger (GA) 796

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Walter Lewis (AL) 7.8
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 7.5
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 7.1
4. Alan Cockrell (TN) 6.9
5. Kurt Page (VAND) 6.4
6. John Bond (MSST) 6.4
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 6.3
8. Kent Austin (MS) 5.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Wayne Peace (FL) 6.3
2. Walter Lewis (AL) 6.2
3. Alan Cockrell (TN) 6.1
4. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 5.7
5. Randy Jenkins (KY) 5.0
6. Kurt Page (VAND) 4.4
7. John Bond (MSST) 3.9
8. Kent Austin (MS) 2.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Walter Lewis (AL) 14
  Kurt Page (VAND) 14
3. Alan Cockrell (TN) 13
4. Wayne Peace (FL) 10
  Randy Jenkins (KY) 10
6. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 7
  Randy Campbell (AUB) 7
8. John Lastinger (GA) 6
9. Kelly Powell (MS) 5
10. Bill Ransdell (KY) 3
  Kent Austin (MS) 3

Passing Interceptions

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 29
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 17
3. Walter Lewis (AL) 15
  Kent Austin (MS) 15
5. John Bond (MSST) 12
6. Randy Jenkins (KY) 10
  Wayne Peace (FL) 10
  Alan Cockrell (TN) 10
9. John Lastinger (GA) 5
10. Todd Williams (GA) 3
  Kelly Powell (MS) 3
  Bill Ransdell (KY) 3
  Randy Campbell (AUB) 3

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Wayne Peace (FL) 128.0
2. Walter Lewis (AL) 127.9
3. Alan Cockrell (TN) 120.3
4. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 117.4
5. Randy Jenkins (KY) 117.2
6. Kurt Page (VAND) 109.8
7. John Bond (MSST) 89.9
8. Kent Austin (MS) 84.1

Rush Attempts

1. Johnnie Jones (TN) 191
2. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 177
3. George Adams (KY) 166
  Ricky Moore (AL) 166
5. John Bond (MSST) 164
6. Neal Anderson (FL) 162
7. Carl Woods (VAND) 160
8. Bo Jackson (AUB) 158
9. Buford McGee (MS) 141
10. Arthur Humphrey (MS) 138

Rushing Yards

1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1213
2. Johnnie Jones (TN) 1116
3. Ricky Moore (AL) 947
4. Neal Anderson (FL) 835
5. George Adams (KY) 763
6. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 747
7. Lionel James (AUB) 728
8. Kerry Goode (AL) 693
9. Carl Woods (VAND) 644
10. John Bond (MSST) 612

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 7.7
2. Kerry Goode (AL) 6.7
3. John L. Williams (FL) 6.1
4. Lionel James (AUB) 5.9
5. Johnnie Jones (TN) 5.8
6. Ricky Moore (AL) 5.7
7. Linnie Patrick (AL) 5.3
8. Tommie Agee (AUB) 5.3
9. Neal Anderson (FL) 5.2
10. Randall Morris (TN) 5.2

Rushing Touchdowns

1. John Bond (MSST) 13
2. Bo Jackson (AUB) 12
3. Neal Anderson (FL) 9
4. Ricky Moore (AL) 8
5. George Adams (KY) 7
  Keith Montgomery (GA) 7
  Buford McGee (MS) 7
  Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 7
9. Garry James (LAST) 6
  Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 6

Receptions

1. Keith Edwards (VAND) 97
2. Chuck Scott (VAND) 70
3. Eric Martin (LAST) 52
4. Dwayne Dixon (FL) 47
5. Buford McGee (MS) 39
6. Timmy Moffett (MS) 35
7. Danny Knight (MSST) 34
8. Clyde Duncan (TN) 33
9. Herman Archie (GA) 31
  Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 31
  Joey Jones (AL) 31

Receiving Yards

1. Eric Martin (LAST) 1064
2. Chuck Scott (VAND) 971
3. Keith Edwards (VAND) 909
4. Danny Knight (MSST) 671
5. Clyde Duncan (TN) 640
6. Dwayne Dixon (FL) 596
7. Timmy Moffett (MS) 541
8. Joey Jones (AL) 468
9. Jesse Bendross (AL) 435
10. Phil Roach (VAND) 378

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Eric Martin (LAST) 20.5
2. Danny Knight (MSST) 19.7
3. Clyde Duncan (TN) 19.4
4. Jesse Bendross (AL) 16.1
5. Timmy Moffett (MS) 15.5
6. Joey Jones (AL) 15.1
7. Herman Fontenot (LAST) 15.0
8. Phil Roach (VAND) 14.5
9. Lenny Taylor (TN) 14.3
10. Ricky Nattiel (FL) 14.0

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Chuck Scott (VAND) 9
2. Clyde Duncan (TN) 6
3. Eric Martin (LAST) 5
  Joey Jones (AL) 5
5. Cisco Bryant (KY) 4
  Phil Roach (VAND) 4
  Lenny Taylor (TN) 4
8. Joe Carter (AL) 3
  Joe Henderson (FL) 3
  Joe Phillips (KY) 3
  Timmy Moffett (MS) 3
  Rick Massie (KY) 3

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 208
2. Johnnie Jones (TN) 197
3. George Adams (KY) 190
4. Ricky Moore (AL) 182
5. Carl Woods (VAND) 181
6. Buford McGee (MS) 180
7. Neal Anderson (FL) 172
8. Bo Jackson (AUB) 171
9. John Bond (MSST) 164
10. Keith Edwards (VAND) 156

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1286
2. Johnnie Jones (TN) 1183
3. Keith Edwards (VAND) 1125
4. Ricky Moore (AL) 1085
5. Eric Martin (LAST) 1079
6. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 995
7. Chuck Scott (VAND) 971
8. George Adams (KY) 917
9. Neal Anderson (FL) 910
10. Buford McGee (MS) 852

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Bo Jackson (AUB) 14
2. John Bond (MSST) 13
3. Ricky Moore (AL) 9
  Neal Anderson (FL) 9
  Chuck Scott (VAND) 9
6. George Adams (KY) 8
  Keith Montgomery (GA) 8
8. Buford McGee (MS) 7
  John L. Williams (FL) 7
  Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 7

Total Plays

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 553
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 395
3. Walter Lewis (AL) 391
4. John Bond (MSST) 369
5. Wayne Peace (FL) 351
6. Kent Austin (MS) 302
7. Alan Cockrell (TN) 285
8. Randy Campbell (AUB) 250
9. Randy Jenkins (KY) 242
10. John Lastinger (GA) 220

Total Yards

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 3034
2. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 2436
3. Walter Lewis (AL) 2329
4. Wayne Peace (FL) 2090
5. John Bond (MSST) 1918
6. Alan Cockrell (TN) 1661
7. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1213
8. Randy Jenkins (KY) 1187
9. John Lastinger (GA) 1126
10. Johnnie Jones (TN) 1116

Total Yards Per Play

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 5.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Walter Lewis (AL) 19
2. Kurt Page (VAND) 16
3. John Bond (MSST) 15
  Alan Cockrell (TN) 15
5. Jeff Wickersham (LAST) 14
6. Wayne Peace (FL) 13
7. Randy Jenkins (KY) 12
  Bo Jackson (AUB) 12
  Randy Campbell (AUB) 12
10. Neal Anderson (FL) 9