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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 Completion Percentage

1. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 71.3
2. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 69.3
3. Steve Pelluer (Washington) 67.2
4. Ben Bennett (Duke) 64.0
5. Brian McClure (Bowling Green State) 63.9
6. Wayne Peace (Florida) 63.7
7. Terry Nugent (Colorado State) 63.5
8. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 62.7
9. Bernie Kosar (Miami (FL)) 61.5
10. Todd Hons (Arizona State) 61.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 10.3
2. Marlon Adler (Missouri) 9.2
3. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 9.1
4. Cody Carlson (Baylor) 9.0
5. Mike Eppley (Clemson) 8.5
6. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 8.4
7. Raphel Cherry (Hawaii) 8.3
8. Brad Baumberger (Wyoming) 8.2
9. Mike Tomczak* (Ohio State) 8.2
10. Randall Cunningham (Nevada-Las Vegas) 8.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Chuck Long (Iowa) 10.0
2. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 9.6
3. Cody Carlson (Baylor) 8.3
4. Randall Cunningham (Nevada-Las Vegas) 8.1
5. Doug Strang (Penn State) 7.8
6. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 7.7
7. Boomer Esiason (Maryland) 7.7
8. Mike Eppley (Clemson) 7.6
9. Brad Baumberger (Wyoming) 7.6
10. Ricky Turner (Washington State) 7.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Young (Brigham Young) 168.5
2. Chuck Long (Iowa) 160.4
3. Rick Neuheisel* (UCLA) 148.5
4. Mike Eppley (Clemson) 146.0
5. Cody Carlson (Baylor) 143.0
6. Randall Cunningham (Nevada-Las Vegas) 141.2
7. Marlon Adler (Missouri) 141.1
8. Troy Bodine (Cincinnati) 139.7
9. Brad Baumberger (Wyoming) 138.2
10. Jack Trudeau (Illinois) 136.4

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Mike Brown (Air Force) 8.5
2. Mike Rozier (Nebraska) 7.8
3. Bo Jackson (Auburn) 7.7
4. Kerry Goode (Alabama) 6.7
5. Kevin Lowe (Wyoming) 6.6
6. Eddie Lewis (Utah) 6.6
7. Roosevelt Snipes (Florida State) 6.6
8. Steve Smith* (Michigan) 6.5
9. Eric Jordan (Purdue) 6.4
10. Earl Johnson (Oklahoma) 6.4

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Reggie Bynum (Oregon State) 24.2
2. Wayne Smith (Tulane) 23.9
3. John DeBoer (Central Michigan) 23.5
4. Buster Rhymes (Oklahoma) 23.3
5. Andrew Baker (Rutgers) 23.2
6. Mike Kirby (Air Force) 22.7
7. Ronnie Harmon (Iowa) 22.0
8. Ron Brown (Colorado) 21.5
9. Eddie Brown (Miami (FL)) 21.3
10. Jason Stargel (Cincinnati) 21.2