1982 Michigan State Spartans football team
|1982 Michigan State Spartans football|
|Conference||Big Ten Conference|
|1982 record||2–9 (2–7 Big Ten)|
|Head coach||Muddy Waters (3rd season)|
|Captain||Carl Banks, John Leister|
Spartan Stadium |
|1982 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 12 Ohio State||7||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
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.
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).
|September 11||at Illinois||Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL||L 16–23|
|September 18||No. 12 Ohio State||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||L 10–31|
|September 25||at No. 16 Miami (FL)*||Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, 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 Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy)||L 17–31|
|October 16||at Wisconsin||Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI||L 23–24|
|October 23||Purdue||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||L 21–24|
|October 30||at Indiana||Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, 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. Metrodome • Minneapolis, MN||W 26–7|
|November 20||Iowa||Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI||L 18–24|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.|
- "Michigan State Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- "2015 Michigan State Football Media Guide" (PDF). Michigan State University. p. 147. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
- Joe Mooshil (November 30, 1982). "Carter, Bostic, Lukens Top All-Big Ten Football Team". The Blade, Toledo, Ohio (AP story). p. 26.
- Barry Minkoff (November 23, 1982). "Michigan dominates All-Big Ten squads". The Bryan Times (UPI story). p. 13.
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