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1971 Independent Schedule and Results

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Record: 182-171-5, .515 W-L% (5th of 13) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: -1.12 (9th of 13) ▪ SOS: -1.36 (8th of 13)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, Penn State and Syracuse)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Houston, Notre Dame and Penn State)

68 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 11, 1971 Sat Dayton 16 Cincinnati 3
2 Sep 11, 1971 Sat Florida State 24 Southern Mississippi 9 Mobile, AL
3 Sep 11, 1971 Sat West Virginia 45 Boston College 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Sep 18, 1971 Sat Boston College 17 @ Temple 3
5 Sep 18, 1971 Sat Florida State 20 @ Miami (FL) 17
6 Sep 18, 1971 Sat (14) Penn State 56 @ Navy 3
7 Sep 18, 1971 Sat Utah State 34 New Mexico State 0
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
8 Sep 25, 1971 Sat Army 16 @ Georgia Tech 13
9 Sep 25, 1971 Sat Boston College 49 Navy 6
10 Sep 25, 1971 Sat Houston 12 @ Cincinnati 3
11 Sep 25, 1971 Sat Marshall 15 Xavier 13
12 Sep 25, 1971 Sat Tampa 31 @ Chattanooga 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
13 Oct 2, 1971 Sat Florida State 17 @ Virginia Tech 3
14 Oct 2, 1971 Sat (9) Penn State 16 Air Force 14
15 Oct 2, 1971 Sat West Virginia 20 Pittsburgh 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
16 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Boston College 23 Villanova 7
17 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Cincinnati 30 Xavier 7
18 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Holy Cross 28 Colgate 14
19 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Northern Illinois 37 Marshall 18
20 Oct 9, 1971 Sat (7) Notre Dame 17 @ Miami (FL) 0
21 Oct 9, 1971 Sat (9) Penn State 42 Army 0
22 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Pittsburgh 36 Navy 35
23 Oct 9, 1971 Sat Tampa 47 Dayton 14
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
24 Oct 15, 1971 Fri Houston 42 Villanova 9
25 Oct 15, 1971 Fri Miami (FL) 31 Navy 16
26 Oct 16, 1971 Sat Air Force 20 Army 7
27 Oct 16, 1971 Sat Dayton 13 @ Marshall 0
28 Oct 16, 1971 Sat (9) Penn State 31 @ Syracuse 0
29 Oct 16, 1971 Sat Temple 38 Xavier 0
30 Oct 16, 1971 Sat Tulane 33 Pittsburgh 8
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
31 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Boston College 40 Pittsburgh 22
32 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Georgia Tech 24 @ Tulane 16
33 Oct 23, 1971 Sat New Mexico State 20 @ Texas-Arlington 6
34 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Syracuse 63 Holy Cross 21
35 Oct 23, 1971 Sat Villanova 24 @ Tampa 3
36 Oct 23, 1971 Sat West Virginia 43 Temple 33
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
37 Oct 29, 1971 Fri Miami (FL) 24 Army 13
38 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Houston 14 (19) Florida State 7
39 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Idaho 19 @ New Mexico State 14
40 Oct 30, 1971 Sat (12) Notre Dame 21 Navy 0
41 Oct 30, 1971 Sat (6) Penn State 35 @ West Virginia 7
42 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Pittsburgh 31 Syracuse 21
43 Oct 30, 1971 Sat Villanova 33 @ Xavier 27
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
44 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Army 30 Rutgers 17
45 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Boston College 10 @ Syracuse 3
46 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Dayton 20 @ Xavier 10
47 Nov 6, 1971 Sat Georgia Tech 34 Navy 21
48 Nov 6, 1971 Sat (8) Notre Dame 56 @ Pittsburgh 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
49 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Army 17 Pittsburgh 14
50 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Boston College 20 Northern Illinois 10
51 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Georgia Tech 12 Florida State 6
52 Nov 13, 1971 Sat (18) Houston 56 Virginia Tech 29
53 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Navy 17 Syracuse 14
54 Nov 13, 1971 Sat (8) Notre Dame 21 Tulane 7
55 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Rutgers 14 Holy Cross 13
56 Nov 13, 1971 Sat Villanova 14 @ Dayton 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
57 Nov 20, 1971 Sat (16) Houston 27 Miami (FL) 6
58 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Northern Illinois 14 Xavier 9
59 Nov 20, 1971 Sat (6) Penn State 55 @ Pittsburgh 18
60 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Rutgers 28 Colgate 16
61 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Southern Mississippi 17 @ Virginia Tech 8
62 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Syracuse 28 West Virginia 24
63 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Utah State 42 @ Idaho 13
64 Nov 20, 1971 Sat Villanova 13 Temple 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
65 Nov 27, 1971 Sat Army 24 Navy 23 Philadelphia, PA
66 Nov 27, 1971 Sat Boston College 21 Holy Cross 7 Foxboro, MA
67 Nov 27, 1971 Sat Florida State 31 Pittsburgh 13
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
68 Dec 4, 1971 Sat Syracuse 14 @ Miami (FL) 0