1983 1 2 3 4 Reg Final - OT
Alabama 7 14 10 7 38 45
Air Force 17 14 0 7 38 51
we go to ot at 38, because itís a tourney and I have to have a winner.
AF tied it up with a 3rd and long screen pass that went for a 16 yd td, with 1:20 to go.
ot 1
AF
converted 4th and 11 with 15 yd option!3 yd td pass, 45-38 AF
Bama
all runs except 4 yd screen for td, 45 all.
ot 2
Bama
int off their offensive chart
AF
3 yd option for td and 51-45 win.
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Great fun to watch these two offenses go at it. Alabama Air Force
Love the running! 45 SCORE 51
30 1ST DOWNS 20
558 TOTAL YDS 408
54 RUSH ATT 68
338 RUSH YDS 315
6.3 RUSH AVG 4.6
23 PASS ATT 13
14 PASS COMP 8
236 PASS YDS 94
3 INT THROWN 0
3 FUM LOST 1
6 TURNOVERS 1
5 PENALTIES 4
25 PEN YDS 24
2 SACKED 1
-16 YDS LOST -1
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
West Virginia 7 6 10 10 33
UCLA 7 0 0 7 14
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West Virginia UCLA
WVU just put things together much better than 33 SCORE 14
UCLA, and capped on the Bruin turnovers.UCLA 24 1ST DOWNS 18
did not make defensive stops when they needed 398 TOTAL YDS 358
to.WVU hit 2 FGs from 51 yds. 44 RUSH ATT 36
179 RUSH YDS 167
4.1 RUSH AVG 4.6
32 PASS ATT 27
18 PASS COMP 18
222 PASS YDS 191
0 INT THROWN 0
1 FUM LOST 3
1 TURNOVERS 3
2 PENALTIES 9
15 PEN YDS 83
1 SACKED 0
-3 YDS LOST 0
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Auburn 7 7 0 14 28
Iowa 7 3 0 7 17
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What a great football game.Hard to beat this one. Auburn Iowa
Both teams are very good and showed their 28 SCORE 17
character.I thought Iowa might have passed a 24 1ST DOWNS 19
little more, and I think their success ratios there 439 TOTAL YDS 319
would be very good, but I tried to stay true to 60 RUSH ATT 40
their character and the dice picked more runs. 316 RUSH YDS 141
Very good interaction between the offenses and 5.3 RUSH AVG 3.5
defenses.Auburn's offense put the game on their 14 PASS ATT 20
shoulders, ahead 21-17 with 7 min left in the game. 10 PASS COMP 15
They embarked on a 5 min drive to ice the game. 123 PASS YDS 181
Really fun to watch these two.I could play this 0 INT THROWN 0
matchup all day long.That Auburn offense is great 1 FUM LOST 0
fun to play with. 1 TURNOVERS 0
10 PENALTIES 9
69 PEN YDS 44
0 SACKED 1
0 YDS LOST -3
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Ohio State 0 3 0 14 17
SMU 14 7 7 0 28
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Ohio State SMU
17 SCORE 28
The score shows the game much closer than it 20 1ST DOWNS 22
really was.OSU really could not defend SMU, 358 TOTAL YDS 418
and OSU did not do well with their passing game 28 RUSH ATT 59
either.†† 152 RUSH YDS 275
5.4 RUSH AVG 4.7
33 PASS ATT 21
17 PASS COMP 13
226 PASS YDS 143
2 INT THROWN 1
2 FUM LOST 1
4 TURNOVERS 2
5 PENALTIES 8
36 PEN YDS 60
4 SACKED 0
-20 YDS LOST 0
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Boston College 0 0 14 0 14
Maryland 14 17 10 10 51
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Boston College Maryland
It's not often that I am begging for a game to end. 14 SCORE 51
At least this one had that going for it. 12 1ST DOWNS 31
241 TOTAL YDS 493
22 RUSH ATT 51
91 RUSH YDS 269
4.1 RUSH AVG 5.3
38 PASS ATT 39
14 PASS COMP 23
160 PASS YDS 248
2 INT THROWN 0
3 FUM LOST 0
5 TURNOVERS 0
7 PENALTIES 5
46 PEN YDS 40
2 SACKED 4
-10 YDS LOST -24
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Miami 0 10 7 7 24
Oklahoma State 0 0 0 10 10
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Miami Oklahoma State
The Canes flex their muscles and show how 24 SCORE 10
good they are.Very solid win. 25 1ST DOWNS 12
400 TOTAL YDS 194
44 RUSH ATT 40
174 RUSH YDS 158
4.0 RUSH AVG 4.0
30 PASS ATT 16
22 PASS COMP 8
236 PASS YDS 55
2 INT THROWN 1
1 FUM LOST 1
3 TURNOVERS 2
6 PENALTIES 8
40 PEN YDS 43
1 SACKED 3
-10 YDS LOST -19
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Tennessee 10 13 7 0 30
East Carolina 0 0 7 7 14
ecu does not get a 1st down in the first half, 30 total yds.
