1981 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1981 Central Michigan Chippewas football
Conference Mid-American Conference
1981 record 7–4 (7–2 MAC)
Head coach Herb Deromedi (4th season)
MVP Reggie Mitchell
Home stadium Perry Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Toledo $ 8 1 0     9 3 0
Miami 6 1 1     8 2 1
Central Michigan 7 2 0     7 4 0
Bowling Green 5 3 1     5 5 1
Western Michigan 5 4 0     6 5 0
Ohio 5 4 0     5 6 0
Kent State 3 6 0     4 7 0
Ball State 2 6 0     4 7 0
Northern Illinois 2 7 0     3 8 0
Eastern Michigan 0 9 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Herb Deromedi, the Chippewas compiled a 7–4 record (7–2 against MAC opponents), finished in third place in the MAC standings, and outscored their opponents, 223 to 131.[1][2] The team played its home games in Perry Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[3] with attendance of 104,310 in five home games.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Bob DeMarco with 1,159 passing yards, Reggie Mitchell with 1,068 rushing yards, and tight end Mike Hirn with 295 receiving yards.[5] Mitchell received the team's most valuable player award.[6] Six Central Michigan players (Hirn, Mitchell, offensive tackle Tony Vitale, defensive end Kurt Dobronski, linebacker Ray Bentley, and defensive back Bruce Brownie) received first-team All-MAC honors.[7]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 5at Pacific*L 3–10
September 19Northern IllinoisW 17–10
September 26Arkansas State*
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 23–26
October 3Eastern Michigan
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI (rivalry)
W 63–14
October 10at Western Michigan W 15–13
October 17at ToledoL 3–17
October 24Kent State
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 24–3
October 31at OhioW 38–21
November 7Miami (OH)
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
L 3–7
November 14at Ball StateW 28–7
November 21at Bowling GreenW 6–3
  • *Non-conference game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 Central Michigan Chippewas Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 113. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  3. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  5. ^ "1981 Central Michigan Chippewas Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016.
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  7. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 92.