1981 Utah Utes football team

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1981 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1981 record 8–2–1 (4–1–1 WAC)
Head coach Wayne Howard (5th season)
Offensive coordinator Ron McBride[1]
Defensive coordinator Tom Gadd[1]
Home stadium Rice Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 13 BYU $ 7 1 0     11 2 0
Hawaii 5 1 0     9 2 0
Utah 4 1 1     8 2 1
Wyoming 6 2 0     8 3 0
New Mexico 3 4 1     4 7 1
Air Force 2 3 0     4 7 0
San Diego State 3 5 0     6 5 0
UTEP 1 6 0     1 10 0
Colorado State 0 8 0     0 12 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Wayne Howard led the team to a 4–1–1 mark in the WAC and 8–2–1 overall.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 7:30 PM Utah State* Rice StadiumSalt Lake City (Battle of the Brothers) W 10–0   29,010[2]
September 12 8:30 PM at No. 20 Arizona State* Sun Devil StadiumTempe, Arizona L 10–52   64,558[2]
September 19 7:30 PM Portland State* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 46–0   24,122[2]
September 26 12:00 PM at Northwestern* Dyche StadiumEvanston, Illinois W 42–0   25,256[2]
October 2 7:30 PM UTEP Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 38–10   26,851[2]
October 17 1:30 PM at Colorado State Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado W 24–13   15,933[2]
October 24 8:30 PM at UNLV* Las Vegas Silver BowlParadise, Nevada W 69–28   27,883[2]
October 31 1:30 PM San Diego Statedagger Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 17–14   28,513[2]
November 7 7:00 PM at New Mexico University StadiumAlbuquerque, New Mexico (The Bowl) ABC T 7–7   14,420[2]
November 14 1:30 PM Wyoming Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 30–27   28,206[2]
November 21 1:30 PM at No. 18 BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, Utah (Holy War) L 28–56   47,163[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

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NFL draft[edit]

Five players went in the 1982 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Darryl Haley Offensive tackle 2 55 New England Patriots
Del Rodgers Running back 3 71 Green Bay Packers
Jack Campbell Offensive tackle 6 144 Seattle Seahawks
Steve Clark Defensive end 9 239 Miami Dolphins
Wayne Jones Offensive tackle 10 276 Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1977 Utah Football Media Guide: Coaching Staff". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "1982 Utah Football Media Guide". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved 2011-08-13. 
  3. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  4. ^ "1981 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-09-28.