1981 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1981 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 17
1981 record 8–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Emory Bellard (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson (3rd season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 7 Alabama + 6 0 0     9 2 1
No. 6 Georgia + 6 0 0     10 2 0
Mississippi State 4 2 0     8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0     7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0     5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0     3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1     3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 4 1     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0     4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 5 Memphis State* No. 14 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 20–3  
September 19 Vanderbilt No. 14 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 29–9  
September 26 Florida No. 12 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS W 28–7  
October 3 Missouri* No. 9 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 3–14  
October 10 at Colorado State* No. 19 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 37–27  
October 17 No. 13 Miami (FL)* No. 16 Scott FieldStarkville, MS W 14–10  
October 24 at Auburn No. 9 Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL W 21–17  
October 31 at No. 8 Alabama No. 7 Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) L 10–13  
November 7 vs. No. 20 Southern Miss* No. 15 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS L 6–7  
November 14 at LSU Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA (Rivalry) W 17–9  
November 21 vs. Ole Miss Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Egg Bowl) L 17–21  
December 31 vs. Kansas* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Hall of Fame Classic) W 10–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015