1981 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team

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1981 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets logo.svg
Conference Independent
1981 record 1–10
Head coach Bill Curry (2nd season)
Captain Dave Lutz
Lance Skelton
Mark Bradley
Ken Carney
Home stadium Grant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Division I-A independents football records
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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by second-year head coach Bill Curry, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. Georgia Tech produced abysmal results for the second consecutive year under Curry, finishing with a record of 1–10, their worst season in terms of winning percentage in school history (it would later be matched by another 1-10 season in 1994), their sole win was a season-opening upset victory over the second-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Birmingham.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 12 at No. 2 Alabama Legion FieldBirmingham, Alabama ESPN W 24–21   78,865
September 19 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 6–27   63,876
September 26 Memphis State Grant FieldAtlanta L 15–28   32,463
October 3 No. 6 North Carolina Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia L 7–28   39,263
October 10 at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, Tennessee (Rivalry) L 7–10   94,478
October 17 Auburn Grant Field • Atlanta (Rivalry) L 7–31   50,263
October 24 at Tulane Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans (Rivalry) L 10–27   37,431
October 31 Dukedagger Grant Field • Atlanta L 24–38   30,232
November 7 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana L 3–35   59,075
November 14 Navy Grant Field • Atlanta, Georgia L 14–20   20,129
December 5 No. 2 Georgia Grant Field • Atlanta (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) ABC L 7–44   58,623
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Sources:[1][2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1981 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved June 15, 2017. 
  2. ^ 2011 Georgia Tech Media Guide. p. 173