|1983 Nicholls State Colonels football|
|Head coach||Sonny Jackson (3rd season)|
|Home stadium||John L. Guidry Stadium|
|1983 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings|
|#3 Holy Cross ^||0||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||1|
|#17 Tennessee State||0||–||0||–||0||8||–||2||–||1|
|#7 Colgate ^||0||–||0||–||0||8||–||3||–||0|
|William & Mary||0||–||0||–||0||6||–||5||–||0|
Rankings from Div I-AA Football Committee poll
The 1983 Nicholls State Colonels football team represented Nicholls State University in the 1983 NCAA Division I-AA football season. The Colonels were led by third-year head coach Sonny Jackson. They played their home games at John L. Guidry Stadium and were an NCAA Division I-AA Independent. They finished the season 5–6.
The Colonels finished the season 7–4 as an NCAA Division I-AA Independent.
|September 3||Lamar||W 21–14|
|September 10||at Troy State (Division II)||L 25–33|
|September 24||at McNeese State||W 30–27|
|October 1||Jackson State||L 20–27|
|October 8||Southern||L 20–21|
|October 15||at Northeast Louisiana||L 27–47|
|October 22||Illinois State||L 29–34|
|October 29||Southwest Missouri State||W 33–7|
|November 5||Northwestern State||L 21–24|
|November 12||at Central Florida (Division II)||W 37–14|
|November 19||at Southeastern Louisiana||W 6–0|
- "Nicholls State University Athletics - 1983 Football Schedule" (PDF). Nicholls State University Department of Athletics. p. 63. Retrieved September 24, 2017.
- Troy Football Media Guide (PDF). troytrojans.com. p. 168. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
- "ULM Football Media Guide" (PDF). ulmathletics.com. p. 102. Retrieved September 24, 2017.