1981 Stanford Cardinals football team

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1981 Stanford Cardinals football
Stanford block S.jpg
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
1981 record 4–7 (4–4 Pac-10)
Head coach Paul Wiggin (2nd year)
Home stadium Stanford Stadium (c. 85,500, grass)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 Washington 6 2 0     10 2 0
#16 Arizona State 5 2 0     9 2 0
#14 USC 5 2 0     9 3 0
Washington State 5 2 1     8 3 1
UCLA 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arizona 4 4 0     6 5 0
Stanford 4 4 0     4 7 0
California 2 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon 1 6 0     2 9 0
Oregon State 0 7 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Stanford Cardinals football team represented Stanford University in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. This was the last year the team was called the Cardinals; beginning in 1982, the team was referred to as the singular Cardinal, representing the color.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 at Purdue #19 Ross–Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN L 19–27   62,778
September 19 San Jose State Stanford StadiumStanford, CA L 6–28   67,888
September 26 #8 Ohio State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 19–24   76,102
October 3 at Arizona Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 13–17   41,110
October 10 #17 UCLA Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 26–23   70,103
October 17 at #7 USC Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA L 17–25   76,291
October 24 #17 Arizona State Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA L 36–62   52,855
October 31 at #18 Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA L 31–42   55,856
November 7 at Oregon State Parker StadiumCorvallis, OR W 63–9   22,000
November 14 Oregon Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA W 42–3   36,106
November 21 California Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA (84th Big Game) W 42–21   84,536
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Game notes[edit]

California[edit]

California at Stanford
1 2 3 4 Total
California 7 0 7 7 21
Stanford 7 14 14 7 42


References[edit]

  1. ^ "What is the history of Stanford's mascot and nickname?". Stanford Athletics website. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Stanford Game-by-Game Results; 1981–1985". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 21, 2013.