1982 Oklahoma Sooners football
Oklahoma Sooners logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl, L 21–32 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
Record8–4 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorGalen Hall (10th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (2nd season)
Captaingame captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,008)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Big Eight Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 3 Nebraska $ 7 0 0 12 1 0
No. 16 Oklahoma 6 1 0 8 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 2 2 4 5 2
Kansas State 3 3 1 6 5 1
Missouri 2 3 2 5 4 2
Iowa State 1 5 1 4 6 1
Kansas 1 5 1 2 7 2
Colorado 1 5 1 2 8 1
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. They played their home games at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium and competed as members of the Big Eight Conference. They were coached by head coach Barry Switzer. The Sooners lost to Arizona State 21–32 in the Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, Arizona.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 11West Virginia*No. 9ESPNL 27–4175,992
September 18Kentucky*W 29–857,369
September 25No. 18 USC*
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCL 0–1276,758
October 2at Iowa State5 Star CableW 13–352,770
October 9vs. No. 13 Texas*5 Star CableW 28–2275,587
October 16at KansasESPNW 38–1436,230
October 23Oklahoma StateNo. 20
KTULW 27–976,406
October 30at ColoradoNo. 17W 45–1043,908
November 6Kansas StateNo. 14
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
ABCW 24–1076,129
November 13MissouriNo. 15
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
CBSW 41–1475,960
November 26at No. 3 NebraskaNo. 11CBSL 24–2876,398
January 1, 1983vs. No. 11 Arizona State*No. 12NBCL 21–3270,553
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

[1]

Roster

1982 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 61 Mike Aljoe Fr
TE 85 Darin Berryhill So
QB 1 Danny Bradley So
QB 8 Sonny Brown Fr
RB 22 Marcus Dupree Fr
QB 12 Butch Fifield Fr
T 70 Scott Leggett So
QB 14 Rod Pegues
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
QB 7 Kelly Phelps
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
QB 2 Jim Rockford Jr
FB 23 Fred Sims So
RB 13 Steve Sewell So
C 53 Travis Simpson Fr
C 73 Chuck Thomas
Redshirt.svg
 So
RB 34 Spencer Tillman Fr
G 76 Steve Williams
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
RB 32 Stanley Wilson Sr
RB 40 Chet Winters Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 38 Thomas Benson Jr
NG 90 John Blake Sr
DT 80 Rick Bryan Jr
DB 10 Scott Case Jr
DT 92 Tony Casillas
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
DB 33 Dwight Drane Jr
DB 6 Steve Haworth Sr
LB 42 Paul Migliazzo Fr
DE 39 Kevin Murphy
Redshirt.svg
 Fr
LB 49 Jackie Shipp Jr
DB 19 Keith Stanberry So
DE 88 Mike Weddington Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 9 John Hoge
Redshirt.svg
 Sr
K 99 Daniel Keeling Sr
K 31 Tim Lashar Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summaries

Texas

See also: 1982 Texas Longhorns football team and Red River Rivalry

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns
1 2 34Total
Texas 0 10 01222
Oklahoma 7 7 7728

at Cotton BowlDallas, Texas

  • Date: October 9
  • Game time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Game weather: Partly cloudy; 67°F; wind 17 N
  • Game attendance: 75,587
  • Referee: Vance Carlson
  • TexasSports.com
Game information

at Colorado

See also: 1982 Colorado Buffaloes football team

Oklahoma Sooners (5–2) at Colorado Buffaloes (1–5–1)
1 2 34Total
Oklahoma 3 7 142145
Colorado 7 3 0010

at Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado

Marcus Dupree returned a punt 77 yards for a touchdown, safety Keith Stanberry ran an interception back 49 yard for a score, and tailback Fred Sims rushed for two touchdowns.[2]

at Nebraska

See also: 1982 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team and Nebraska–Oklahoma football rivalry

#11 Oklahoma at #3 Nebraska
1 234Total
#11 Oklahoma 7 3140 24
#3 Nebraska 7 1470 28

vs. Arizona State (Fiesta Bowl)

Arizona State vs. Oklahoma
1 234Total
No. 11 Sun Devils 0 11714 32
No. 12 Sooners 7 680 21

Main article: 1983 Fiesta Bowl

See also: 1982 Arizona State Sun Devils football team


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Rankings

See also: 1982 NCAA Division I-A football rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
— = Not ranked. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
PollPre1234567891011121314Final
AP99201714151411131216
Coaches Poll8 (1)8 (1)181815121199111016

Postseason

NFL draft

The following players were drafted into the National Football League following the season.[4]

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Steve Haworth Defensive back 6 142 Houston Oilers
Weldon Ledbetter Running back 7 185 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Stanley Wilson Running back 9 248 Cincinnati Bengals

References

  1. ^ "Seasons: 1980s". Archived from the original on September 11, 2012. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1982 Oct 31.
  3. ^ "Arizona State Triumphs, 32-21". The New York Times. January 2, 1983. Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  4. ^ "1983 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 29, 2020.