1983 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1983 San Diego State Aztecs football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1983 record2–9–1 (1–6–1 WAC)
Head coachDoug Scovil (3rd season)
Home stadiumJack Murphy Stadium
(Capacity: 54,000)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 BYU $ 7 0 0     11 1 0
No. 13 Air Force 5 2 0     10 2 0
Wyoming 5 3 0     7 5 0
New Mexico 4 3 0     6 6 0
Hawaii 3 3 1     5 5 1
Utah 4 4 0     5 6 0
Colorado State 4 4 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 1 6 1     2 9 1
UTEP 0 8 0     2 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1983 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

The team was led by head coach Doug Scovil, in his third year, and played home games at Jack Murphy Stadium[note 1] in San Diego, California. They finished with a record of two wins, nine losses and one tie (2–9–1, 1–6–1 WAC). This was the fewest wins for an Aztec team since they only won one in 1960, and they finished the year with seven straight losses.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 3at Tulsa*L 9–3425,429[1]
September 10California*W 28–1419,853[2]
September 17at UtahL 24–2726,712[3]
September 24at UTEPW 41–3320,181[4]
October 1at HawaiiT 27–2734,153[5]
October 8Long Beach State[note 2]*
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
L 13–2025,232[6]
October 15at Colorado StateL 15–1722,979[7]
October 22BYU
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
L 12–4720,515
October 27at UNLV*L 10–2814,275[8]
November 12Wyomingdagger
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
L 21–3314,530[9]
November 19at New MexicoL 14–3415,143[10]
December 3No. 18 Air Force
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego, CA
L 7–388,444[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft.[14]

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Sean McNanie Defensive End 3 79 Buffalo Bills
Mike Saxon Punter 11 300 Detroit Lions

The following finished their college career in 1983, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[15]

Player Position First NFL Team
Jeff Spek Tight End 1986 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Matt Long Center 1987 Philadelphia Eagles
Mike Wells Tight End 1987 San Francisco 49ers
Trent Collins Defensive Back 1987 New York Jets

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Jim Sandusky
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Matt Long, Off
Jeff Miller, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Matt Long, Off
Thomas Carter, Def
Most Inspirational Player Tim Delaney,
Thomas Carter

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 through 1997.
  2. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tulsa 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ Dave Distel (September 11, 1983). "Aztecs Get Defensive to Defeat Cal". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  3. ^ "Utah 1984 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  4. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  5. ^ "Hawaii 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  6. ^ 49ers Long Beach; 1984 Football media Guide (pamphlet). Long Beach, California: CSULB Athletic Department. 1984.
  7. ^ Hank Wesch (October 16, 1983). "Colorado State Boots Aztecs in Final Seconds". The San Diego Union. San Diego, California. p. H-1. Retrieved January 26, 2017.open access
  8. ^ "Nevada Las Vegas 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  9. ^ Dave Distel (November 13, 1983). "It's Not a Good Day for '83 Homecoming". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  10. ^ Frank Maestas (November 20, 1983). "UNM Clobbers San Diego State To End Season". Albuquerque Journal. Albuquerque, New Mexico. p. F-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  11. ^ Steve Dolan (December 4, 1983). "Aztecs Finish Their Year Appropriately". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. F-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  12. ^ "San Diego State 1983 Schedule". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "1984 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  15. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.