1982 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team

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1982 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football
Missouri Valley Conference champion
Conference Missouri Valley Conference
1982 record 10–1 (6–0 MVC)
Head coach John Cooper (6th season)
Offensive coordinator Larry Coker (3rd season)
Home stadium Skelly Field
Seasons
← 1981
1983 →
1982 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulsa $ 6 0 0     10 1 0
Wichita State 4 1 0     8 3 0
Southern Illinois 4 1 0     6 5 0
Indiana State 3 2 0     5 6 0
Drake 2 4 0     4 7 0
New Mexico State 1 4 0     3 8 0
West Texas State 1 4 0     3 8 0
Illinois State 0 5 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1982 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1982 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their sixth year under head coach John Cooper, the Golden Hurricane compiled a 10–1 record (6-0 against conference opponents) and won the Missouri Valley Conference championship. The team defeated Big Eight Conference opponents Oklahoma State (25-15) and Kansas (20-15), but lost to Southwest Conference opponent Arkansas (0-38).[1]

The team had two running backs who each rushed for over 1,000 yards during the 1982 season. Mike Gunter totaled 1,464 rushing yards, 11 touchdowns, and 7.5 yards per carry, while Ken Lacy rushed for 1,097 yards and 12 touchdowns with an average of 5.5 yards per carry. Quarterback Skip Ast accumulated 595 passing yards and 367 rushing yards.[2] Head coach John Cooper was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 4Air Force*NRW 35–17
September 11at No. 13 Arkansas*NRL 0–38
September 19Oklahoma State*NR
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 25–15
October 2at Kansas*NRW 20–15
October 9at New Mexico StateNRW 31–14
October 16Southern IllinoisNR
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 22–3
October 23at DrakeNRW 34–18
October 30at Wichita StateNRW 30–21
November 6West Texas A&MNR
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 59–21
November 13Indiana StateNR
  • Skelly Field
  • Tulsa, OK
W 48–14
November 20at North Texas*No. 20W 38–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1982 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "1982 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 24, 2016.