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1983 Year Summary

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National Champion: Miami (FL) (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Mike Rozier (Nebraska)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Howard Schnellenberger (Miami (FL))

AP Preseason #1: Nebraska ▪ AP Final #1: Miami (FL)

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Southeastern Conference 10 117 68 46 3 .594 7 5 2 0 .714 11.22 8.52 4 4 Auburn
2 Big Eight Conference 8 93 50 42 1 .543 3 1 2 0 .333 4.88 3.48 2 1 Nebraska
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 90 44 45 1 .494 2 0 2 0 .000 4.37 3.98 2 1 Maryland
4 Big Ten Conference 10 114 57 55 2 .509 4 1 3 0 .250 3.99 4.72 3 4 Illinois
5 Independent 23 260 136 120 4 .531 7 5 2 0 .714 3.31 2.26 3 5
6 Pacific-10 Conference 10 112 51 54 7 .487 2 1 1 0 .500 1.97 1.92 4 1 UCLA
7 Southwest Conference 9 102 48 49 5 .495 3 0 3 0 .000 -1.36 -0.82 2 2 Texas
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 106 53 51 2 .509 2 2 0 0 1.000 -1.72 -2.21 0 2 Brigham Young
9 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 7 80 41 39 0 .513 1 0 1 0 .000 -5.52 -5.47 0 0 Cal State Fullerton
10 Mid-American Conference 10 111 57 54 0 .514 1 1 0 0 1.000 -6.00 -5.58 0 0 Northern Illinois
11 Missouri Valley Conference 8 93 45 46 2 .495 0 0 0 0 -11.36 -10.85 0 0 Tulsa

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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
Miami (FL) Ind         15 12 10 8 7 5 6 5 5 5 5 1
Nebraska Big 8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2
Auburn SEC 5 4 5 11 10 7 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Georgia SEC 15 10 11 14 11 11 8 7 6 4 4 7 7 7 7 4
Texas SWC 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 5
Florida SEC   18 15 15 12 9 7 6 5 9 14 12 11 12 11 6
Brigham Young WAC           20 20 18 15 12 8 9 9 9 9 7
Michigan Big Ten 10 6 8 17 14 14 13 10 8 13 9 8 8 8 8 8
Ohio State Big Ten 9 7 6 3 8 6 6 17 16 14 10 10 14 14 14 9
Illinois Big Ten           19 19 11 9 6 5 4 4 4 4 10
Clemson ACC                     17 13 12 11 12 11
Southern Methodist SWC 19 15 18 18 13 13 12 9 10 8 7 6 6 6 6 12
Air Force WAC                         18 17 16 13
Iowa Big Ten 16 16 13 7 4 15 14 12 17 15 12 11 10 10 10 14
Alabama SEC 13 14 12 6 6 3 11 20 18 19 16 16 13 19   15
West Virginia Ind     20 12 7 5 4 4 12 17 15 14 19 18 18 16
UCLA Pac-10 20                             17
Pittsburgh Ind     19 16             20 17 16 15 15 18
Boston College Ind       19         19 16 13 18 15 13 13 19
East Carolina Ind                         20 20 19 20
School Conf 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
Arizona Pac-10 14 11 7 4 3 10 9 19                
Arizona State Pac-10         20 18 18 13                
Baylor SWC                             20  
Florida State Ind 7 12 9 20 17                      
Louisiana State SEC 12 13     16                      
Maryland ACC 17 17 17   19 16 16 15 13 7 11 20 17 16 16  
Missouri Big 8                       19        
North Carolina ACC 11 8 10 5 5 4 3 3 3 10 19          
Notre Dame Ind 6 5 4 13         19 18            
Oklahoma Big 8 2 2 2 8 9 8 15 16 14 11         20  
Penn State Ind 4 20                            
Southern California Pac-10 8 9 14 10                        
Washington Pac-10 18 19 16 9 18 16 17 14 11 20 18 15        

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Steve Young (BYU) 306
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 300
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 298
4. Kurt Page (VAND) 286
5. Terry Nugent (COST) 275
6. David Archer (IAST) 234
7. Gale Gilbert (CA) 216
8. Steve Pelluer (WA) 213
9. Todd Dillon (LBS) 209
10. Neil Britt (BALLST) 206

