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1982 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Penn State (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Herschel Walker (Georgia)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Joe Paterno (Penn State)

AP Preseason #1: Pittsburgh ▪ AP Final #1: Penn State

16 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1983-01-01 Cotton Bowl Southern Methodist 7 Pittsburgh 3 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1983-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Arizona State 32 Oklahoma 21 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1983-01-01 Orange Bowl Nebraska 21 Louisiana State 20 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1983-01-01 Rose Bowl UCLA 24 Michigan 14 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1983-01-01 Sugar Bowl Penn State 27 Georgia 23 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1982-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl Arkansas 28 Florida 24 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1982-12-31 Hall of Fame Classic Air Force 36 Vanderbilt 28 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1982-12-31 Peach Bowl Iowa 28 Tennessee 22 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1982-12-30 Gator Bowl Florida State 31 West Virginia 12 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1982-12-29 Liberty Bowl Alabama 21 Illinois 15 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1982-12-25 Aloha Bowl Washington 21 Maryland 20 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1982-12-25 Sun Bowl North Carolina 26 Texas 10 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1982-12-18 California Bowl Fresno State 29 Bowling Green State 28 California Bowl (Fresno, CA)
1982-12-18 Tangerine Bowl Auburn 33 Boston College 26 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1982-12-17 Holiday Bowl Ohio State 47 Brigham Young 17 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
1982-12-11 Independence Bowl Wisconsin 14 Kansas State 3 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)