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1982 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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.

1982 Oklahoma Sooners football
Fiesta Bowl, L 21–32 vs. Arizona State
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 16
1982 record8–4 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coachBarry Switzer (10th season)
Offensive coordinatorGalen Hall (10th season)
Offensive schemeWishbone
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (2nd season)
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 75,008)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Big 8 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

ScheduleEdit

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

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RosterEdit

1982 Oklahoma Sooners football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Danny Bradley So
RB 22 Marcus Dupree Fr
QB 7 Kelly Phelps Sr
RB 4 Buster Rhymes   So
QB 2 Jim Rockford Jr
RB 13 Steve Sewell So
RB Fred Sims
C 73 Chuck Thomas So
FB 32 Stanley Wilson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 38 Thomas Benson Jr
DT 80 Rick Bryan Jr
DB 10 Scott Case Jr
DL 92 Tony Casillas Fr
DB 33 Dwight Drane Jr
LB 49 Jackie Shipp Jr
S Keith Stanberry
DE 88 Mike Weddington Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Game summariesEdit

ColoradoEdit

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]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Seasons: 1980s". Archived from the original on 2012-09-11. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1982 Oct 31.