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1982 Ohio State Buckeyes football
Holiday Bowl Champions
Holiday Bowl, W 47–17 vs. BYU
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 12
APNo. 12
1982 record9–3 (7–1 Big Ten)
Head coachEarle Bruce
MVPTim Spencer
Captain
Home stadiumOhio Stadium
(Capacity: 83,112)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Big Ten football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#NR/15 Michigan 8 1 0     8 4 0
#12/12 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 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.

ScheduleEdit

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 ChartEdit

Defensive Starters


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
Offensive Starters
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 staffEdit

  • 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 summaryEdit

PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Purdue 3 3 0 0 6
Ohio St 14 3 14 7 38
  • Date: October 30
  • Location: Ohio Stadium • Columbus, Ohio

[2]


1983 NFL drafteesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ohio State Football Media Guide
  2. Gainesville Sun. 1982 Oct 31.
Win/Loss statistics
Draft data
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