1981 Yale Bulldogs football
Ivy League co-champion
Conference Ivy League
1981 record 9–1 (6–1 Ivy)
Head coach Carmen Cozza (17th year)
Home stadium Yale Bowl
(Capacity: 70,896)
« 1980 1982 »

Template:1981 Ivy League football standings The 1981 Yale Bulldogs football team represented Yale University in the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Bulldogs were led by seventeenth year head coach Carmen Cozza and played their home games at the Yale Bowl. They played as a member of the Ivy League. The Bulldogs finished the season with an overall record of 9–1, including a record of 6–1 in Ivy League play, giving them a share of the Ivy League championship with Dartmouth.[1]


September 19BrownW 28–7
September 26Connecticut*
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 27–18
October 3Navy*
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
ABCW 23–1938,000
October 10at Holy Cross*W 29–28
October 17at Columbia
W 48–17
October 24Penn
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
W 24–3
October 31Darthmouth
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT
ABCW 24–3
November 7at CornellW 23–17
November 14at PrincetonL 31–35
November 21Harvard
  • Yale Bowl
  • New Haven, CT (98th edition of The Game)
W 28–075,300
  • *Non-conference game


  1. Wallace, William N.; Times, Special To the New York (1981-11-22). "Yale Wins, Ties for Ivy Title" (in en-US). The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331.

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