1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #10
1982 record 9–3
Head coach Foge Fazio (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Daniels (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
Defensive coordinator Charlie Bailey (1st year)
Base defense Multiple Front
Home stadium Pitt Stadium
(Capacity: 56,500)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Penn State           11 1 0
#13 Florida State           9 3 0
#10 Pittsburgh           9 3 0
#19 West Virginia           9 3 0
Boston College           8 3 1
Southwestern Louisiana           7 3 1
East Carolina           7 4 0
Miami           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Notre Dame           6 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Georgia Tech           6 5 0
Navy           6 5 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
Army           4 7 0
South Carolina           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
William & Mary           3 8 0
North Texas           2 9 0
Syracuse           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Richmond           0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1982 college football season.

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Thu. Sep. 9 9:00 p.m. #5 North Carolina #1 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 7–6   54,449
Sat. Sep. 18 7:00 p.m. at Florida State #2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 37–17   56,236
Sat. Sep. 25 2:00 p.m. at #19 Illinois #3 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 20–3   71,547
Sat. Oct. 2 12:30 p.m. #14 West Virginia #2 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ABC W 16–13   57,250
Sat. Oct. 16 1:30 p.m. Templedagger #3 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 38–7   57,250
Sat. Oct. 23 1:30 p.m. at Syracuse #2 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 14–0   42,321
Sat. Oct. 30 1:30 p.m. Louisville #1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 63–14   53,017
Sat. Nov. 6 1:30 p.m. Notre Dame #1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) ESPN L 16–31   60,162
Sat. Nov. 13 1:30 p.m. at Army #8 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPN W 24–6   40,475
Sat. Nov. 20 1:30 p.m. Rutgers #6 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 52–6   46,728
Fri. Nov. 26 12:00 p.m. at #2 Penn State #5 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 10–19   85,522
Sat. Jan. 1 1:30 p.m. vs. #4 SMU #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 3–7   60,359
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Coaching staff[edit]

1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football staff
Coaching Staff
  • Foge Fazio – Head Coach
  • Joe Moore – Assistant Head Coach/Offensive Line
  • Charlie Bailey – Defensive Coordinator/Linebackers
  • Joe Daniels – Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks
  • Bob Davie – Defensive Ends
  • Anthony Folinio – Defensive Backs
  • Joe Naunchik – Receivers
  • Don Thompson – Defensive Line
  • Andy Urbanic – Running Backs
  Support Staff
  • Alex Kramer – Administrative Assistant
  • Joe Duff – Recruiting Coordinator
  • John Latina – Part-Time Assistant/Tight Ends
  • Jim Miceli – Part-Time Assistant/Defensive Line
  • Desmond Robinson – Part-Time Assistant/Defensive Backs
  • Mike Sherman – Part-Time Assistant/Offensive Line
  Strength and Conditioning Staff
  • Buddy Morris – Weight Training Coordinator

Game summaries[edit]

West Virginia[edit]

#14 West Virginia at #2 Pittsburgh
1 2 3 4 Total
West Virginia 3 0 3 7 13
• Pittsburgh 0 0 0 16 16

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Covert Tackle 1 6 Chicago Bears
Tim Lewis Defensive Back 1 11 Green Bay Packers
Dan Marino Quarterback 1 27 Miami Dolphins
Bryan Thomas Running Back 5 132 Green Bay Packers
Dave Puzzuoli Defensive Tackle 6 149 Cleveland Browns
Ron Sams Guard 6 160 Green Bay Packers
Rich Kraynak Linebacker 8 201 Philadelphia Eagles
Rob Fada Guard 9 230 Chicago Bears
Julius Dawkins Wide Receiver 12 320 Buffalo Bills

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References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=215&season=1982
  2. ^ "Pitt Rallies Late, Nips W. Virginia." Gainesville Sun. 1982 Oct 3.
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1983.htm