halfway thru the 3rd, ecu scores via 102 yd kor. Visitor Home
Tennessee East Carolina
ECU played so badly.Game was not as close 30 SCORE 14
as the score. 22 1ST DOWNS 11
395 TOTAL YDS 169
63 RUSH ATT 37
285 RUSH YDS 109
4.5 RUSH AVG 2.9
22 PASS ATT 19
10 PASS COMP 6
118 PASS YDS 69
2 INT THROWN 1
0 FUM LOST 1
2 TURNOVERS 2
5 PENALTIES 5
32 PEN YDS 51
1 SACKED 1
-8 YDS LOST -9
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Clemson 7 9 7 7 30
Florida State 13 7 7 14 41
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Clemson Florida State
Really fun game.These two teams are so 30 SCORE 41
interesting.Good game overall, but Clemson 28 1ST DOWNS 26
needs a defense to be able to play with FSU. 490 TOTAL YDS 501
This Clemson chart is really on the spot as far 46 RUSH ATT 40
as matching the real team.Very fun to play.And, 240 RUSH YDS 290
FSU has an explosive offense that is fun to play. 5.2 RUSH AVG 7.3
37 PASS ATT 28
21 PASS COMP 18
257 PASS YDS 216
3 INT THROWN 1
1 FUM LOST 1
4 TURNOVERS 2
8 PENALTIES 8
56 PEN YDS 65
1 SACKED 1
-7 YDS LOST -5
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Nebraska 17 6 7 13 43
Air Force 7 3 7 3 20
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Nebraska Air Force
43 SCORE 20
28 1ST DOWNS 14
579 TOTAL YDS 319
68 RUSH ATT 47
511 RUSH YDS 163
7.5 RUSH AVG 3.5
10 PASS ATT 11
4 PASS COMP 7
68 PASS YDS 165
0 INT THROWN 1
1 FUM LOST 0
1 TURNOVERS 1
7 PENALTIES 5
42 PEN YDS 21
0 SACKED 1
0 YDS LOST -9
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Illinois 0 7 7 7 21
West Virginia 3 10 10 7 30
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Illinois West Virginia
21 SCORE 30
22 1ST DOWNS 19
382 TOTAL YDS 393
31 RUSH ATT 43
123 RUSH YDS 119
4.0 RUSH AVG 2.8
50 PASS ATT 31
26 PASS COMP 18
259 PASS YDS 277
5 INT THROWN 2
0 FUM LOST 1
5 TURNOVERS 3
5 PENALTIES 6
38 PEN YDS 31
0 SACKED 1
0 YDS LOST -3
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Michigan 0 0 0 21 21
Auburn 0 7 17 0 24
Football really doesn't get any better than this. Visitor Home
Great game showed much about this era of Michigan Auburn
football.The first half was a good 'ol fashioned 21 SCORE 24
war between two good running teams, and two 22 1ST DOWNS 12
good run defenses.Auburn lossened up Mich with 417 TOTAL YDS 329
a few passes, and then broke a couple of big 52 RUSH ATT 45
runs to spur them to a td and 7-0 ht lead.In the 3rd 214 RUSH YDS 242
Auburn got a 40+ yd pr for a td and 34 yd B option 4.1 RUSH AVG 5.4
to take a commanding 24-0 lead.Even though it 24 PASS ATT 15
was great to watch these teams duel, I really thought 15 PASS COMP 7
it was going to get worse and be a ridiculous blowout. 208 PASS YDS 87
It was actually late in the 4th before Mich scratched 0 INT THROWN 0
the scoreboard, and they recovered an onside kick, 2 FUM LOST 1
and made an amazing effort to comeback.Auburn 2 TURNOVERS 1
recovered two Mich onsides late, one with :30 left 6 PENALTIES 5
to seal it.Mich had got hot passing and even got 35 PEN YDS 50
a 43 yd bomb for a td as their last score.†† 1 SACKED 0
Mich had a 9 play drive going 86 yds for their first -5 YDS LOST 0
td, and a 7 play drive going 72 yds for their 2nd.
