1982 Clemson Tigers football team
The 1982 Clemson Tigers football team was an American football team that represented Clemson University in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its fifth season under head coach Danny Ford, the team compiled a 9–1–1 record (6–0 against conference opponents), won the ACC championship, was ranked No. 8 in the final AP Poll, and outscored opponents by a total of 289 to 147. The team played its home games at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, South Carolina.
|1982 Clemson Tigers football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1982 record||9–1–1 (6–0 ACC)|
|Head coach||Danny Ford (5th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Nelson Stokley (3rd season)|
|Captain||Homer Jordan, Terry Kinard|
|Home stadium||Memorial Stadium|
|1982 Atlantic Coast Conference football standings|
|No. 8 Clemson $||6||–||0||–||0||9||–||1||–||1|
|No. 20 Maryland||5||–||1||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
|No. 18 North Carolina||3||–||3||–||0||8||–||4||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
The defending national champion, Clemson started the year with a loss to Georgia and a tie with Boston College. The team climbed back up the rankings by winning their next nine games, but the season was derailed when Clemson was placed on probation near the end of the season for recruiting violations, and was made ineligible for a bowl bid.
Lee Nanney and Willie Underwood were the team captains. The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Homer Jordan with 674 passing yards, Cliff Austin with 1,064 rushing yards and 84 points scored (14 touchdowns), and Frank Magwood with 414 receiving yards.
|September 6||at No. 7 Georgia*||No. 11||L 7–13||82,122|
|September 18||Boston College*||No. 16||T 17–17||63,118|
|September 25||Western Carolina*||W 21–10||61,369|
|October 2||Kentucky*||W 24–6||63,115|
|October 9||at Virginia||W 48–0||30,971|
|October 16||Duke||No. 20||W 49–14||62,822|
|October 23||at NC State||No. 18||W 38–29||47,300|
|November 6||No. 18 North Carolina||No. 13||W 16–13||63,788|
|November 13||at No. 18 Maryland||No. 11||W 24–22||51,750|
|November 20||South Carolina*||No. 10||W 24–6||66,210|||
|November 28||vs. Wake Forest||No. 10||W 21–17||80,000|
|1982 Clemson Tigers football team roster|
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