1981 Miami Hurricanes football team

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1981 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Conference Independent
1981 record 9-2
Head coach Howard Schnellenberger
Home stadium Miami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Penn State           10 2 0
#4 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
#8 Miami           9 2 0
Southern Miss           9 2 1
#17 West Virginia           9 3 0
Colgate           7 3 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Navy           7 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Florida State           6 5 0
Holy Cross           6 5 0
Tulane           6 5 0
UNLV           6 6 0
South Carolina           6 6 0
Temple           5 5 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana           5 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
William & Mary           5 6 0
Syracuse           4 6 1
Richmond           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
North Texas           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 10 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami for the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 #17 Florida Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (War Canoe Trophy) W 21-20   73,817
September 19 Houston #16 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 12-7   32,586
September 26 at #4 Texas #14 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 14-7   74,653
October 3 Vanderbilt #17 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 48-16   27,694
October 17 at #16 Mississippi State #13 Scott FieldStarkville, MS L 14-10   33,225
October 24 at East Carolina Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 31-6   20,323
October 31 #1 Penn Statedagger Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ABC W 17-14   32,117
November 7 at #14 Florida State #13 Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL (Florida State–Miami rivalry) ABC W 27-19   52,685
November 14 Virginia Tech #12 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL W 21-14   22,257
November 21 at NC State #11 Carter-Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC W 14-6   36,500
November 27 Notre Dame #9 Miami Orange Bowl • Miami, FL ABC W 37-15   50,681
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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Starters[edit]

Offense[edit]

POS Name Name
QB Jim Kelly
HB Smokey Roan Keith Griffin
FB Chris Hobbs Speedy Neal
WR Larry Brodsky
WR Mike Rodrique
TE Glenn Dennison Mark Cooper
T Dave Stewart Bill Welch
G Mike Moore
C Don Bailey
G Clem Barbarino
T John Canei Frank Frazier

Defense[edit]

POS Name Name
DL Isaiah West
DL Lester Williams
DL Bob Nelson
DL Tony Chickillo
DL Tim Flanagan Danny Brown
LB Scott Nicolas Greg Brown
LB Jay Brophy Joe Walker
DB Dave Ditthardt
DB Ronnie Lippett
DB David Jefferson Jamie Boone
DB Fred Marion Ken Calhoun

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Statistics[edit]

Passing[edit]

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Jim Kelly 168 285 2,403 13 14

Rushing[edit]

Player Att Yards TD
Smokey Roan 111 388
Chris Hobbs 75 295
Speedy Neal 58 209

Receiving[edit]

Player Rec Yards TD
Larry Brodsky 37 631
Mike Rodrique 29 478
Glenn Dennison 29 270

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References[edit]

  1. ^ All-timeScores.net
  2. ^ a b Broyles, Bob and Paul Guido. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport.