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1981 Navy Midshipmen football
Liberty Bowl, L 28–31 vs. Ohio State
ConferenceIndependent
1981 record7–4–1
Head coachGeorge Welsh (9th season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by ninth-year head coach George Welsh.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 12The CitadelW 17–718,135
September 19Eastern Kentucky
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 24–0
September 26at MichiganL 16–21105,213
October 3at YaleL 19–23
October 10Air Force
W 30–13
October 17at Boston CollegeW 25–10
October 24William & Marydagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 27–0
October 31at Notre DameL 0–3859,075
November 7Syracuse
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 35–23
November 14at Georgia TechW 20–14
December 1vs. ArmyT 3–3
December 30vs. Ohio StateL 28–3143,216
  • daggerHomecoming

RosterEdit

1981 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 74 Boring, KeithKeith Boring Sr
T 71 Borrebach, DougDoug Borrebach So
TE 83 Fitzgerald, MarkMark Fitzgerald Sr
G 63 Johnson, JeffJeff Johnson Sr
QB 16 Korn, JeffJeff Korn Jr
C 51 McCall, DennisDennis McCall Jr
RB 30 McCallum, NapoleonNapoleon McCallum Fr
RB 40 Meyers, EddieEddie Meyers (C) Sr
WR 89 Mitchell, TroyTroy Mitchell Sr
QB 15 Pagnanelli, MarcoMarco Pagnanelli So
TE 82 Papajohn, GregGreg Papajohn Sr
RB 38 Skehan, AndyAndy Skehan Sr
G 59 Woodhouse, MarkMark Woodhouse Jr
WR 88 Yelder, ChrisChris Yelder Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DB 41 Foley, JohnJohn Foley Sr
LB 57 Hastings, ToddTodd Hastings So
DT 56 Jordan, TimTim Jordan Sr
LB 50 Olson, KenKen Olson Sr
DT 73 Peters, SteveSteve Peters So
DB 47 Reagans, EliottEliott Reagans Sr
DE 84 Rouser, MikeMike Rouser Sr
DB 14 Shoemake, JeffJeff Shoemake Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 24 Fehr, SteveSteve Fehr Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Game summariesEdit

ArmyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Navy 0 3 0 0 3
Army 0 0 3 0 3




  • NAVY: Steve Fehr 35 FG
  • ARMY: Dave Aucoin FG, 4:37


ReferencesEdit

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