They got a few nice QRs down the stretch and I really
think they can compete strongly with this set's elite.
Auburn is a really great squad.††
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
BYU 13 0 14 0 27
SMU 0 17 0 7 24
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BYU SMU
Great game.Better than expected really.Looking 27 SCORE 24
at that BYU passing game, I would think they would 25 1ST DOWNS 21
never be held to less than 40 pts.Lots of impressive 443 TOTAL YDS 341
QR/QT runs by BYU/Young.The QT was especially 21 RUSH ATT 69
important, as SMU gets good pressure there.BYU 127 RUSH YDS 264
pounced on SMU early and it looked like it was 6.0 RUSH AVG 3.8
going to be a route.But, SMU did a nice job of 44 PASS ATT 16
regaining control of the game.The 4th qtr was 29 PASS COMP 7
odd in that it turned into a defensive game 325 PASS YDS 82
completely and BYU actually brings this game to 4 INT THROWN 0
a successful close with their D.It was just a great 0 FUM LOST 0
matchup between a passing team and a running 4 TURNOVERS 0
team and very fun to watch.It had good pace 7 PENALTIES 4
and the momentum swings were good.Nice game. 39 PEN YDS 29
1 SACKED 1
-9 YDS LOST -5
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Florida 7 0 7 3 17
Maryland 3 0 0 13 16
just after fla hits a fg to extend to 17-10 with only 1:10 left, md rets ko 67 yds!
md comp an 11 yd blp for a td with only 10 sec left, but misses the 2 pt try via inc pass (both off and def)
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Florida Maryland
Pretty sure these two could not give a better game 17 SCORE 16
than this was.One of the best games I have ever 22 1ST DOWNS 20
played.Not THE best, but top 10 stuff.The finish 441 TOTAL YDS 365
helped the greatness of the game itself.I was 43 RUSH ATT 34
surprised all day that both teams moved the ball, 233 RUSH YDS 100
but just could not score.MD missed 2 FGAs in 5.4 RUSH AVG 2.9
the game which was huge.Fla is the better team, 32 PASS ATT 32
but MD quite a test.A war of a game. 22 PASS COMP 22
225 PASS YDS 273
3 INT THROWN 1
0 FUM LOST 1
3 TURNOVERS 2
9 PENALTIES 4
63 PEN YDS 25
2 SACKED 1
-17 YDS LOST -8
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Georgia 0 3 10 15 28
Miami 7 14 7 3 31
unbelievably ga comes back late in the 4th with a few comps and get a 32 yd td pass
to move it to 28-20 miami, ga recovers the onside kick, and scores another td on an 18 yd pass
with only :50 left, ga gets the 2 pt conv via run to tie it at 28.
unreal, miami actually comps a 42 yd pass (poor def) and then a 7 yd sop to set up
the game winning fg from 29, which they make for an amazing win, 31-28.
