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The 1983 Rose Bowl was held on January 1, 1983 in Pasadena, California, pitting the No. 11 California Bears against the No. 5 Michigan State Spartans. The Spartans dominated the Bears to give the Lakes Conference its first Rose Bowl victory since 1979 and the Spartans their first Elite Series victory since 1975. The game was Hank Cobb's final as Spartans head coach, and he was carried off the field following the 34-16 victory.