1981 BYU Cougars football team

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1981 BYU Cougars football
Holiday Bowl Champions
WAC Champions
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches #11
AP #13
1981 record 11-2 (7-1 WAC)
Head coach LaVell Edwards
Home stadium Cougar Stadium
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#13 BYU 7 1 0     11 2 0
Hawaii 5 1 0     9 2 0
Utah 4 1 1     8 2 1
Wyoming 6 2 0     8 3 0
New Mexico 3 4 1     4 7 1
Air Force 2 3 0     4 7 0
San Diego State 3 5 0     6 5 0
UTEP 1 6 0     1 10 0
Colorado State 0 8 0     0 12 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 1981 college football season. The Cougars offense scored 503 points while the defense allowed 256 points. Led by head coach LaVell Edwards, the Cougars won in the 1981 Holiday Bowl.

Regular season[edit]

Season schedule[edit]

Game Date Opponent Result Cougars Opp Record
1 Sept. 5 Cal State Long Beach Win 31 8 1-0
2 Sept. 12 Air Force Win 45 21 2-0
3 Sept. 19 @ Texas El Paso Win 65 8 3-0
4 Sept. 26 @ Colorado Win 41 20 4-0
5 Oct. 2 Utah State Win 32 26 5-0
6 Oct. 10 UNLV Loss 41 45 5-1
7 Oct. 17 @ San Diego State Win 6-1
8 Oct. 24 @ Wyoming Loss 20 33 6-2
9 Oct. 31 New Mexico Win 31 7 7-2
10 Nov. 7 @ Colorado State Win 63 14 8-2
11 Nov. 14 @ Hawaii Win 13 3 9-2
12 Nov. 21 Utah Win 56 28 10-2

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Game notes[edit]

Air Force[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Air Force 0 7 7 7 21
• BYU 10 14 7 14 45

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Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
BYU 14 3 14 10 41
Colorado 0 0 6 14 20

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Utah State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Utah St 0 7 7 12 26
BYU 0 7 6 19 32
  • Date: October 2
  • Location: Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah

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Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
BYU 0 6 7 0 13
Hawaii 0 0 0 3 3

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Utah[edit]

Utah at #18 BYU
1 2 3 4 Total
Utah 10 11 7 0 28
BYU 14 21 14 7 56

Jim McMahon passes for 565 yards and becomes the NCAA's career leader in the category.


Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1982 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jim McMahon Quarterback 1 5 Chicago Bears
Dan Plater Wide Receiver 4 106 Denver Broncos

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Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://cfreference.net/cfr/school.s?id=925&season=1981
  2. ^ "BYU Thumps Air Force." Gainesville Sun. 1981 Sept 13.
  3. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1981 Sept 27.
  4. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1981 Oct 3.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1981 Nov 17.
  6. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1982.htm
  7. ^ http://www.touchdownclubofcolumbus.com/Awards.htm#SAMMY
  8. ^ http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/awards?awardId=3