1982 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Liberty Bowl champion
Liberty Bowl, W 21–15 vs. Illinois
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 17
1982 record8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach
Captains
  • Eddie Lowe
  • Steve Mott
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 60,210)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 4 Georgia $ 6 0 0 11 1 0
No. 11 LSU 4 1 1 8 3 1
No. 14 Auburn 4 2 0 9 3 0
Vanderbilt 4 2 0 8 4 0
Tennessee 3 2 1 6 5 1
Alabama 3 3 0 8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 8 4 0
Mississippi State 2 4 0 5 6 0
Ole Miss 0 6 0 4 7 0
Kentucky 0 6 0 0 10 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 88th overall and 49th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 25th and final year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished season with eight wins and four losses (8–4 overall, 3–3 in the SEC) and with a victory over Illinois in the Liberty Bowl.

Alabama was 5–0 after they defeated Penn State 42–21, with the decisive play coming when a Penn State player blocked his own team's punt.[1] But after that it was all downhill. Paul Bryant's last season as Alabama football coach saw a nine-game winning streak against Auburn and eleven-game winning streaks against Tennessee and LSU all come to an end. The loss to Southern Miss was Alabama's first loss in Tuscaloosa since 1963, breaking a 57-game win streak in Bryant–Denny Stadium. Coach Bryant retired after Alabama's bowl victory against Illinois and died less than one month later, on January 26, 1983.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 1112:30 p.m.at Georgia Tech*No. 4W 45–757,126[2]
September 181:30 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 4W 42–1462,385[3]
September 251:30 p.m.VanderbiltNo. 4W 24–2160,210[4]
October 27:30 p.m.Arkansas State*No. 5W 34–767,459[5]
October 912:30 p.m.No. 3 Penn State*No. 4
  • Legion Field
  • Birmingham, AL (rivalry)
CBSW 42–2176,821[6]
October 161:00 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 2L 28–3595,342[7]
October 231:30 p.m.Cincinnati*daggerNo. 7
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
W 21–360,210[8]
October 301:30 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 9
  • Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
  • Jackson, MS (rivalry)
W 20–1262,110[9]
November 61:30 p.m.No. 11 LSUNo. 8L 10–2077,230[10]
November 131:30 p.m.Southern Miss*No. 17
  • Bryant–Denny Stadium
  • Tuscaloosa, AL
L 29–3860,210[11]
November 2711:00 a.m.vs. AuburnABCL 22–2376,300[12]
December 297:00 p.m.vs. Illinois*MetroSportsW 21–1554,123[13]

References

General

  • "1982 Season Recaps" (PDF). RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  • "2012 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Record Book" (PDF). Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Athletics Media Relations Office. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 4, 2016. Retrieved July 16, 2015.

Specific

  1. ^ "No. 4 Tide rolls over 3rd ranked Lions". Daytona Beach Sunday News-Journal. Google News Archives. Associated Press. November 10, 1982. p. 5C. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Bear's revenge: Tide 45, Tech 7". The Atlanta Constitution. September 12, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Alabama Tide crushes Ole Miss Rebels 42–14". The Greenwood Commonwealth. September 19, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Alabama dodges Vandy bullet". The Tennessean. September 26, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Bama's win no laugher". The Anniston Star. October 3, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "'Bama brings Penn State back to earth". The Philadelphia Inquirer. October 10, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "UT stuns No. 2 'Bama". Kingsport Times-News. October 17, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "UC downcast as Alabama wins, 21–3". The Cincinnati Enquirer. October 24, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Alabama holds off pesky Miss. State". The Montgomery Advertiser. October 31, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "LSU's agony ends, 'Bama's begins". Daily World. November 7, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "Eagles bowl over Bama". Hattiesburg American. November 14, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  12. ^ "Auburn feels hope, then joy". The Montgomery Advertiser. November 28, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  13. ^ "Bryant goes out a winner". Chicago Tribune. December 30, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  14. ^ "1982 Alabama football archives". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 19, 2021.