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The 1982 Clemson Tigers football team represented Clemson University during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. The defending national champions, Clemson started the year with a loss to Georgia and a tie to Boston College. The team climbed back up the rankings by winning their next 9 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.[1]

1982 Clemson Tigers football
ACC champion
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 8
1982 record9–1–1 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachDanny Ford (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorNelson Stokley (3rd season)
CaptainHomer Jordan, Terry Kinard
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
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
Duke 3 3 0     6 5 0
NC State 3 3 0     6 5 0
Virginia 1 5 0     2 9 0
Wake Forest 0 6 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 6 at No. 7 Georgia* No. 11 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (rivalry) L 7–13
82,122
September 18 Boston College* No. 16 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC (rivalry) T 17–17
63,118
September 25 Western Carolina* Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 21–10
61,369
October 2* Kentucky Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 24–6
63,115
October 9 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 48–0
30,971
October 16 Duke No. 20 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 49–14
62,822
October 23 at NC State No. 18 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Textile Bowl) W 38–29
47,300
November 6 No. 18 North Carolina No. 13 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC W 16–13
63,788
November 13 at No. 18 Maryland No. 11 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 24–22
51,750
November 20 South Carolina No. 10 Memorial Stadium • Clemson, SC (Battle of the Palmetto State)* W 24–6
66,210
November 28 vs. Wake Forest No. 10 National Olympic StadiumTokyo, Japan (Mirage Bowl) W 21–17
80,000
*Non-Conference Game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Source:[2]

RosterEdit

  • QB Homer Jordan

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Severe Sanctions Levied On Clemson". The New York Times. November 23, 1982. Retrieved February 8, 2018.
  2. ^ "1982 Clemson Tigers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 8, 2018.