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1981 Virginia Cavaliers football
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
1981 record1–10 (0–6 ACC)
Head coachDick Bestwick (6th season)
CaptainKeith Lee, Todd Kirtley[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 42,073)
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 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cavaliers were led by sixth-year head coach Dick Bestwick and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in last. At the conclusion of a 1–10 campaign, head coach Dick Bestwick was fired.[2] He had a record of 16–49–1 at Virginia.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 12West Virginia*L 18–32
September 18at Rutgers*L 0–3
September 26Duke
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 24–29
October 3at NC StateL 24–30
October 10at No. 9 ClemsonL 0–27
October 17at South Carolina*L 3–21
October 24Wake Forest
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
L 21–24
October 31VMI*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 13–10
November 14No. 13 North Carolina
L 14–17
November 21at MarylandL 7–48
November 28Virginia Tech*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry)
L 3–20
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

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