1982 Big Ten Conference football season

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1982 Big Ten Conference football season
LeagueNCAA Division I-A
SportFootball
Number of teams10
Top draft pickChris Hinton
ChampionMichigan
Runners-upOhio State
Season MVPAnthony Carter
Top scorerMike Bass
Football seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Michigan $ 8 1 0     8 4 0
No. 12 Ohio State 7 1 0     9 3 0
Iowa 6 2 0     8 4 0
Illinois 6 3 0     7 5 0
Wisconsin 5 4 0     7 5 0
Indiana 4 5 0     5 6 0
Purdue 3 6 0     3 8 0
Northwestern 2 7 0     3 8 0
Michigan State 2 7 0     2 9 0
Minnesota 1 8 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
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.

Season overview[edit]

Results and team statistics[edit]

Conf. Rank Team Head coach AP final AP high Overall record Conf. record PPG PAG
1 Michigan Bo Schembechler NR #10 8–4 8–1 28.8 17.0
2 Ohio State Earle Bruce #12 #12 9–3 7–1 29.0 17.3
3 Iowa Hayden Fry NR NR 8–4 6–2 19.1 19.2
4 Illinois Mike White NR #15 7–5 6–3 28.2 19.1
5 Wisconsin Dave McClain NR NR 7–5 5–4 23.9 21.0
6 Indiana Lee Corso NR NR 5–6 4–5 18.5 22.7
7 Purdue Leon Burtnett NR NR 3–8 3–6 19.2 29.5
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
10 Minnesota Joe Salem NR NR 3–8 1–8 22.5 27.2

Key
AP final = Team's rank in the final AP Poll of the 1982 season[1]
AP high = Team's highest rank in the AP Poll throughout the 1982 season[1]
PPG = Average of points scored per game[1]
PAG = Average of points allowed per game[1]

Pre-season[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

Five Big Ten teams played in bowl games as follows:

Statistical leaders[edit]

The Big Ten's individual statistical leaders include the following:[1]

All-conference players[edit]

All-Americans[edit]


1983 NFL Draft[edit]

The 1983 NFL Draft was held in April 1983. The following Big Ten players were selected in the first five rounds of the draft:[2]

Name Position Team Round Overall pick
Chris Hinton Guard Northwestern 1 4
Tony Eason Quarterback Illinois 1 15
Rich Strenger Tackle Michigan 2 40
Keith Bostic Safety Michigan 2 42
Steve Maidlow Linebacker Michigan St. 4 109
Smiley Creswell Defensive end Michigan St. 5 118
Matt Vandenboom Defensive back Wisconsin 5 126
Brett Miller Tackle Iowa 5 129
Otis Grant Wide receiver Michigan St. 5 134
Jerome Foster Defensive tackle Ohio St. 5 139

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "1982 Big Ten Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  2. ^ "1983 NFL Draft: Full Draft". NFL.com. National Football League. Retrieved December 10, 2016.