1982 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1982 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 21–15 vs. Illinois
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
1982 record 8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach Bear Bryant (25th year)
Captain Eddie Lowe
Captain Steve Mott
Home stadium Bryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 60,210)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Georgia $ 6 0 0     11 1 0
#11 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1     6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0     4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0     0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 88th overall and 49th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 25th and final year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished season with eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 3–3 in the SEC) and with a victory over Illinois in the Liberty Bowl.

Alabama was 5–0 after they defeated Penn State 42–21, with the decisive play coming when a Penn State player blocked his own team's punt.[1] But after that it was all downhill. Paul Bryant's last season as Alabama football coach saw a nine-game winning streak against Auburn and eleven-game winning streaks against Tennessee and LSU all come to an end. The loss to Southern Miss was Alabama's first loss in Tuscaloosa since 1963, breaking a 57-game win streak in Bryant–Denny Stadium. Coach Bryant retired after Alabama's bowl victory against Illinois and died less than one month later, on January 26, 1983.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 12:30 p.m. at Georgia Tech* No. 4 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 45–7   57,126
September 18 1:30 p.m. at Ole Miss No. 4 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) W 42–14   62,385
September 25 1:30 p.m. Vanderbilt No. 4 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL W 24–21   60,210
October 2 7:30 p.m. Arkansas State* No. 5 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL W 34–7   67,459
October 9 12:30 p.m. No. 3 Penn State* No. 4 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) CBS W 42–21   76,821
October 16 1:00 p.m. at Tennessee No. 2 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 28–35   95,342
October 23 1:30 p.m. Cincinnati*dagger No. 7 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL W 21–3   60,210
October 30 1:30 p.m. at Mississippi State No. 9 Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium • Jackson, MS (Rivalry) W 20–12   62,110
November 6 1:30 p.m. No. 11 LSU No. 8 Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) L 10–20   77,230
November 13 1:30 p.m. Southern Miss* No. 17 Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL L 29–38   60,210
November 27 11:00 a.m. vs. Auburn Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ABC L 22–23   76,300
December 29 7:00 p.m. vs. Illinois* Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) MetroSports W 21–15   54,123
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1982 Alabama football schedule[2]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ "No. 4 Tide rolls over 3rd ranked Lions". Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal. Google News Archives. Associated Press. November 10, 1982. p. 5C. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1982 Alabama football schedule". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved July 16, 2015.