Pass Attempts

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 493
2. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 469
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 466
4. Terry Nugent (COST) 433
5. Steve Young (BYU) 429
6. David Archer (IAST) 403
7. Todd Dillon (LBS) 379
8. Gale Gilbert (CA) 365
9. Donny Harrison (OH) 357
10. Steve Bradley (IN) 355

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Steve Young (BYU) 71.3
2. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 69.3
3. Steve Pelluer (WA) 67.2
4. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 64.0
5. Brian McClure (BGSU) 63.9
6. Wayne Peace (FL) 63.7
7. Terry Nugent (COST) 63.5
8. Jack Trudeau (IL) 62.7
9. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 61.5
10. Todd Hons (AZST) 61.4

Passing Yards

1. Steve Young (BYU) 3902
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 3319
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 3264
4. Kurt Page (VAND) 3178
5. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 3086
6. Frank Seurer (KS) 2789
7. Gale Gilbert (CA) 2769
8. Doug Flutie (BC) 2724
9. David Archer (IAST) 2639
10. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 2545

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (IA) 10.3
2. Marlon Adler (MO) 9.2
3. Steve Young (BYU) 9.1
4. Cody Carlson (BAY) 9.0
5. Turner Gill (NE) 8.9
6. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 8.5
7. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 8.4
8. Raphel Cherry (HI) 8.3
9. Brad Baumberger (WY) 8.2
10. Mike Tomczak* (OHST) 8.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (IA) 10.0
2. Steve Young (BYU) 9.6
3. Turner Gill (NE) 9.5
4. Cody Carlson (BAY) 8.3
5. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 8.1
6. Doug Strang (PAST) 7.8
7. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 7.7
8. Boomer Esiason (MD) 7.7
9. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 7.6
10. Brad Baumberger (WY) 7.6

Passing Touchdowns

1. Steve Young (BYU) 33
2. Randy Wright (WI) 19
  Doug Strang (PAST) 19
4. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 18
  Raphel Cherry (HI) 18
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 18
  David Archer (IAST) 18
8. Doug Flutie (BC) 17
  Ben Bennett (DUKE) 17
10. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 16
  Scott Stankavage (NC) 16
  Brian McClure (BGSU) 16
  Gary Schofield (WAKE) 16
  John Congemi* (PITT) 16

Passing Interceptions

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 29
2. Neil Britt (BALLST) 25
3. Terry Nugent (COST) 20
  Mark McKay (SDGST) 20
5. Frank Seurer (KS) 19
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 19
  Steve Coulter (EMI) 19
  Sandy Schwab (NWEST) 19
  Stu Rayburn (KENT) 19
10. Randy Wright (WI) 18
  Jon Carlson (SJST) 18
  Ladd McKittrick (ORST) 18
  Allen Mitchell (SC) 18

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Young (BYU) 168.5
2. Chuck Long (IA) 160.4
3. Turner Gill (NE) 152.7
4. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 148.5
5. Mike Eppley (CLEM) 146.0
6. Cody Carlson (BAY) 143.0
7. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 141.2
8. Marlon Adler (MO) 141.1
9. Troy Bodine (CIN) 139.7
10. Brad Baumberger (WY) 138.2

Rush Attempts

1. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 394
2. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 331
3. Kirby Warren (PAC) 304
4. Steve Bartalo (COST) 292
5. Mike Rozier (NE) 275
6. Curtis Adams (CMI) 267
7. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 252
8. Darryl Richardson (NIL) 235
9. Alfred Anderson (BAY) 231
10. Michael Gunter (TLS) 226

Rushing Yards

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 2148
2. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 1668
3. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1587
4. Curtis Adams (CMI) 1431
5. Kirby Warren (PAC) 1423
6. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1394
7. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 1249
8. Bo Jackson (AUB) 1213
9. Darryl Richardson (NIL) 1204
10. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1199

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Brown (AF) 8.5
2. Mike Rozier (NE) 7.8
3. Bo Jackson (AUB) 7.7
4. Kerry Goode (AL) 6.7
5. Kevin Lowe (WY) 6.6
6. Eddie Lewis (UT) 6.6
7. Roosevelt Snipes (FLST) 6.6
8. Steve Smith* (MI) 6.5
9. Eric Jordan (PUR) 6.4
10. Earl Johnson (OK) 6.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 29
2. Keith Byars* (OHST) 20
3. Marty Louthan (AF) 16
  Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 16
5. Curtis Adams (CMI) 15
6. Michael Gunter (TLS) 14
7. John Bond (MSST) 13
8. Bo Jackson (AUB) 12
  Greg Allen (FLST) 12
  Kirby Warren (PAC) 12
  Marlon Adler (MO) 12

