1983 Long Beach State 49ers football team

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1983 Long Beach State 49ers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1983 record8–4 (3–3 PCAA)
Head coach
Home stadium Veterans Stadium
(Capacity: 11,600)
Seasons
  1982
1984  
1983 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L T  W L T
Cal State Fullerton $600  840
Utah State 420  650
Long Beach State 330  840
Fresno State 330  740
San Jose State 330  560
Pacific (CA) 240  480
UNLV 060  0110
  • $ Conference champion
  • Records adjusted for UNLV's forfeit of all 7 victories

The 1983 Long Beach State 49ers football team represented California State University, Long Beach [note 1] during the 1983 NCAA Division I-A football season.

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Cal State Long Beach competed in the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. [note 2] The team was led by seventh-year head coach Dave Currey, and played home games at Veterans Stadium adjacent to the campus of Long Beach City College in Long Beach, California, with one game at Anaheim Stadium in Anaheim, California . They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4, 3–3 PCAA).

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 35:00 pmat Kansas State *W 28–2028,700
September 101:00 pmat Cal State Fullerton L 19–25 [1] 5,980
September 1710:30 pmat Hawaii *W 23–2146,350
October 17:30 pm Texas A&I [note 3] *W 46–104,287
October 81:30 pmat San Diego State *W 20–13 [2] 25,232
October 157:30 pmat Pacific (CA) W 28–16 [3] 8,100
October 221:30 pm San Jose State
  • Veteran's Stadium
  • Long Beach, California
L 9–186,636
October 291:30 pmat Eastern Washington *L 17–20 [4] 2,200
November 512:30 pmat Montana *W 38–14 [5] 7,125
November 121:30 pm Fresno State [note 4] Dagger-14-plain.png
  • Veteran's Stadium
  • Long Beach, California
L 3–7 [6] 2,017
November 191:00 pmat UNLV W 24–21 [7] 17,955
November 251:30 pm Utah State
  • Veteran's Stadium
  • Long Beach, California
W 6–33,878
  • *Non-conference game
  • Dagger-14-plain.pngHomecoming
  • All times are in Pacific time

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Team players in the NFL

The following were selected in the 1984 NFL Draft. [11]

PlayerPositionRoundOverallNFL team
David Howard Linebacker367 Minnesota Vikings
John PuzarCenter8216 Seattle Seahawks

The following finished their Cal State Long Beach career in 1983, were not drafted, but played in the NFL. [12]

PlayerPositionFirst NFL Team
Scott ByersDefensive back 1984 San Diego Chargers

Notes

  1. 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.
  2. The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. Texas A&M University–Kingsville was known as Texas A&I University from 1967 to 1993.
  4. The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.

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