|1971 Virginia Cavaliers football|
|Conference||Atlantic Coast Conference|
|1971 record||3–8 (2–4 ACC)|
|Head coach||Don Lawrence (1st season)|
|Captain||Gary Helman, Andy Selfridge|
|Home stadium||Scott Stadium|
|1971 ACC football standings|
|North Carolina †||6||–||0||8||–||4|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1971 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season. The Cavaliers were led by first-year head coach Don Lawrence and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing tied for third.
|September 11||Navy*||L 6–10|
|September 18||at No. 4 Michigan*||L 0–56|
|September 25||No. 20 Duke||L 0–28|
|October 2||Vanderbilt*||W 27–23|
|October 9||at South Carolina*||L 14–34|
|October 16||vs. Clemson||L 15–32|
|October 23||at Army*||L 9–14|
|October 30||at NC State||W 14–10|
|November 6||Virginia Tech*||L 0–6|
|November 13||North Carolina||L 20–32|
|November 20||at Maryland||W 29–27|
- ↑ "2017 Cavalier Football Fact Book". Virginia Cavaliers Athletics. p. 121. http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/va/sports/m-footbl/auto_pdf/2017-18/misc_non_event/2017FootballFactBook82-134.pdf.
- ↑ "1971 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/conferences/acc/1971.html. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
- ↑ "1971 Virginia Cavaliers Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/virginia/1971-schedule.html.