Receiving Yards

1. Jim Sandusky (SDGST) 1171
2. Bob Johnson (KS) 1154
3. Brian Brennan (BC) 1149
4. Stan Hunter (BGSU) 1107
5. Dave Naumcheff (BALLST) 1065
6. Eric Martin (LAST) 1064
7. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 1051
8. Gerald McNeil (BAY) 1034
9. Larry Willis (FREST) 1009
10. Jeff Champine (COST) 1002

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Reggie Bynum (ORST) 24.2
2. Wayne Smith (TLN) 23.9
3. John DeBoer (CMI) 23.5
4. Buster Rhymes (OK) 23.3
5. Andrew Baker (RUT) 23.2
6. Mike Kirby (AF) 22.7
7. Ronnie Harmon (IA) 22.0
8. Mitchell Brookins (IL) 21.7
9. Ron Brown (CO) 21.5
10. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 21.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Kirk Pendleton (BYU) 11
2. Al Toon (WI) 9
  Reggie Farmer (NVLV) 9
  Chuck Scott (VAND) 9
5. Gerald McNeil (BAY) 8
  Irving Fryar (NE) 8
  Bruce Davis (BAY) 8
  Bill Wallace* (PITT) 8
  Mark Smith (NC) 8
  Tracy Henderson (IAST) 8
  Brian Brennan (BC) 8
  Eric Richardson (SJST) 8

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 423
2. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 355
3. Steve Bartalo (COST) 327
4. Kirby Warren (PAC) 313
5. Mike Rozier (NE) 285
6. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 280
7. Curtis Adams (CMI) 274
8. Ricky Edwards (NWEST) 266
9. Bobby Johnson (SJST) 253
10. Ricky Calhoun (EMI) 248

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 2254
2. Shawn Faulkner (WMI) 1889
3. Napoleon McCallum (NAVY) 1753
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1682
5. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1558
6. Curtis Adams (CMI) 1517
7. Kirby Warren (PAC) 1493
8. Casey Tiumalu (BYU) 1434
9. Steve Bartalo (COST) 1397
10. Mike Grayson (DUKE) 1367

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Mike Rozier (NE) 29
2. Keith Byars* (OHST) 21
3. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 18
4. Marty Louthan (AF) 16
  Curtis Adams (CMI) 16
6. Bo Jackson (AUB) 14
  Michael Gunter (TLS) 14
8. Vance Johnson (AZ) 13
  John Bond (MSST) 13
10. Greg Allen (FLST) 12
  Marlon Adler (MO) 12
  Kirby Warren (PAC) 12

Total Plays

1. Kurt Page (VAND) 553
2. Brian McClure (BGSU) 538
3. Steve Young (BYU) 531
4. Donny Harrison (OH) 528
5. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 526
6. Terry Nugent (COST) 523
7. David Archer (IAST) 513
8. Raphel Cherry (HI) 446
  Todd Dillon (LBS) 446
10. Gale Gilbert (CA) 423

Total Yards

1. Steve Young (BYU) 4346
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 3043
3. Kurt Page (VAND) 3034
4. Brian McClure (BGSU) 3009
5. Doug Flutie (BC) 2965
6. Ben Bennett (DUKE) 2950
7. Raphel Cherry (HI) 2734
8. David Archer (IAST) 2698
9. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 2678
10. Frank Seurer (KS) 2660

Total Yards Per Play

1. Steve Young (BYU) 8.2
2. Terry Nugent (COST) 5.8
3. Brian McClure (BGSU) 5.6
4. Kurt Page (VAND) 5.5

Total Touchdowns

1. Steve Young (BYU) 41
2. Mike Rozier (NE) 29
3. Raphel Cherry (HI) 26
4. Turner Gill (NE) 25
  Randy Wright (WI) 25
6. Doug Strang (PAST) 24
7. Marlon Adler (MO) 23
  Steve Smith* (MI) 23
9. Mark Stevens (UT) 22
10. Randall Cunningham (NVLV) 21
  David Archer (IAST) 21