1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football team

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1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 10
1982 record 9–3
Head coach Foge Fazio (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Daniels (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple pro-style
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 State           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 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Thu. Sep. 9 9:00 p.m. No. 5 North Carolina No. 1 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 7–6   54,449
Sat. Sep. 18 7:00 p.m. at Florida State No. 2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 37–17   56,236
Sat. Sep. 25 2:00 p.m. at No. 19 Illinois No. 3 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 20–3   71,547
Sat. Oct. 2 12:30 p.m. No. 14 West Virginia No. 2 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ABC W 16–13   57,250
Sat. Oct. 16 1:30 p.m. Templedagger No. 3 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 38–7   57,250
Sat. Oct. 23 1:30 p.m. at Syracuse No. 2 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 14–0   42,321
Sat. Oct. 30 1:30 p.m. Louisville No. 1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 63–14   53,017
Sat. Nov. 6 1:30 p.m. Notre Dame No. 1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 16–31   60,162
Sat. Nov. 13 1:30 p.m. at Army No. 8 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPN W 24–6   40,475
Sat. Nov. 20 1:30 p.m. Rutgers No. 6 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN W 52–6   46,728
Fri. Nov. 26 12:00 p.m. at No. 2 Penn State No. 5 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Rivalry) ABC L 10–19   85,522
Sat. Jan. 1 1:30 p.m. vs. No. 4 SMU No. 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.

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

[1]

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

[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pitt Rallies Late, Nips W. Virginia." Gainesville Sun. 1982 Oct 3.
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1983.htm