1981 Missouri Tigers football team

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1981 Missouri Tigers football
Tangerine Bowl Champions
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches #20
AP #19
1981 record 8–4 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coach Warren Powers
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 62,023)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Nebraska 7 0 0     9 3 0
#20 Oklahoma 4 2 1     7 4 1
Kansas 4 3 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     7 5 0
#19 Missouri 3 4 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 5 1
Colorado 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated in the Big 8 Conference and played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers were led by head coach Warren Powers and finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall, 3–4 in Big 8 play. They were invited play in the Tangerine Bowl in which they defeated Southern Miss by a score of 19–17.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 Army* Faurot FieldColumbia, MO W 24–10   60,033
September 19 Rice* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 42–10   57,112
September 26 Louisville* Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 34–3   57,448
October 3 at #9 Mississippi State* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 14–3   40,776
October 10 Kansas State #13 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO W 58–13   61,012
October 17 at Iowa State #8 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA (Telephone Trophy) L 13–34   53,220
October 24 #15 Nebraska #19 Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Victory Bell) L 0–6   72,001
October 31 Oklahoma State Faurot Field • Columbia, MO L 12–16   57,541
November 7 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 30–14   35,782
November 14 #15 Oklahoma Faurot Field • Columbia, MO (Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe) W 19–14   67,364
November 21 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS (Border War) L 11–19   47,500
December 19 vs. #18 Southern Miss* Orlando StadiumOrlando, FL (Tangerine Bowl) W 19–17   50,045
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

*Schedule Source:[1]

Season summary[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 7 0 0 7 14
Missouri 3 10 6 0 19
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri

Missouri's first win versus Oklahoma since 1969.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Missouri Yearly Results: 1980–1984". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. November 15, 1981