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Georgia Miami
Miami was incredible with 3rd and long 28 SCORE 31
conversions all through the first half. 17 1ST DOWNS 19
385 TOTAL YDS 376
55 RUSH ATT 36
228 RUSH YDS 159
4.1 RUSH AVG 4.4
25 PASS ATT 28
9 PASS COMP 17
168 PASS YDS 224
2 INT THROWN 2
0 FUM LOST 2
2 TURNOVERS 4
6 PENALTIES 8
56 PEN YDS 45
1 SACKED 1
-11 YDS LOST -7
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 0 0 7 21 28
Tennessee 0 14 0 7 21
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A tremendous game, in so many ways.This has Pittsburgh Tennessee
to be one of the best games I've played, in the top 28 SCORE 21
10 for sure, among so many.Pitt INTs a Tenn pass 23 1ST DOWNS 16
on 4th and goal from the 2 with less than 1 minute 469 TOTAL YDS 385
to play to preserve the win.Great swings in 43 RUSH ATT 32
momentum. 234 RUSH YDS 83
5.4 RUSH AVG 2.6
42 PASS ATT 34
21 PASS COMP 19
249 PASS YDS 308
1 INT THROWN 2
0 FUM LOST 2
1 TURNOVERS 4
11 PENALTIES 5
61 PEN YDS 31
2 SACKED 1
-14 YDS LOST -6
1983 1 2 3 4 ot1 FINAL
Texas 7 7 3 0 7 24
Florida State 6 0 0 11 0 17
ot 1
tex
all runs , 2 yd td run 24-17
fsu
fail to convert 4th and goal from the 4, inc pass both off and def, game over
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Texas Florida State
Classic Texas style football game.FSU lucky to 24 SCORE 17
get it to ot. 15 1ST DOWNS 16
248 TOTAL YDS 335
58 RUSH ATT 39
164 RUSH YDS 117
2.8 RUSH AVG 3.0
13 PASS ATT 40
7 PASS COMP 21
93 PASS YDS 223
0 INT THROWN 4
2 FUM LOST 1
2 TURNOVERS 5
7 PENALTIES 9
42 PEN YDS 50
1 SACKED 1
-9 YDS LOST -5
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Nebraska 7 7 0 7 21
West Virginia 10 0 6 0 16
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Nebraska West Virginia
Good game.One of those nobody ought to lose 21 SCORE 16
games.NU missed 3 FGAs in the game.NU wins 17 1ST DOWNS 15
with a goalline stand in the final seconds. 402 TOTAL YDS 295
58 RUSH ATT 37
292 RUSH YDS 93
5.0 RUSH AVG 2.5
12 PASS ATT 29
8 PASS COMP 14
111 PASS YDS 202
0 INT THROWN 2
2 FUM LOST 0
2 TURNOVERS 2
13 PENALTIES 9
65 PEN YDS 59
1 SACKED 0
1983 1 2 3 4 REG -1 YDS LOST 0
Auburn 7 3 14 14 38
BYU 10 0 7 21 38
ot1 ot2 ot3 FINAL
Auburn 7 7 6 58
BYU 7 7 3 55
unreal game, aub loses fum and byu completes
4 straight passes totalling 56 yds to tie at after being down 38-17
ot 1
byu
16 yd td pass, 2 play drive, 45-38 byu
auburn
all runs and easy for the tigers 45 all
ot 2
auburn
all runs again, td, 52-45
byu
3 yd td pass, uneasy drive, 52 all
ot 3
byu
off 10 damages drive, and byu settles for 21 yd fg, 55-52 byu
auburn
a 3rd and 8 draw play goes the distance, 23 yds, td and win to tigers 58-55
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Auburn BYU
Out of sight game.Just great.OT seems to weaken 58 SCORE 55
games like this for me for some reason.Wasn't too 30 1ST DOWNS 22
much doubt all day long that Auburn is the better 544 TOTAL YDS 467
team.Nice to see the Tigers overcome such a great 80 RUSH ATT 28
passing team with not much pass defense.Young 421 RUSH YDS 84
is maybe the best QT runner I've ever seen in BB. 5.3 RUSH AVG 3.0
BYU could stand to use an all out dbp strategy. 16 PASS ATT 57
7 PASS COMP 37
129 PASS YDS 390
3 INT THROWN 3
2 FUM LOST 1
5 TURNOVERS 4
8 PENALTIES 7
45 PEN YDS 46
1 SACKED 1
-6 YDS LOST -7
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Miami 0 13 3 7 23
Florida 10 14 0 6 30
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Miami Florida
Turnover conversions spelled most of the scoring in 23 SCORE 30
the first half, and the game settled down some in the 15 1ST DOWNS 15
2nd, but Miami just turned the ball over too much to 279 TOTAL YDS 381
come back against a team like Florida.The Gators 31 RUSH ATT 43
ran the ball well in the 2nd half, securing the win. 96 RUSH YDS 212
3.1 RUSH AVG 4.9
45 PASS ATT 32
19 PASS COMP 19
193 PASS YDS 169
2 INT THROWN 1
5 FUM LOST 2
7 TURNOVERS 3
6 PENALTIES 5
39 PEN YDS 45
1 SACKED 0
-10 YDS LOST 0
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Pittsburgh 0 0 0 0 0
Texas 7 0 0 3 10
