1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

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1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Buckeyes logo.svg
Holiday Bowl Champions
Holiday Bowl, W 47–17 vs. BYU
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 12
AP No. 12
1982 record 9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce
MVP Tim Spencer
Captain
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 85,290)
Seasons
« 1981 1983 »
1982 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 8 1 0     8 4 0
#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 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1982 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California, where they won, 47–17 against the BYU Cougars.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 11 1:30 PM Baylor* No. 14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, Ohio W 21–14   88,622
September 18 1:00 PM at Michigan State No. 12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, Michigan W 31–10   73,483
September 25 12:30 PM Stanford* No. 13 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio ABC L 20–23   89,436
October 2 1:30 PM Florida State* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio L 17–34   89,491
October 9 1:30 PM Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio L 0–6   88,344
October 16 2:00 PM at No. 15 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois (Illibuck Trophy) W 26–21   73,488
October 23 3:30 PM at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, Indiana ABC W 49–25   52,040
October 30 1:30 PM Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 38–6   89,341
November 6 1:30 PM Minnesota Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio W 35–10   87,666
November 13 2:00 PM at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 40–28   30,074
November 20 12:30 PM No. 13 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio (The Game) CBS W 24–14   90,252
December 17 9:00 PM vs. BYU* No. 17 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 47–17   52,533
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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, Ohio

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, Michigan

[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, Ohio

[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, Ohio
  • 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, Ohio

[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, Ohio

[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, Ohio
  • Game attendance: 90,252
  • TV announcers (CBS): Gary Bender and Pat Haden

[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
  • Game attendance: 52,533
  • TV announcers (ESPN): Fred White & Irv Brown

[7]

Depth chart[edit]

[8]

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