1981 Navy Midshipmen football team

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1981 Navy Midshipmen football
United State Naval Academy Logo-sports.png
Liberty Bowl, L 28–31 vs. Ohio State
Conference Independent
1981 record 7–4–1
Head coach George Welsh (9th season)
Home stadium Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by ninth-year head coach George Welsh.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 12 The Citadel Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, Maryland W 17–7   18,135
September 19 Eastern Kentucky Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, Maryland W 24–0    
September 26 at Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, Michigan L 16–21   105,213
October 3 at Yale Yale BowlNew Haven, Connecticut L 19–23    
October 10 Air Force Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, Maryland (Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) W 30–13    
October 17 at Boston College Alumni StadiumChestnut Hill, Massachusetts W 25–10    
October 24 William & Marydagger Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, Maryland W 27–0    
October 31 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumSouth Bend, Indiana (Rivalry) L 0–38   59,075
November 7 Syracuse Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium • Annapolis, Maryland W 35–23    
November 14 at Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta W 20–14    
December 1 vs. Army Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia (Army–Navy Game/Commander-in-Chief's Trophy) T 3–3    
December 30 vs. Ohio State Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee (Liberty Bowl) L 28–31   43,216
daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

Roster[edit]

1981 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 74 Keith Boring Sr
T 71 Doug Borrebach So
TE 83 Mark Fitzgerald Sr
G 63 Jeff Johnson Sr
QB 16 Jeff Korn Jr
C 51 Dennis McCall Jr
RB 30 Napoleon McCallum Redshirt.svg Fr
RB 40 Eddie Meyers Sr
WR 89 Troy Mitchell Sr
QB 15 Marco Pagnanelli So
RB 38 Andy Skehan Sr
G 59 Mark Woodhouse Jr
WR 88 Chris Yelder Sr
Defense Eliott Reagans
Pos. # Name Class
DB 41 John Foley Sr
LB 57 Todd Hastings So
DT 56 Tim Jordan Sr
LB 50 Ken Olson Sr
DT 73 Steve Peters So
DE 84 Mike Rouser Sr
DB 14 Jeff Shoemake Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 24 Steve Fehr Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football History" (PDF). United States Naval Academy. p. 194. Retrieved July 12, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Navy Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 14, 2015.