| August–November 1983|
| December 3–17, 1983|
| Ralph Stocker Stadium
Grand Junction, CO|1983 NAIA Division I football season Wikipedia
The 1983 NAIA Division I football season, as part of the 1983 college football season in the United States and the 28th season of college football sponsored by the NAIA, was the 14th season of play of the NAIA's top division for football.
The season was played from August to November 1983 and culminated in the 1983 NAIA Champion Bowl, played this year on December 17, 1983 at Ralph Stocker Stadium in Grand Junction, Colorado on the campus of Mesa College (now Colorado Mesa).
Carson–Newman defeated Mesa in the Champion Bowl, 36–28, to win their first NAIA national title.