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1981 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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ConferenceIndependent
1981 record1–10
Head coachBill Curry (2nd season)
CaptainDave Lutz
Lance Skelton
Mark Bradley
Ken Carney
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Penn State           10 2 0
No. 4 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
No. 8 Miami           9 2 0
Southern Miss           9 2 1
No. 17 West Virginia           9 3 0
Colgate           7 3 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Navy           7 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Florida State           6 5 0
Holy Cross           6 5 0
Tulane           6 5 0
UNLV           6 6 0
South Carolina           6 6 0
Temple           5 5 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana           5 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
William & Mary           5 6 0
Syracuse           4 6 1
Richmond           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
North Texas State           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 10 0
Memphis           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by second-year head coach Bill Curry, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. Georgia Tech produced abysmal results for the second consecutive year under Curry, finishing with a record of 1–10, their worst season in terms of winning percentage in school history (it would later be matched by another 1-10 season in 1994). Their sole win was a season-opening upset victory over the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Birmingham.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 12at No. 2 AlabamaESPNW 24–2178,865
September 19at FloridaL 6–2763,876
September 26Memphis StateL 15–2832,463
October 3No. 6 North Carolina
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
L 7–2839,263
October 10at TennesseeL 7–1094,478
October 17Auburn
L 7–3150,263
October 24at TulaneL 10–2737,431
October 31Dukedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 24–3830,232
November 7at Notre DameL 3–3559,075
November 14Navy
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta, Georgia
L 14–2020,129
December 5No. 2 Georgia
ABCL 7–4458,623
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[1][2]

RosterEdit

1981 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Kelley, MikeMike Kelley Sr
T 78 Lutz, DaveDave Lutz Jr
QB 12 Taylor, Jim BobJim Bob Taylor Jr
G 64 Utt, BenBen Utt Sr
TE 9 Whisenhunt, KenKen Whisenhunt So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 22 Westbrook, JackJack Westbrook So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

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