1981 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

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1981 North Carolina Tar Heels football
North Carolina Tar Heels logo.svg
Gator Bowl, W 31–27 vs. Arkansas
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 9
1981 record 10–2 (5–1 ACC)
Head coach Dick Crum (4th season)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Clemson $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
No. 9 North Carolina 5 1 0     10 2 0
Maryland 4 2 0     4 6 1
Duke 3 3 0     6 5 0
NC State 2 4 0     4 7 0
Wake Forest 1 5 0     4 7 0
Virginia 0 6 0     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels were led by fourth-year head coach Dick Crum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result
September 12 East Carolina* No. 13 Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC W 56–0  
September 19 Miami (OH)* No. 10 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 49–7  
September 26 Boston College* No. 9 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC W 56–14  
October 3 at Georgia Tech* No. 6 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA W 28–7  
October 10 Wake Forest No. 5 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) W 48–10  
October 17 at NC State No. 4 Carter–Finley StadiumRaleigh, NC (Rivalry) W 21–10  
October 24 South Carolina* No. 3 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC (Rivalry) L 13–31  
October 31 at Maryland No. 9 Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD W 17–10  
November 7 No. 2 Clemson No. 8 Kenan Memorial Stadium • Chapel Hill, NC L 8–10  
November 14 at Virginia No. 13 Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA (South's Oldest Rivalry) W 17–14  
November 21 at Duke No. 12 Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC (Victory Bell) W 31–10  
December 28 vs. Arkansas* No. 11 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (Gator Bowl) W 31–27  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results | College Football at Sports-Reference.com". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2017-11-22.