1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Holiday Bowl Champions
Holiday Bowl, W 47–17 vs. BYU
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #12
1982 record 9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce
MVP Tim Spencer
Captain
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,290)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan 8 1 0     8 4 0
#12 Ohio State 7 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa 6 2 0     8 4 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 5 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 3 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 1 8 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1982-1983. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1982 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California, where they won 47–17 against the Brigham Young Cougars.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 1:30 PM Baylor* #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–14   88,622
September 18 1:00 PM at Michigan State #12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 31–10   73,483
September 25 12:30 PM Stanford* #13 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH ABC L 20–23   89,436
October 2 1:30 PM Florida State* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 17–34   89,491
October 9 1:30 PM Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–6   88,344
October 16 2:00 PM at #15 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Illibuck Trophy) W 26–21   73,488
October 23 3:30 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ABC W 49–25   52,040
October 30 1:30 PM Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 38–6   89,341
November 6 1:30 PM Minnesota Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–10   87,666
November 13 2:00 PM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 40–28   30,074
November 20 12:30 PM #13 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH (The Game) CBS W 24–14   90,252
December 17 9:00 PM vs. BYU* #17 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 47–17   52,533
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Earle Bruce - Head Coach (4th year)
  • Dom Capers - Defensive Backs (1st year)
  • Randy Hart - Defensive Line (1st year)
  • Glen Mason - Offensive Coordinator (5th year)
  • Bill Myles - Offensive Line (6th year)
  • Fred Pagac - Defensive Linebackers (1st year)
  • Wayne Stanley - Running Backs (4th year)
  • Bob Tucker - Defensive Coordinator (4th year)
  • Fred Zechman - Quarterbacks/Receivers (4th year)

Season summary[edit]

Baylor[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Baylor 0 7 7 0 14
Ohio State 7 7 0 7 21
  • Date: September 11
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH


Michigan State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 3 7 0 21 31
Michigan St 7 0 3 0 10
  • Date: September 18
  • Location: Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI

[1]

Stanford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Stanford 0 0 13 10 23
Ohio State 3 10 0 7 20
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH

[2]



Florida State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Florida St 7 14 0 13 34
Ohio State 10 7 0 0 17
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 89,491

[3]


Wisconsin[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Wisconsin 6 0 0 0 6
Ohio State 0 0 0 0 0
  • Date: October 9
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH

[4]


Purdue[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 3 3 0 0 6
Ohio State 14 3 14 7 38
  • Date: October 30
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH

[5]



Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 7 0 7 0 14
Ohio State 0 14 0 10 24
  • Date: November 20
  • Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
  • Game attendance: 90,252
  • TV announcers (CBS): Gary Bender

[6]



Holiday Bowl[edit]

1982 Holiday Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Ohio State 3 14 17 13 47
BYU 0 10 0 7 17
  • Date: December 17
  • Location: Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • Game attendance: 52,533
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Fred White & Irv Brown

[7]


Depth Chart[edit]

Defense


FS
Kelvin Bell


ROLB ILB ILB LOLB
Curt Curtis Glen Cobb Marcus Marek Rowland Tatum
Byron Lee Larry Kolic Orlando Lowry
ROV
Doug Hill
Lamar Kuechler
CB
Shaun Gayle
Doyle Lewis


DE NT DE
Chris Riehm Spencer Nelms Jerome Foster
Kirk Lowdermilk Dave Crecilius
CB
Garcia Lane
Offense
SE
Gary Williams
Thad Jemison
LT LG C RG RT
William Roberts Scott Zalenski Craig Pack Joe Lukens Jim Carson
Mark Krerowicz Jim Lachey Joe Dooley Joe Smith
TE
John Frank
Brad Dwelle
FL
Cedric Anderson
Ray Myers
QB
Mike Tomczak
Brent Offenbecher
FB
Vaughn Broadnax
Keith Byars
Special Teams
PK Rich Spangler
P Karl Edwards



RB
Tim Spencer
Jimmy Gayle


[8]



1983 NFL draftees[edit]

Player Round Pick Position NFL Club
Jerome Foster 5 139 Defensive End Houston Oilers
Gary Williams 11 304 Wide Receiver Cincinnati Bengals
Joe Lukens 11 306 Guard Miami Dolphins
Tim Spencer 11 307 Running Back San Diego Chargers

References[edit]

Win/Loss statistics
Draft data