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1981 Baylor Bears football
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1981 record5–6 (3–5 SWC)
Head coachGrant Teaff (10th season)
Home stadiumBaylor Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 SMU 7 1 0     10 1 0
#5 Texas 6 1 1     10 1 1
Houston 5 2 1     7 4 1
Arkansas 5 3 0     8 4 0
Texas A&M 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 3 5 0     4 7 0
Baylor 3 5 0     5 6 0
TCU 1 6 1     2 7 2
Texas Tech 0 7 1     1 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Baylor Bears football team represented Baylor University in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bears finished the season sixth in the Southwest Conference. In the Battle of the Brazos, the Bears beat Texas A&M for the fourth consecutive season. It was the longest winning streak the Bears had in the rivalry.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5Lamar*L 17–1822,000
September 12Bowling Green*
  • Baylor Stadium
  • Waco, TX
W 38–020,000
September 19at Louisiana Tech*W 28–2121,000
September 26Texas TechW 28–1540,000
October 3at HoustonABCL 3–2428,118
October 10at No. 14 SMUL 20–3733,110
October 17Texas A&MW 19–1745,000
October 24TCUdagger
W 34–2140,000
November 7at No. 19 ArkansasESPNL 39–4154,560
November 14RiceL 14–1730,000
November 21at No. 8 TexasL 12–3472,806
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

After the seasonEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Walter Abercrombie Running Back 1 12 Pittsburgh Steelers
Vann McElroy Defensive Back 3 64 Oakland Raiders
Dennis Gentry Running Back 4 89 Chicago Bears
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