1983 Boston College Eagles football team

The 1983 Boston College Eagles football team represented Boston College in the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Eagles were led by third-year head coach Jack Bicknell, and played their home games at Alumni Stadium in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts and Sullivan Stadium (now Foxboro Stadium) in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Junior quarterback Doug Flutie threw for over 2,700 yards and finished 3rd in the Heisman voting, leading Boston College to their first ranked finish in 41 years. They met their rivals, Notre Dame, in the 1983 Liberty Bowl.

1983 Boston College Eagles football
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Liberty Bowl, L 18–19 vs. Notre Dame
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 20
APNo. 19
1983 record9–3
Head coachJack Bicknell (3rd season)
Captains
Home stadiumAlumni Stadium
(Capacity: 32,000)
Sullivan Stadium (alternate)
(Capacity: 60,292)
Seasons
← 1982
1984 →
1983 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Miami           11 1 0
Virginia Tech           9 2 0
No. 19 Boston College           9 3 0
No. 16 West Virginia           9 3 0
No. 20 East Carolina           8 3 0
No. 18 Pittsburgh           8 3 1
Penn State           8 4 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Memphis State           6 4 1
Florida State           8 4 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Cincinnati           4 6 1
Southwestern Louisiana           4 6 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
Louisville           3 8 0
Navy           3 8 0
Rutgers           3 8 0
Army           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 3Morgan StateW 45–12
September 10Clemson
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA (rivalry)
W 31–16
September 17at RutgersW 42–22
September 24No. 12 West VirginiaNo. 19
  • Alumni Stadium
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
L 17–27
October 1at TempleW 18–15
October 8at YaleW 42–7
October 29Penn StateNo. 19W 27–17
November 5at ArmyNo. 16W 34–14
November 12at SyracuseNo. 13L 10–21
November 19vs. Holy CrossNo. 18
  • Sullivan Stadium
  • Foxborough, MA (rivalry)
W 47–7
November 25No. 13 AlabamaNo. 15
  • Sullivan Stadium
  • Foxborough, MA
W 20–13
December 29vs. Notre DameNo. 13L 18–19
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[1]

RosterEdit

1983 Boston College Eagles football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 22 Doug Flutie Jr
WR 20 Gerard Phelan Jr
WR 3 Chris Tripucka Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 17 Tony Thurman Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1983 Boston College Eagles Schedule & Results". Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved May 12, 2017.