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1983 Oakland Invaders Game-by-Game Results

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 9-9
Finishing 1st in the USFL's Pacific Division
Lost Semifinal
Coach: John Ralston (9-9)
Location: Oakland, California
Attendance: 275,594, Avg. 30,622 in 9 home dates
1983 Oakland Invaders Statistics
1983 Oakland Invaders Roster

The Oakland Invaders of the United States Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 9 wins and 9 losses, finishing first in the USFL's Pacific Division.

The Invaders ran up 319 points, and the defense conceded 317. Fred Besana directed the offense, passing for 3,980 yards. Raymond Chester snagged 68 passes for 951 yards. Wyatt Henderson, Gordon Banks and Arthur Whittington each contributed to the receiving game, too.

Arthur Whittington carried the ball for a team-best 1,043 yards for Oakland.

Kenny Daniel and Marcus Quinn each seized 4 opponent throws. Cedrick Hardman and Monte Bennett each sacked opposing passers 8 times.

John Ralston coached the team. The 1983 Oakland Invaders lost in the Semifinal.

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Regular Season Points For: 319
Regular Season Points Against: 317

Date Game Res Home Road Record
March 6, 1983 Oakland Invaders 24 at Arizona Wranglers 0 W 0-0-0 1-0-0 1-0-0
March 13, 1983 Birmingham Stallions 20 at Oakland Invaders 14 L 0-1-0 1-0-0 1-1-0 OT
March 19, 1983 Oakland Invaders 33 at Michigan Panthers 27 W 0-1-0 2-0-0 2-1-0
March 28, 1983 Oakland Invaders 12 at Denver Gold 22 L 0-1-0 2-1-0 2-2-0
April 3, 1983 Oakland Invaders 7 at Los Angeles Express 10 L 0-1-0 2-2-0 2-3-0
April 10, 1983 Oakland Invaders 26 at Boston Breakers 7 W 0-1-0 3-2-0 3-3-0
April 16, 1983 Philadelphia Stars 17 at Oakland Invaders 7 L 0-2-0 3-2-0 3-4-0
April 24, 1983 Oakland Invaders 9 at Birmingham Stallions 21 L 0-2-0 3-3-0 3-5-0
May 2, 1983 Arizona Wranglers 20 at Oakland Invaders 34 W 1-2-0 3-3-0 4-5-0
May 8, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 17 at Oakland Invaders 10 L 1-3-0 3-3-0 4-6-0
May 16, 1983 Washington Federals 27 at Oakland Invaders 34 W 2-3-0 3-3-0 5-6-0
May 21, 1983 Oakland Invaders 9 at Tampa Bay Bandits 29 L 2-3-0 3-4-0 5-7-0
May 29, 1983 Los Angeles Express 10 at Oakland Invaders 20 W 3-3-0 3-4-0 6-7-0
June 4, 1983 New Jersey Generals 21 at Oakland Invaders 34 W 4-3-0 3-4-0 7-7-0
June 13, 1983 Denver Gold 10 at Oakland Invaders 16 W 5-3-0 3-4-0 8-7-0
June 20, 1983 Oakland Invaders 6 at Philadelphia Stars 12 L 5-3-0 3-5-0 8-8-0
June 25, 1983 Boston Breakers 16 at Oakland Invaders 17 W 6-3-0 3-5-0 9-8-0
July 3, 1983 Oakland Invaders 7 at Chicago Blitz 31 L 6-3-0 3-6-0 9-9-0
July 10, 1983 Oakland Invaders 21 at Michigan Panthers 37 L 0-0-0 0-1-0 0-1-0 Divisional Playoffs