1981 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team

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1981 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football
Wake Forest University Athletic logo.svg
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
1981 record 4–7 (1–5 ACC)
Head coach Al Groh (1st year)
Home stadium Groves Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Clemson $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
#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 Wake Forest Demon Deacons football team was an American football team that represented Wake Forest University during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Al Groh, the Demon Deacons compiled a 4–7 record and finished in sixth place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Location Result Attendance
09/05/1981 South Carolina Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC L 6-23
29,300
09/12/1981 North Carolina State Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC L 23-28
29,000
09/19/1981* at Auburn Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 24-21
63,000
09/26/1981 at Virginia Tech Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA L 14-30
42,200
10/03/1981* Appalachian State Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC W 15-14
24,500
10/10/1981* at #5 North Carolina Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC L 10-48
51,692
10/17/1981* Maryland Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, NC L 33-45
24,500
10/24/1981* at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA W 24-21
24,222
10/31/1981* at #2 Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 24-82
60,383
11/07/1981 Duke Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 10-31
22,000
11/14/1981 at Richmond UR StadiumRichmond, VA W 34-22
15,285

Team leaders[edit]

Category Team Leader Att/Cth Yds
Passing Gary Schofield 241/404 2,572
Rushing Wayne McMillan 90 407
Receiving Phil Denfeld 51 461

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 Wake Forest Demon Deacons Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 24, 2015.