1983 Tampa Bay Bandits Game-by-Game Results

United States Football League (USFL)
Team Record: 11-7
Finishing 3rd in the USFL's Central Division
Coach: Steve Spurrier (11-7)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Attendance: 359,195, Avg. 39,911 in 9 home dates
1983 Tampa Bay Bandits Statistics
1983 Tampa Bay Bandits Roster

The Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League ended the 1983 season with a record of 11 wins and 7 losses, finishing third in the USFL's Central Division.

The Bandits scored 363 points, but the defense conceded 378. Jimmy Jordan tossed for 1,831 yards, while Mike Kelley and John Reaves took a significant amount of snaps also. Danny Buggs paced the receiving corps, snagging 76 passes for 1,146 yards, while Eric Truvillion provided receiving help as well.

Greg Boone carried the ball for a team-best 694 yards for Tampa Bay, while Sam Platt additionally contributed to the rushing attack.

Jeff George picked off 6 opponent throws. Fred Nordgren topped the defensive unit with 15 quarterback sacks, helping propel the defense to an overall total of 59 sacks.

Steve Spurrier coached the team.

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Regular Season Points For: 364
Regular Season Points Against: 378

Date Game Res Home Road Record
March 6, 1983 Boston Breakers 17 at Tampa Bay Bandits 21 W 1-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0
March 12, 1983 Michigan Panthers 7 at Tampa Bay Bandits 19 W 2-0-0 0-0-0 2-0-0
March 20, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 32 at New Jersey Generals 9 W 2-0-0 1-0-0 3-0-0
March 27, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 27 at Philadelphia Stars 22 W 2-0-0 2-0-0 4-0-0
April 2, 1983 Chicago Blitz 42 at Tampa Bay Bandits 3 L 2-1-0 2-0-0 4-1-0
April 9, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 22 at Denver Gold 16 W 2-1-0 3-0-0 5-1-0 OT
April 18, 1983 Los Angeles Express 18 at Tampa Bay Bandits 13 L 2-2-0 3-0-0 5-2-0
April 24, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 30 at Washington Federals 23 W 2-2-0 4-0-0 6-2-0
April 30, 1983 Philadelphia Stars 24 at Tampa Bay Bandits 10 L 2-3-0 4-0-0 6-3-0
May 8, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 17 at Oakland Invaders 10 W 2-3-0 5-0-0 7-3-0
May 15, 1983 Arizona Wranglers 14 at Tampa Bay Bandits 20 W 3-3-0 5-0-0 8-3-0
May 21, 1983 Oakland Invaders 9 at Tampa Bay Bandits 29 W 4-3-0 5-0-0 9-3-0
May 30, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 7 at Michigan Panthers 43 L 4-3-0 5-1-0 9-4-0
June 5, 1983 Birmingham Stallions 17 at Tampa Bay Bandits 45 W 5-3-0 5-1-0 10-4-0
June 12, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 9 at Chicago Blitz 31 L 5-3-0 5-2-0 10-5-0
June 19, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 17 at Boston Breakers 24 L 5-3-0 5-3-0 10-6-0
June 27, 1983 Denver Gold 23 at Tampa Bay Bandits 26 W 6-3-0 5-3-0 11-6-0
July 2, 1983 Tampa Bay Bandits 17 at Birmingham Stallions 29 L 6-3-0 5-4-0 11-7-0


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