1981 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1981 Syracuse Orangemen football
Conference Independent
1981 record 4–6–1
Head coach Dick MacPherson (1st season)
Captain Ike Bogosian & Joe Morris[1]
Home stadium Carrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
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 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by first-year head coach Dick MacPherson and played their home games in the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished the season with a 4–6–1 record.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 Rutgers Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY L 27–29   38,715
September 12 at Temple Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 19–31   15,091
September 19 at Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL L 14–17   57,579
September 26 Indiana Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY W 21–7   32,060
October 3 at Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD T 17–17   32,000
October 17 No. 2 Penn State Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) L 16–41   50,037
October 24 at No. 2 Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA (Rivalry) L 10–23   50,330
October 31 Colgate Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 47–24   40,309
November 7 at Navy Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 23–35   23,355
November 14 Boston College Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 27–17   35,623
November 21 West Virginia Carrier Dome • Syracuse, NY (Rivalry) W 27–24   33,117
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time.

Sources:[2][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 150
  2. ^ "1981 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2018.