1982 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team

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1982 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Conference Independent
1982 record 6–4–1
Head coach Gerry Faust (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Tom Lichtenberg
Defensive coordinator Jim Johnson
MVP Dave Duerson
Captain Phil Carter
Captain Dave Duerson
Captain Mark Zavagnin
Home stadium Notre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Penn State           11 1 0
No. 13 Florida State           9 3 0
No. 10 Pittsburgh           9 3 0
No. 19 West Virginia           9 3 0
Boston College           8 3 1
Southwestern Louisiana           7 3 1
East Carolina           7 4 0
Miami           7 4 0
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Notre Dame           6 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Georgia Tech           6 5 0
Navy           6 5 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
Army           4 7 0
South Carolina           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Tulane           4 7 0
William & Mary           3 8 0
North Texas State           2 9 0
Syracuse           2 9 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Richmond           0 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1982 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 18 9:00 p.m. No. 10 Michigan No. 20 Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Rivalry) ABC W 23–17   59,075
September 25 2:30 p.m. Purdue No. 10 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) W 28–14   59,075
October 2 1:00 p.m. at Michigan State No. 11 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Megaphone Trophy) W 11–3   77,119
October 9 2:30 p.m. No. 17 Miami No. 10 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN W 16–14   59,075
October 16 2:30 p.m. Arizona No. 9 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN L 13–16   59,075
October 23 4:00 p.m. at Oregon No. 15 Autzen StadiumEugene, OR T 13–13   40,381
October 30 1:00 p.m. vs. Navy Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ (Rivalry) W 27–10   72,201
November 6 1:30 p.m. at No. 1 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA W 31–16   60,162
November 13 3:50 p.m. No. 5 Penn State No. 13 Notre Dame Stadium • Notre Dame, IN ABC L 14–24   59,075
November 20 3:00 p.m. at Air Force No. 18 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO L 17–30   46,712
November 27 3:50 p.m. at No. 17 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA (Jeweled Shillelagh) CBS L 13–17   76,459
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

1982 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
TE 82 Mark Bavaro So
RB 28 Greg Bell Jr
RB 22 Phil Carter Sr
G 78 Randy Ellis Sr
C 57 Mark Fischer Sr
T 65 Greg Golic Jr
WR 24 Joe Howard So
TE 85 Tony Hunter Sr
QB 12 Ken Karcher So
G 63 Mike Kelley So
QB 5 Blair Kiel Jr
RB 39 Larry Moriarty Sr
QB 6 Jim O'Hara Sr
T 69 Mike Perrino Fr
RB 20 Allen Pinkett Fr
G 62 Ron Plantz Fr
T 52 John Putzstuck Sr
T 74 Mike Shiner Jr
RB 32 Chris Smith So
WR 1 Chris Stone Sr
G 64 Tom Thayer Sr
G 75 Larry Williams So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 37 Joe Autry Jr
CB 9 Chris Brown Jr
DT 91 Bob Clasby Sr
DT 71 Eric Dorsey Fr
LB 43 Rick DiBernardo Fr
DB 19 Justin Driscoll Sr
FS 23 Dave Duerson Sr
LB 58 Tony Furjanic Fr
DE 78 Mike Gann So
DE 55 Mike Golic So
DT 93 Shawn Heffern Fr
SS 27 Joe Johnson So
LB 37 Rick Naylor Jr
LB 51 Joe Rudzinski Sr
FS 41 Dave Schuster Sr
CB 30 Stacey Toran Jr
LB 36 Ron Weissenhofer Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 4 Mike Johnson Sr
P 3 Mike Viracola Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Staff[edit]

  • Head coach: Gerry Faust
  • Assistants: Greg Blache (DL), Brian Boulac (Ast HC), Jim Higgins (OL), Ron Hudson (WR), Jim Johnson (DC), George Kelly (LB), Tom Lichtenberg (OC/Recruiting Coordinator), Jay Robertson (DT), Carl Selmer (OL), Ross Stephenson (Volunteer/Scouting)

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Game summaries[edit]

Michigan[edit]

1 234Total
Michigan 0 0710 17
Notre Dame 3 10100 23

The first night game played at Notre Dame Stadium.

Purdue[edit]

1 234Total
Purdue 0 1400 14
Notre Dame 7 777 28
  • Date: September 25
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana

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Michigan State[edit]

1 234Total
• Notre Dame 2 900 11
Michigan St 0 030 3

Notre Dame's first victory in a game without scoring a touchdown since 1970 versus LSU.[3]

Miami (FL)[edit]

1 234Total
Miami 0 077 14
• Notre Dame 0 736 16
  • Date: October 9
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana
  • Game attendance: 59,075

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Arizona[edit]

1 234Total
• Arizona 0 0610 16
Notre Dame 10 003 13
  • Date: October 16
  • Location: Notre Dame Stadium • South Bend, Indiana
  • Game attendance: 59,075

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Oregon[edit]

1 234Total
Notre Dame 7 033 13
Oregon 3 037 13

[6]

Navy[edit]

1 234Total
Notre Dame 0 13140 27
Navy 0 028 10

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Statistics[edit]

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Awards[edit]

  • S Dave Duerson - 1st Team All-American (College & Pro Football Newsweekly, Football News, Football Writers Association of America)
  • TE Tony Hunter - 1st Team All-American (Newspaper Enterprise Association)
  • K Mike Johnston - 3rd Team All-American (Football News)
  • LB Mark Zavagnin - 2nd Team All-American (Football News), 3rd Team All-American (Associated Press)

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Team players drafted into the NFL[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 Notre Dame football media supplement.
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1982 Sept 26.
  3. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1982 Oct 3.
  4. ^ Klinkenburg, Marty (October 11, 1982). "Hurricanes–Irish Game at a Glance". The Miami News. p. 4C. 
  5. ^ "Arizona's Last-play Field Goal Beats Notre Dame". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. October 17, 1982. p. 7C. 
  6. ^ Kayfes, David (October 24, 1982). "Irish Eyes Were Not Smiling After the 13-13 Standoff". Eugene Register-Guard. p. 4E. 
  7. ^ "Notre Dame's offense back on even Kiel, 27-10." Eugene Register-Guard. 1982 Oct 31.
  8. ^ 2012 Notre Dame football media guide.
  9. ^ 2012 Notre Dame football media guide.