1982 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
ConferenceIndependent
1982 record6–5
Head coach
CaptainDave Lutz
Sammy Brown
Kevin Brownlee
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State       11 1 0
No. 10 Pittsburgh       9 3 0
No. 13 Florida State       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 (FL)       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
Syracuse       2 9 0
Memphis State       1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by third-year head coach Bill Curry, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. It was their last year competing as football independents before joining the Atlantic Coast Conference in 1983.

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 1112:30 p.m.No. 4 AlabamaL 7–4557,126[1]
September 18The Citadel
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 36–724,463
September 25at Memphis StateW 24–2015,061
October 21:00 p.m.at No. 12 North CarolinaABCL 0–4149,500[2]
October 9at TulaneW 19–1334,321[3]
October 16at AuburnL 0–2457,000
October 23Tennessee
ABCW 31–2143,182
October 30Dukedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
L 21–3836,562
November 6Virginia
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, GA
W 38–3222,103
November 13at Wake ForestW 45–719,257
November 27at No. 1 GeorgiaL 18–3882,122

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Roster

1982 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 12 Jim Bob Taylor
RB Robert Lavette
RB Eddie Fortier
WR Mike Harrington
WR Jeff Keisler
TE 9 Ken Whisenhunt
TE Gary Wilkins
OL Derek Gwinn
T 78 Dave Lutz
OL Ellis Gardner
OL Ken Howell
OL Dean Waters
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DL Bobby Hodge
DL Donnie Chisholm
DL Marvin Dyett
LB 56 Robert Jaracz
LB Rob Horton
LB Dante Jones
LB Duane Wood
LB Pat Swilling
LB Ted Roof
CB 22 Jack Westbrook
DB Sammy Brown
DB Paul Menegazzi
DB Mike Travis
DB Ted Thurson
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
  • Redshirt


References

  1. ^ "Bear's revenge: Tide 45, Tech 7". The Atlanta Constitution. September 12, 1982. Retrieved February 19, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Georgia Tech at North Carolina". The Atlanta Constitution. Atlanta, Georgia. October 2, 1982. p. 6C. Retrieved July 5, 2021 – via Newspapers.com open access.
  3. ^ "Tech finds defense, stops Tulane 19–13". The Atlanta Constitution. October 10, 1982. Retrieved October 20, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "1982 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  5. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 173