1981 Peach Bowl (December)

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1981 Peach Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
West Virginia 7 9 3 7 26
Florida 0 0 0 6 6
Date December 31, 1981
Season 1981
Stadium Fulton County Stadium
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP Offense: Mickey Walczack (West Virginia)
Defense: Don Stemple (West Virginia)
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers Frank Glieber, Johnny Morris, and Dick Stockton
Peach Bowl
 < 1981 (Jan) 1982

The 1981 Peach Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Florida Gators. The game took place on December 31, 1981, resulting in a West Virginia win over Florida 26-6.[1] The offensive MVP was Mickey Walczack of West Virginia and the defensive MVP was West Virginia's Don Stemple.[2]

Florida coach Charlie Pell was so disappointed by his team's performance that he burned the game film and buried it in the Gators' practice field.[3]


  1. ^ "Chick-Fil-A Bowl Results Formerly Peach Bowl". CSTV Networks, Inc. 2007. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Football Bowl Games -Peach Bowl". Rauzulu's Street. 1996–2007. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-05. 
  3. ^ Boyles, Bob; Guido, Paul (2009-01-01). The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. ISBN 9781602396777.