tex 43 yd int ret to make it 7-0 late 1st
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Pittsburgh Texas
Pretty amazing football game.Never had a game 0 SCORE 10
where only TD was per the defense.Really great 14 1ST DOWNS 12
low scoring game. 173 TOTAL YDS 219
36 RUSH ATT 55
111 RUSH YDS 117
3.1 RUSH AVG 2.1
31 PASS ATT 10
10 PASS COMP 5
82 PASS YDS 116
4 INT THROWN 0
1 FUM LOST 2
5 TURNOVERS 2
7 PENALTIES 13
55 PEN YDS 111
2 SACKED 2
-20 YDS LOST -14
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Nebraska 7 7 0 7 21
Auburn 10 7 10 3 30
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Very fine game, tons of fun.It felt like I was there Nebraska Auburn
as both offenses really showed their styles.Auburn 21 SCORE 30
saves their best game of the tourney for NU.The 16 1ST DOWNS 32
Tigers are just unstopable and play an amazingly 377 TOTAL YDS 523
strong and clean game. 45 RUSH ATT 69
And NU was stacked against the run! 293 RUSH YDS 427
6.5 RUSH AVG 6.2
17 PASS ATT 17
6 PASS COMP 10
84 PASS YDS 96
0 INT THROWN 0
1 FUM LOST 0
1 TURNOVERS 0
3 PENALTIES 1
20 PEN YDS 4
0 SACKED 0
0 YDS LOST 0
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Florida 3 13 3 0 19
Texas 0 7 3 3 13
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Florida Texas
Florida dominates the first half, but Texas gets 19 SCORE 13
field position off a turnover and scores a TD 21 1ST DOWNS 12
just before halftime.Itís not often you see a team 343 TOTAL YDS 200
run the hurry up with nothing but runs.It was 45 RUSH ATT 52
more like Texas football in the 2nd half, but it was 158 RUSH YDS 138
a constant struggle for the Horns.The Florida offense 3.5 RUSH AVG 2.7
is just way too versatile for Texas.They do it all 31 PASS ATT 14
very well.†† 19 PASS COMP 4
185 PASS YDS 71
4 INT THROWN 2
1 FUM LOST 2
5 TURNOVERS 4
6 PENALTIES 12
44 PEN YDS 89
0 SACKED 1
0 YDS LOST -9
1983 1 2 3 4 FINAL
Auburn 3 7 0 10 20
Florida 0 7 10 7 24
Fla gets the ball at their 11 with 2:30 left in the game.They go 89 yds on
13 plays, drive started with 32 yd end run, 3 runs 37 yds,
7 of 10 passing for 52 yds
9 yd td pass
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20 SCORE 24
Wow.Really great game.This was one of the 20 1ST DOWNS 24
top 5 or so games I have ever played.I was 319 TOTAL YDS 424
really pulling for Auburn, as they have proven to 53 RUSH ATT 40
be the best chart overall.But, the real thing that 225 RUSH YDS 171
made this such a great game was that it may have 4.2 RUSH AVG 4.3
been the best strategy involved game I have had 19 PASS ATT 38
with Eddie's charts.Both teams utilize a customized 6 PASS COMP 26
offense, Auburn a modification of the option gameplan 94 PASS YDS 253
and Florida a mod of the balanced gameplan.The 0 INT THROWN 2
strategy for Florida was to key the Auburn run, because 2 FUM LOST 2
the Gators have a very strong pass defense, perhaps 2 TURNOVERS 4
they could get away with it.The task for the Tigers 4 PENALTIES 5
then became, can they run against a defense stacked 25 PEN YDS 36
against them and will a slightly heavier BLP ratio 0 SACKED 0
help overcome that.That was great fun to watch 0 YDS LOST 0
go back and forth all day.On the other side of the
ball, Florida has proven to be extremely tough to
defend because they are SO dangerous at both the
run and pass.Florida's gameplan leans to the run, but
with Auburn's pass defense, there is no way they can
key the run, so they stayed balanced.It almost
paid off for Auburn.But, that last drive wins the tourney
for Florida, who proved just do difficult to defend the
whole field against.Really nice balanced offense.††
Auburn really did most of the things they needed to do.
While Florida still stopped their passes, Auburn got a few
key completions and even more key QRs.And, they did
still beat the B defense some of the game with their running.
Just a superb game strategically.The FG for Auburn in the 4th
was a short one, and they needed a TD on that drive.
It was 17-10 Fla going into the 4th, then 17-13, then Auburn
took the lead 20-17, which is where I thought it would land.
Great game!!