1982 Michigan State Spartans football team

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1982 Michigan State Spartans football
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
1982 record 2–9 (2–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Muddy Waters (3rd season)
Captain Carl Banks, John Leister
Home stadium Spartan Stadium
(Capacity: 76,000)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 8 1 0     8 4 0
No. 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 Michigan State Spartans football team represented Michigan State University in the 1982 Big Ten Conference football season. In their third season under head coach Muddy Waters, the Spartans compiled a 2–9 overall record (2–7 against Big Ten opponents) and finished in a tie for eighth place in the Big Ten Conference.[1][2]

Two Spartans were recognized by the Associated Press (AP) and/or the United Press International (UPI) on the 1981 All-Big Ten Conference football team: linebacker Carl Banks (AP-1; UPI-1); and defensive lineman Smiley Creswell (AP-2; UPI-2).[3][4]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 16–23    
September 18 No. 12 Ohio State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI L 10–31    
September 25 at No. 16 Miami (FL)* Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 22–25    
October 2 No. 11 Notre Dame* Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) L 3–11    
October 9 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) L 17–31    
October 16 at Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI L 23–24    
October 23 Purdue Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 21–24    
October 30 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) W 22–14    
November 6 Northwestern Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 24–28    
November 13 at Minnesota H.H.H. MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 26–7    
November 20 Iowa Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI L 18–24    
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Michigan State Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 18, 2015. 
  2. ^ "2015 Michigan State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. p. 147. Retrieved July 4, 2016. 
  3. ^ Joe Mooshil (November 30, 1982). "Carter, Bostic, Lukens Top All-Big Ten Football Team". The Blade, Toledo, Ohio (AP story). p. 26. 
  4. ^ Barry Minkoff (November 23, 1982). "Michigan dominates All-Big Ten squads". The Bryan Times (UPI story). p. 13.