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1982 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
ConferenceIndependent
1982 record6–4–1
Head coachGerry Faust (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorTom Lichtenberg
Defensive coordinatorJim Johnson
MVPDave Duerson
CaptainPhil Carter
CaptainDave Duerson
CaptainMark Zavagnin
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           11 1 0
No. 13 Florida State           9 3 0
No. 10 Pittsburgh           9 3 0
No. 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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 189:00 p.m.No. 10 MichiganNo. 20ABCW 23–1759,075
September 252:30 p.m.PurdueNo. 10
W 28–1459,075
October 21:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 11W 11–377,119
October 92:30 p.m.No. 17 MiamiNo. 10
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 16–1459,075
October 162:30 p.m.ArizonaNo. 9
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
L 13–1659,075
October 234:00 p.m.at OregonNo. 15T 13–1340,381
October 301:00 p.m.vs. NavyW 27–1072,201
November 61:30 p.m.at No. 1 PittsburghW 31–1660,162
November 133:50 p.m.No. 5 Penn StateNo. 13
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
ABCL 14–2459,075
November 203:00 p.m.at Air ForceNo. 18L 17–3046,712
November 273:50 p.m.at No. 17 USCCBSL 13–1776,459

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

1982 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 82 Bavaro, MarkMark Bavaro So
RB 28 Bell, GregGreg Bell Jr
RB 22 Carter, PhilPhil Carter Sr
G 78 Ellis, RandyRandy Ellis Sr
C 57 Fischer, MarkMark Fischer Sr
T 65 Golic, GregGreg Golic Jr
WR 24 Howard, JoeJoe Howard So
TE 85 Hunter, TonyTony Hunter Sr
QB 12 Karcher, KenKen Karcher So
G 63 Kelley, MikeMike Kelley So
QB 5 Kiel, BlairBlair Kiel Jr
RB 39 Moriarty, LarryLarry Moriarty Sr
QB 6 O'Hara, JimJim O'Hara Sr
T 69 Perrino, MikeMike Perrino Fr
RB 20 Pinkett, AllenAllen Pinkett Fr
G 62 Plantz, RonRon Plantz Fr
T 52 Putzstuck, JohnJohn Putzstuck Sr
T 74 Shiner, MikeMike Shiner Jr
RB 32 Smith, ChrisChris Smith So
WR 1 Stone, ChrisChris Stone Sr
G 64 Thayer, TomTom Thayer Sr
G 75 Williams, LarryLarry Williams So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 37 Autry, JoeJoe Autry Jr
CB 9 Brown, ChrisChris Brown Jr
DT 91 Clasby, BobBob Clasby Sr
DT 71 Dorsey, EricEric Dorsey Fr
LB 43 DiBernardo, RickRick DiBernardo Fr
DT 92 Dingens, GregGreg Dingens Fr
DB 19 Driscoll, JustinJustin Driscoll Sr
FS 23 Duerson, DaveDave Duerson Sr
LB 58 Furjanic, TonyTony Furjanic Fr
DE 78 Gann, MikeMike Gann So
DE 55 Golic, MikeMike Golic So
DT 93 Heffern, ShawnShawn Heffern Fr
SS 27 Johnson, JoeJoe Johnson So
LB 37 Naylor, RickRick Naylor Jr
LB 51 Rudzinski, JoeJoe Rudzinski Sr
FS 41 Schuster, DaveDave Schuster Sr
CB 30 Toran, StaceyStacey Toran Jr
LB 36 Weissenhofer, RonRon Weissenhofer Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Johnson, MikeMike Johnson Sr
P 3 Viracola, MikeMike Viracola Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

StaffEdit

  • Head coach: Gerry Faust
  • Assistants: Greg Blache (DL), Brian Boulac (Ast HC), Jim Higgins (OL), Ron Hudson (WR), Jim Johnson (DC), George Kelly (LB), Tom Lichtenberg (OC/Recruiting Coordinator), Jay Robertson (DT), Carl Selmer (OL), Ross Stephenson (Volunteer/Scouting)

[1]

Game summariesEdit

MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 0 0 7 10 17
Notre Dame 3 10 10 0 23

The first night game played at Notre Dame Stadium.


PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Purdue 0 14 0 0 14
Notre Dame 7 7 7 7 28
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana

[2]


Michigan StateEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Notre Dame 2 9 0 0 11
Michigan St 0 0 3 0 3

Notre Dame's first victory in a game without scoring a touchdown since 1970 versus LSU.[3]

Miami (FL)Edit

by Quarter1234 Total
Miami 0 0 7 7 14
• Notre Dame 0 7 3 6 16
  • Date: October 9
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana
  • Game attendance: 59,075

[4]

ArizonaEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
• Arizona 0 0 6 10 16
Notre Dame 10 0 0 3 13
  • Date: October 16
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana
  • Game attendance: 59,075

[5]

OregonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 7 0 3 3 13
Oregon 3 0 3 7 13

[6]

NavyEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Notre Dame 0 13 14 0 27
Navy 0 0 2 8 10

[7]


StatisticsEdit

[8]

AwardsEdit

  • S Dave Duerson - 1st Team All-American (College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Football News, Football Writers Association of America)
  • TE Tony Hunter - 1st Team All-American (Newspaper Enterprise Association)
  • K Mike Johnston - 3rd Team All-American (Football News)
  • LB Mark Zavagnin - 2nd Team All-American (Football News), 3rd Team All-American (Associated Press)

[9]

Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2012 Notre Dame football media supplement.
  2. Palm Beach Post. 1982 Sept 26.
  3. Gainesville Sun. 1982 Oct 3.
  4. Klinkenburg, Marty (October 11, 1982). "Hurricanes–Irish Game at a Glance". The Miami News: p. 4C. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=71XFh8zZwT8C&dat=19821011&printsec=frontpage&hl=en.
  5. "Arizona's Last-play Field Goal Beats Notre Dame". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press: p. 7C. October 17, 1982. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1310&dat=19821017&id=QYURAAAAIBAJ&sjid=KOIDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6790,3980251.
  6. Kayfes, David (October 24, 1982). "Irish Eyes Were Not Smiling After the 13-13 Standoff". Eugene Register-Guard: p. 4E. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=4pF9x-cDGsoC&dat=19821024&printsec=frontpage&hl=en.
  7. "Notre Dame's offense back on even Kiel, 27-10." Eugene Register-Guard. 1982 Oct 31.
  8. 2012 Notre Dame football media guide.
  9. 2012 Notre Dame football media guide.
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