|1982 UC Davis Aggies football|
|Conference||Far Western Conference|
|Sports Network||No. 3 (Div. II Football Committee)|
|1982 record||12–1 (5–0 FWC)|
|Head coach||Jim Sochor (13th season)|
|Home stadium||Toomey Field|
|1982 Far Western Conference football standings|
|#3 UC Davis $^||5||–||0||–||0||12||–||1||–||0|
|Cal State Hayward||3||–||2||–||0||4||–||5||–||1|
|San Francisco State||2||–||3||–||0||4||–||6||–||0|
Rankings from Division II Football Committee poll
The Aggies were led by head coach Jim Sochor in his 13th year. They played home games at Toomey Field. UC Davis finished the season as champion of the FWC for the 12th consecutive season and it was their 13th consecutive winning season. The Aggies finished the regular season undefeated, with a record of ten wins and no losses (10–0, 5–0 FWC) and were ranked Number 3 in the Division II rankings for the last four weeks of the regular season and going into the playoffs. With the 5–0 conference record, they stretched their conference winning streak to 9 games dating back to the previous season.
At the end of the season, the Aggies qualified for the Division II playoffs. In the quarterfinal game they defeated Number 6 Northern Michigan. In the semifinal game they defeated Number 2 North Dakota State. In the Palm Bowl - Division II Championship Game, the Aggies were beaten by Number 1 Southwest Texas State. That brought the Aggies final record to twelve wins and one loss (12–1, 5–0 FWC). The Aggies outscored their opponents 405–164 for the season.
|September 11||at Pacific (CA)*||W 23–22||16,988|
|September 25||at Cal Poly Pomona*||W 37–7||2,362|
|October 2||Cal State Northridge*||W 30–20||8,200|
|October 9||Cal Poly[note 3]*||W 24–0||9,500|
|October 16||No. 3 Santa Clara*||No. 9||W 28–7|
|October 23||Chico State[note 4]||No. 4||W 28–13|
|October 30||at San Francisco State||No. 3||W 42–6|
|November 6||at Cal State Hayward[note 5]||No. 3||W 41–6|
|November 13||Sacramento State[note 6]||No. 3||W 51–6||12,700|
|November 20||at Humboldt State||No. 3||W 31–8|
- The Northern California Athletic Conference (NCAC) was known as the Far Western Conference (FWC) from its founding in 1925 to 1982.
- Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
- The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
- The official name of Chico State has been California State University, Chico since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Chico State.
- California State University, East Bay was known as California State University, Hayward from 1972 to 2004.
- The official name of Sacramento State has been California State University, Sacramento since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Sacramento State.
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- "Saturday's Late Results". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 11, 1982. p. III-15. Retrieved April 1, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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- "1983 NFL Draft". Retrieved January 12, 2017.
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