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Gopher Football 1981 Season

1981 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L/T Score
09/12/1981 Ohio (5-6) W 19-17
09/19/1981 Purdue (5-6) W 16-13
09/26/1981 Oregon State (1-10) W 42-12
10/03/1981 @ Illinois (7-4) L 29-38
10/10/1981 Homecoming
Northwestern (0-11)
W 35-23
10/17/1981 @ Indiana (3-8) L 16-17
10/24/1981 @ Iowa (8-4) W 12-10
10/31/1981 Michigan (9-3) L 13-34
11/07/1981 Ohio State (9-3) W 35-31
11/14/1981 @ Michigan State (5-6) L 36-43
11/21/1981 Wisconsin (7-5) L 21-26

1981 Big Ten Standings

Team Conference Overall
W L T PCT W L T PCT
Iowa 6 2 0 .750 8 4 0 .667
Ohio State 6 2 0 .750 9 3 0 .750
Michigan 6 3 0 .667 9 3 0 .750
Illinois 6 3 0 .667 7 4 0 .636
Wisconsin 6 3 0 .667 7 5 0 .583
Minnesota 4 5 0 .444 6 5 0 .545
Michigan State 4 5 0 .444 5 6 0 .455
Purdue 3 6 0 .333 5 6 0 .455
Indiana 3 6 0 .333 3 8 0 .273
Northwestern 0 9 0 .000 0 11 0 .000

Season notes:

Coached by Joe Salem (3rd season).

Team Roster:

By Name By Number By Position By Eligibility

1981 Poll Results

Associated Press United Press
1. Clemson 12-0-0
2. Texas 10-1-1
3. Penn State 10-2-0
4. Pittsburgh 11-1-0
5. Southern Methodist 10-1-0
6. Georgia 10-2-0
7. Alabama 9-2-1
8. Miami (FL) 9-2-0
9. North Carolina 10-2-0
10. Washington 10-2-0
11. Nebraska 9-3-0
12. Michigan 9-3-0
13. Brigham Young 11-2-0
14. Southern California 9-3-0
15. Ohio State 9-3-0
16. Arizona State 9-2-0
17. West Virginia 9-3-0
18. Iowa 8-4-0
19. Missouri 8-4-0
20. Oklahoma 7-4-1
1. Clemson 12-0-0
2. Pittsburgh 11-1-0
3. Penn State 10-2-0
4. Texas 10-1-1
5. Georgia 10-2-0
6. Alabama 9-2-1
7. Washington 10-2-0
8. North Carolina 10-2-0
9. Nebraska 9-3-0
10. Michigan 9-3-0
11. Brigham Young 11-2-0
12. Ohio State 9-3-0
13. Southern California 9-3-0
14. Oklahoma 7-4-1
15. Iowa 8-4-0
16. Arkansas 8-4-0
17. Mississippi State 8-4-0
18. West Virginia 9-3-0
19. Southern Mississippi 9-2-1
20. Missouri 8-4-0

1981 Season Big Ten Bowl Results
Rose Bowl - 01/01/1982
Washington 28, Iowa 0
Liberty Bowl - 12/30/1981
Ohio State 31, Navy 28
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1981
Michigan 33, UCLA 14
Garden State Bowl - 12/13/1981
Tennessee 28, Wisconsin 21

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1981 Season Bowl Results
Orange Bowl - 01/01/1982
Clemson 22, Nebraska 15
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1982
Pittsburgh 24, Georgia 20
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1982
Texas 14, Alabama 12
Sun Bowl - 12/26/1981
Oklahoma 40, Houston 14
Gator Bowl - 12/28/1981
North Carolina 31, Arkansas 27
Tangerine Bowl - 12/19/1981
Missouri 19, Southern Mississippi 17
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1981
West Virginia 26, Florida 6
Fiesta Bowl - 01/01/1982
Penn State 26, Southern California 10
Independence Bowl - 12/12/1981
Texas A&M 33, Oklahoma State 16
Holiday Bowl - 12/18/1981
Brigham Young 38, Washington State 36
Hall of Fame Classic - 12/31/1981
Mississippi State 10, Kansas 0
California Bowl - 12/19/1981
Toledo 27, San Jose State 25