1981 Missouri Tigers football team

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1981 Missouri Tigers football
Tangerine Bowl champion
Conference Big Eight Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 20
AP No. 19
1981 record 8–4 (3–4 Big 8)
Head coach Warren Powers (4th season)
Home stadium Faurot Field
(Capacity: 62,023)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 11 Nebraska $ 7 0 0     9 3 0
No. 20 Oklahoma 4 2 1     7 4 1
Kansas 4 3 0     7 5 0
Oklahoma State 4 3 0     7 5 0
No. 19 Missouri 3 4 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 2 4 1     5 5 1
Colorado 2 5 0     3 8 0
Kansas State 1 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Missouri Tigers football team represented the University of Missouri during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. They participated in the Big 8 Conference and played their home games at Faurot Field in Columbia, Missouri. The Tigers were led by head coach Warren Powers and finished the season with a record of 8–4 overall, 3–4 in Big 8 play. They were invited play in the Tangerine Bowl, in which they defeated Southern Miss by a score of 19–17.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 Army* Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 24–10   60,033
September 19 Rice* Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri W 42–10   57,112
September 26 Louisville* Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri W 34–3   57,448
October 3 at No. 9 Mississippi State* Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 14–3   40,776
October 10 Kansas State No. 13 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri W 58–13   61,012
October 17 at Iowa State No. 8 Cyclone StadiumAmes, Iowa (Telephone Trophy) L 13–34   53,220
October 24 No. 15 Nebraska No. 19 Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri (Victory Bell) L 0–6   72,001
October 31 Oklahoma State Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri L 12–16   57,541
November 7 at Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, Colorado W 30–14   35,782
November 14 No. 15 Oklahoma Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri (Tiger–Sooner Peace Pipe) W 19–14   67,364
November 21 at Kansas Memorial StadiumLawrence, Kansas (Border War) L 11–19   47,500
December 19 vs. No. 18 Southern Miss* Orlando StadiumOrlando, Florida (Tangerine Bowl) W 19–17   50,045
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

*Schedule Source:[1]

Season summary[edit]

Oklahoma[edit]

1 234Total
Oklahoma 7 007 14
Missouri 3 1060 19
  • Date: November 14
  • Location: Faurot Field • Columbia, Missouri

Missouri's first win versus Oklahoma since 1969.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ DeLassus, David. "Missouri Yearly Results: 1980–1984". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. November 15, 1981