1971 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1971 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ACC champion
Gator Bowl, L 3–7 vs. Georgia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
1971 record9–3 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachBill Dooley (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorBobby Collins (5th season)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Carolina $   6 0         9 3  
Clemson   4 2         5 6  
Duke   2 3         6 5  
Virginia   2 3         3 8  
Wake Forest   2 3         6 5  
NC State   2 4         3 8  
Maryland   1 4         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

The 1971 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the North Carolina Tar Heels of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1971 college football season.[2] The Tar Heels were led by fifth-year head coach Bill Dooley and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. North Carolina won the Atlantic Coast Conference with a perfect conference record of 6–0. They were invited to the 1971 Gator Bowl, where they lost to Georgia.

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11at Richmond*W 28–0
September 18at Illinois*W 27–0
September 25MarylandW 35–14
October 2at NC StateNo. 20W 27–7
October 9Tulane*No. 18
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 29–37
October 16at No. 7 Notre Dame*L 0–16
October 23Wake Forest
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry)
W 7–3
October 30William & Mary*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 36–35
November 6Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 26–13
November 13at VirginiaW 32–20
November 20at DukeW 38–0
December 31vs. No. 6 Georgia*L 3–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1971 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "1971 North Carolina Tar Heels". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.