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1981 North Carolina Tar Heels football
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Gator Bowl, W 31–27 vs. Arkansas
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #9
1981 record 10–2 (5–1 ACC)
Head coach Dick Crum (4th year)
Home stadium Kenan Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
« 1980 1982 »
1981 ACC football standings
v · d · e 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 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Tar Heels were led by fourth-year head coach Dick Crum and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 12East Carolina*No. 13W 56–0
September 19Miami (OH)*No. 10
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 49–7
September 26Boston College*No. 9
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 56–14
October 3at Georgia Tech*No. 6W 28–7
October 10Wake ForestNo. 5
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 48–10
October 17at NC StateNo. 4W 21–10
October 24South Carolina*No. 3
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
L 13–31
October 31at MarylandNo. 9W 17–10
November 7No. 2 ClemsonNo. 8
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 8–10
November 14at VirginiaNo. 13W 17–14
November 21at DukeNo. 12W 31–10
December 28vs. Arkansas*No. 11W 31–27
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

RosterEdit

1981 North Carolina Tar Heels football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 54 Drechsler, DaveDave Drechsler So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
OLB 84 Wilcher, MikeMike Wilcher Jr
LB 93 Daniels, CalvinCalvin Daniels Sr
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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