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1982 Pittsburgh Panthers football
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Cotton Bowl Classic, Loss, 3-7, [[{{{school}}}|SMU Mustangs]]
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #10
1982 record 9-3
Head coach Foge Fazio (1st year)
Offensive coordinator Joe Daniels (1st year)
Offensive scheme Multiple Pro
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
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 Pittsburgh Panthers football team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 1982 college football season.

Regular seasonEdit

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
Thu. Sep. 9 9:00 p.m. #5 North Carolina #1 Three Rivers StadiumPittsburgh, PA CBS W 7–6   54,449
Sat. Sep. 18 7:00 p.m. at Florida State #2 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL W 37–17   56,236
Sat. Sep. 25 2:00 p.m. at #19 Illinois #3 Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL W 20–3   71,547
Sat. Oct. 2 12:30 p.m. #14 West Virginia #2 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Backyard Brawl) ABC W 16–13   57,250
Sat. Oct. 16† 1:30 p.m. Temple #3 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 38–7   57,250
Sat. Oct. 23 1:30 p.m. at Syracuse #2 Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 14–0   42,321
Sat. Oct. 30 1:30 p.m. Louisville #1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 63–14   53,017
Sat. Nov. 6 1:30 p.m. Notre Dame #1 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 16–31   60,162
Sat. Nov. 13 1:30 p.m. at Army #8 Michie StadiumWest Point, NY ESPN W 24–6   40,475
Sat. Nov. 20 1:30 p.m. Rutgers #6 Pitt Stadium • Pittsburgh, PA W 52–6   46,728
Fri. Nov. 26 12:00 p.m. at #2 Penn State #5 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC L 10–19   85,522
Sat. Jan. 1 1:30 p.m. vs. #4 SMU #6 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Cotton Bowl Classic) CBS L 3–7   60,359
*Non-Conference Game. Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
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Coaching staffEdit

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

Backyard BrawlEdit

  • Dan Marino's six-yard scoring pass to Julius Dawkins rallied Pitt from a 13-0 fourth-quarter deficit on its way to a 16-13 win at Pitt Stadium, the Panthers’ seventh straight victory in the Backyard Brawl.
  • The country was introduced to All-American linebacker Darryl Talley. He intercepted a Dan Marino pass and blocked a punt for a safety in West Virginia's 16-13 loss to the No. 2-rated Panthers.
  • The 1982 game was one of just five times that both teams were nationally ranked: Pitt was rated No. 2 and West Virginia was 14th after upset wins over Oklahoma and Maryland.[2]

Team players drafted into in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Jim Covert Tackle1 6 Chicago Bears
Tim Lewis Defensive Back1 11 Green Bay Packers
Dan Marino Quarterback1 27 Miami Dolphins
Bryan Thomas Running Back5 132 Green Bay Packers
Dave Puzzuoli Defensive Tackle6 149 Cleveland Browns
Ron Sams Guard6 160 Green Bay Packers
Rich Kraynak Linebacker8 201 Philadelphia Eagles
Rob FadaGuard9 230 Chicago Bears
Julius DawkinsWide Receiver12 320 Buffalo Bills
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ReferencesEdit

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