1983 Boston University Terriers football team

American college football season

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1983 Boston University Terriers football
Yankee Conference co-champion
ConferenceYankee Conference
Record9–4 (4–1 Yankee)
Head coach
Defensive coordinatorEd Sweeney (6th season)
Home stadiumNickerson Field
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Yankee Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. T–13 Boston University +^ 4 1 0 9 4 0
Connecticut + 4 1 0 5 6 0
No. 20 New Hampshire 3 2 0 7 3 0
Rhode Island 2 3 0 6 4 0
UMass 2 3 0 3 8 0
Maine 0 5 0 4 6 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from NCAA Division I-AA Football Committee poll

The 1983 Boston University Terriers football team was an American football team that represented Boston University as a member of the Yankee Conference during the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season. In their seventh season under head coach Rick Taylor, the Terriers compiled a 9–4 record (4–1 against conference opponents), tied for the conference championship, lost to Furman in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Division I-AA Football Championship playoffs, and outscored opponents by a total of 315 to 198.[1]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 10at Holy Cross*L 3–1415,231[2]
September 17New HampshireW 13–3
September 24at MaineW 28–14
October 1at ColgateL 17–348,000[3]
October 8at RichmondW 26–17
October 15Rhode Island
  • Nickerson Field
  • Boston, MA
W 24–227,343
October 22at UMassL 21–24
October 29Cornell
  • Nickerson Field
  • Boston, MA
W 41–02,228[4]
November 5Connecticut
  • Nickerson Field
  • Boston, MA
W 17–7
November 12Bucknell*
  • Nickerson Field
  • Boston, MA
W 35–81,612[5]
November 19Morgan State
  • Nickerson Field
  • Boston, MA
W 50–0
November 27at Eastern KentuckyW 24–20
December 4at Furman*
L 16–357,879[6]
  • *Non-conference game

References

  1. ^ "Boston Yearly Results 1980-1984". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  2. ^ MacMullan, Jackie (September 11, 1983). "Fenerty, HC Befuddle BU". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 71 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ MacMullan, Jackie (October 2, 1983). "Colgate's Home Cooking Burns BU". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 55 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Singelais, Neil (October 30, 1983). "Big Efforts Give BU Effortless Victory". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 60 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ Monahan, Bob (November 13, 1983). "Lewis, BU Batter Bucknell". Boston Sunday Globe. Boston, Mass. p. 68 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "BU and Holy Cross end up by losing out". The Boston Globe. December 5, 1983. Retrieved November 30, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
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