1982 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys compiled a 4–5–2 record (3–2–2 against conference opponents), finished in third place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 267 to 241. 
The team's statistical leaders included Ernest Anderson with 1,877 rushing yards, Ike Jackson with 1,254 passing yards, Terry Young with 507 receiving yards, and placekicker Larry Roach with 65 points scored.
The team played its home games at
Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.
Date Opponent Site Result
September 11 North Texas State * W 27–6
September 19 at Tulsa * L 15–25
September 25 at Louisville * L 22–28
October 9 Kansas Lewis Field Stillwater, OK T 24–24
October 16 Colorado Lewis Field Stillwater, OK T 25–25
October 23 at No. 20 Oklahoma L 9–27
October 30 Missouri Lewis Field Stillwater, OK W 30–20
November 6 at No. 6 Nebraska L 10–48
November 13 at Kansas State W 24–16
November 20 Iowa State Lewis Field Stillwater, OK W 49–13
November 27 at San Diego State * L 6–35 *Non-conference game Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game