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1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football team

1982
Holiday Bowl, W 47–17 vs. BYU
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #12
AP #12
1982 record 9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Earle Bruce
MVP Tim Spencer
Captain
Home stadium Ohio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)

The 1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football team represented the Ohio State University in the college football season of 1982-1983. The Buckeyes compiled a 9–3 record, including the 1982 Holiday Bowl in San Diego, California, where they won 47–17 against the Brigham Young Cougars.

Schedule

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 11 Baylor* #14 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH W 21–14   88,622
September 18 at Michigan State #12 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 31–10   73,483
September 25 Stanford* #13 Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 20–23   89,436
October 2 Florida State* Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 17–34   89,491
October 9 Wisconsin Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH L 0–6   88,344
October 16 at #15 Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 26–21   73,488
October 23 at Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN W 49–25   52,040
October 30 Purdue Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 38–6   89,341
November 6 Minnesota Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 35–10   87,666
November 13 at Northwestern Dyche StadiumEvanston, IL W 40–28   30,074
November 20 #13 Michigan Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH W 24–14   90,252
December 17 vs. BYU* #17 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego, CA (Holiday Bowl) W 47–17   52,533
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Depth Chart

Defense


FS
Doug Hill


WLB ILB ILB SLB
Curt Curtis Glen Cobb Marcus Marek Rowland Tatum
SS
Kelvin Bell
CB
Shaun Gayle


DE NT DE
Chris Riehm Spencer Nelms Jerome Foster
CB
Garcia Lane
Offense
SE
Gary Williams
Thad Jemison
LT LG C RG RT
Bill Roberts Scott Zalenski Craig Pack Joe Lukens Jim Carson
TE
John Frank
Brad Dwelle
FL
Cedric Anderson
QB
Mike Tomczak
Brent Offenbecher
FB
Vaughn Broadnax
Special Teams
PK Bob Atha




RB
Tim Spencer
Jimmy Gale


[1]

Coaching staff

  • 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

Baylor

Michigan State

Stanford

Florida State

Wisconsin

Illinois

Indiana

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 3 300 6
Ohio St 14 3147 38
  • Date: October 30
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio

[2]


Minnesota

Northwestern

Michigan

1 234Total
Michigan 7 070 14
• Ohio St 0 14010 24

[3]



Holiday Bowl

1983 NFL draftees

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

Win/Loss statistics
  • Ohio State Historical Scores
  • 1982 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule and Results
  • 1982 Ohio State Buckeyes Stats
  • 1982 Big Ten Conference Year Summary
Draft data
  • Ohio State Drafted Players
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