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1981 Syracuse Orangemen football
ConferenceIndependent
1981 record4–6–1
Head coachDick MacPherson (1st season)
CaptainIke Bogosian & Joe Morris[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
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 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by first-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished the season with a 4–6–1 record.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 5RutgersL 27–2938,715
September 12at TempleL 19–3115,091
September 19at IllinoisL 14–1757,579
September 26Indiana
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 21–732,060
October 3at MarylandT 17–1732,000
October 17No. 2 Penn State
L 16–4150,037
October 24at No. 2 PittsburghL 10–2350,330
October 31Colgate
W 47–2440,309
November 7at NavyL 23–3523,355
November 14Boston College
W 27–1735,623
November 21West Virginia
W 27–2433,117
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[2][1]

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