1981 Florida Gators football team

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1981 Florida Gators football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1981 record 7–5 (3–3 T-4th SEC)
Head coach Charley Pell
Offensive coordinator Mike Shanahan (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Joe Kines
Home stadium Florida Field
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#7 Alabama + 6 0 0     9 2 1
#6 Georgia + 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Charley Pell's third year as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Pell's 1981 Florida Gators posted an overall record of 7–5 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 3–3, and tying for fourth place among ten SEC teams.[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
9–5–1981 Miami* No. 17 Orange Bowl StadiumMiami, FL L 20–21   73,817
9–12–1981 Furman* Florida FieldGainesville, FL W 35–7   54,439
9–19–1981 Georgia Tech* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 27–6   63,879
9–26–1981 No. 12 Mississippi State Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS ABC L 7–28   45,250
10–3–1981 Louisiana State Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA W 24–10   73,665
10–10–1981 Maryland* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 15–10   56,319
10–17–1981 Mississippi Florida Field • Gainesville, FL (HC) W 49–3   64,126
10–31–1981 Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 12–14   65,000
11–7–1981 No. 4 Georgia Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL ABC L 21–26   68,648
11–14–1981 Kentucky Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 33–12   60,286
11–28–1981 Florida State* Florida Field • Gainesville, FL W 35–3   64,437
12–31–1981 West Virginia* Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) CBS L 6–26   37,582
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.