1982 Big Ten Conference football season
|1982 Big Ten Conference football season|
|League||NCAA Division I-A|
|Number of teams||10|
|Top draft pick||Chris Hinton|
|Season MVP||Anthony Carter|
|Top scorer||Mike Bass|
|1982 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 12 Ohio State||7||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll
The 1982 Big Ten Conference football season was the 87th season of college football played by the member schools of the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season.
The 1982 Big Ten champion was Michigan. The Wolverines lost two of their first three games, then won seven consecutive games before losing to Ohio State and also losing to UCLA in the 1983 Rose Bowl. Michigan wide receiver Anthony Carter received the Chicago Tribune Silver Football trophy as the conference's most valuable player.
- 1 Season overview
- 2 Statistical leaders
- 3 All-conference players
- 4 All-Americans
- 5 1983 NFL Draft
- 6 References
Results and team statistics
|Conf. Rank||Team||Head coach||AP final||AP high||Overall record||Conf. record||PPG||PAG|
|2||Ohio State||Earle Bruce||#12||#12||9–3||7–1||29.0||17.3|
|8 (tie)||Northwestern||Dennis Green||NR||NR||3–8||2–7||18.7||34.5|
|8 (tie)||Michigan State||Muddy Waters||NR||NR||2–9||2–7||18.4||22.0|
AP final = Team's rank in the final AP Poll of the 1982 season
AP high = Team's highest rank in the AP Poll throughout the 1982 season
PPG = Average of points scored per game
PAG = Average of points allowed per game
Five Big Ten teams played in bowl games as follows:
- Michigan lost to UCLA, 24-14, in the 1983 Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California.
- Ohio State defeated BYU, 47-17, in the 1982 Holiday Bowl in San Diego.
- Iowa defeated Tennessee, 28-22, in the 1982 Peach Bowl in Atlanta.
- Illinois lost to Alabama, 21-15, in the 1982 Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Wisconsin defeated Kansas State, 14-3, in the 1982 Independence Bowl, in Shreveport, Louisiana.
The Big Ten's individual statistical leaders include the following:
Passing efficiency rating
Rushing yards per attempt
Yards per reception
1. Duane Gunn, Indiana (21.8)
1983 NFL Draft
|Steve Maidlow||Linebacker||Michigan St.||4||109|
|Smiley Creswell||Defensive end||Michigan St.||5||118|
|Matt Vandenboom||Defensive back||Wisconsin||5||126|
|Otis Grant||Wide receiver||Michigan St.||5||134|
|Jerome Foster||Defensive tackle||Ohio St.||5||139|