1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Ohio State 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: 83,112)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#NR/15 Michigan 8 1 0     8 4 0
#12/12 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 Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Baylor* #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–14   88,622
September 18 at Michigan State #12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 31–10   73,483
September 25 Stanford* #13 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 20–23   89,436
October 2 Florida State* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 17–34   89,491
October 9 Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–6   88,344
October 16 at #15 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 26–21   73,488
October 23 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 49–25   52,040
October 30 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 38–6   89,341
November 6 Minnesota Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–10   87,666
November 13 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 40–28   30,074
November 20 #13 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 24–14   90,252
December 17 vs. BYU* #17 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) W 47–17   52,533
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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]



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