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1981 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 160-149-4, .518 W-L% (4th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.81 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: 2.15 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Miami (FL), Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Pittsburgh 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 32.1 13.3 22.02 7.52
Penn State 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 30.9 13.5 25.02 11.86
Miami (FL) 9 2 0 .818 0 0 0 22.3 13.2 18.80 9.71
Southern Mississippi 9 2 1 .792 0 0 0 25.4 9.0 12.86 0.69
West Virginia 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 23.7 12.9 14.54 5.87
Colgate 7 3 0 .700 0 0 0 23.8 15.1 -2.87 -10.27
Virginia Tech 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 21.1 11.6 7.47 -0.17
Navy 7 4 1 .625 0 0 0 20.3 15.3 5.40 0.06
Cincinnati 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 15.5 17.0 2.91 1.91
Florida State 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 21.8 26.0 6.71 7.80
Holy Cross 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 22.7 19.5 -10.05 -11.68
Tulane 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 19.4 13.1 6.06 2.15
Nevada-Las Vegas 6 6 0 .500 0 0 0 27.2 36.1 -5.95 -0.29
South Carolina 6 6 0 .500 0 0 0 18.8 18.5 7.22 7.39
Temple 5 5 0 .500 0 0 0 18.1 19.5 6.24 6.54
Boston College 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 22.1 27.1 2.75 5.93
East Carolina 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 22.0 26.4 -2.23 1.14
Louisiana-Monroe 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 28.1 22.8 -5.35 -7.17
Louisville 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 16.4 19.3 -4.02 -1.75
Notre Dame 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 21.1 14.5 10.64 7.46
Rutgers 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 12.6 18.9 -0.93 2.80
William & Mary 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 17.5 25.3 -9.08 -4.54
Syracuse 4 6 1 .409 0 0 0 22.5 24.1 5.66 7.57
Richmond 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 20.7 21.6 -4.58 -3.04
Army 3 7 1 .318 0 0 0 11.5 19.3 -9.10 -3.37
North Texas 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 10.1 21.4 -7.90 3.28
Georgia Tech 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 11.3 28.1 -6.12 8.89
Memphis 1 10 0 .091 0 0 0 7.5 19.0 -7.45 4.01

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/7 9/14 9/21 9/28 10/5 10/12 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/9 11/16 11/23 11/30 Final
Penn State 7 9 5 3 2 2 2 1 1 6 5 13 11 7 3
Pittsburgh 8 10 7 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1 1 1 10 4
Miami (FL)   16 16 14 17 16 13     13 12 11 9 9 8
West Virginia                             17
Florida State 19 18 19     20 11 20 17 14 20        
Notre Dame 3 4 1 13                      
Southern Mississippi                   20 14 9 17 18  

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1982-01-01 Fiesta Bowl Penn State 26 Southern California 10 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1982-01-01 Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 24 Georgia 20 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1981-12-31 Peach Bowl West Virginia 26 Florida 6 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1981-12-30 Liberty Bowl Ohio State 31 Navy 28 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1981-12-19 Tangerine Bowl Missouri 19 Southern Mississippi 17 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Sam King (NVLV) 255
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 226
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 202
4. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 186
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 168
6. John Holman (LAMON) 146
7. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 128
8. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 122
9. Steve Calabria (COLG) 121
10. Dave Warner (SYR) 120

Pass Attempts

1. Sam King (NVLV) 433
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 380
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 371
4. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 315
5. John Holman (LAMON) 296
6. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 285
7. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 245
8. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 238
9. Steve Calabria (COLG) 230
10. Dave Warner (SYR) 223

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 59.5
2. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 59.0
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 58.9
4. Sam King (NVLV) 58.9
5. Doug Flutie (BC) 54.7
6. Oliver Luck (WV) 54.4
7. Dave Warner (SYR) 53.8
8. Steve Calabria (COLG) 52.6
9. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 52.2
10. Danny Barrett (CIN) 52.0

Passing Yards

1. Sam King (NVLV) 3778
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 2876
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 2403
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 2341
5. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1966
6. John Holman (LAMON) 1908
7. Doug Flutie (BC) 1652
8. Steve Calabria (COLG) 1620
9. Tink Murphy (TEMP) 1589
10. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 1557

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Sam King (NVLV) 8.7
2. Doug Flutie (BC) 8.6
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 8.4
4. Dan Marino* (PITT) 7.6
5. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 7.5
6. Steve Calabria (COLG) 7.0
7. Steve Krainock (RICH) 6.9
8. Gordon Beckham (SC) 6.8
9. Danny Barrett (CIN) 6.7
10. Steve Casey (VATECH) 6.6

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Doug Flutie (BC) 7.8
2. Sam King (NVLV) 7.6
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 7.2
4. Dan Marino* (PITT) 6.8
5. Bob Lane (LAMON) 6.6
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 6.5
7. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 5.6
8. John Holman (LAMON) 5.6
9. Oliver Luck (WV) 5.3
10. Steve Calabria (COLG) 5.3

Passing Touchdowns

1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 37
2. Sam King (NVLV) 18
3. John Holman (LAMON) 15
  Oliver Luck (WV) 15
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 14
6. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 13
7. Steve Krainock (RICH) 12
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 12
9. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 11
  Bob Lane (LAMON) 11
  Steve Calabria (COLG) 11

Passing Interceptions

1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 23
2. Sam King (NVLV) 19
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 19
4. Ralph Leek (RUT) 16
  Gordon Beckham (SC) 16
6. Oliver Luck (WV) 15
7. Steve Calabria (COLG) 14
  Rick Stockstill (FLST) 14
  Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 14
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 143.1
2. Sam King (NVLV) 137.1
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 136.2
4. Doug Flutie (BC) 135.8
5. Steve Krainock (RICH) 119.9
6. Todd Blackledge (PAST) 119.0
7. Steve Calabria (COLG) 115.4
8. Bob Lane (LAMON) 115.2
9. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 113.0
10. Oliver Luck (WV) 112.7

Rush Attempts

1. Barry Redden (RICH) 335
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 325
3. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 277
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 261
5. James Bettis (CIN) 246
6. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 240
7. Sammy Winder (SMS) 228
8. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 217
9. Johnnie Wright (SC) 212
10. Mark Covington (HC) 209

Rushing Yards

1. Barry Redden (RICH) 1629
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1403
3. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 1318
4. James Bettis (CIN) 1226
5. Joe Morris (SYR) 1194
6. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 1132
7. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 1053
8. Curt Warner (PAST) 1044
9. Sammy Winder (SMS) 1029
10. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1005

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Reggie Collier (SMS) 6.6
2. Greg Allen (FLST) 6.4
3. Curt Warner (PAST) 6.1
4. Dewayne Robinson (LAMON) 5.8
5. Stacy Hall (COLG) 5.7
6. Michael Morton (NVLV) 5.6
7. Greg Bell (NDAME) 5.6
8. Jim Brown (TEMP) 5.4
9. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 5.2
10. Ray Crouse (NVLV) 5.1

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Reggie Collier (SMS) 12
  Sammy Winder (SMS) 12
3. Mark Covington (HC) 11
4. Barry Redden (RICH) 10
  Joe Morris (SYR) 10
6. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 9
  Jim Brown (TEMP) 9
  Ray Crouse (NVLV) 9
  Andy Clivio (HC) 9
10. Harold Blue (ECAR) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
  Curt Warner (PAST) 8
  Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 8

Receptions

1. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 68
2. Mark Raugh (WV) 61
3. Pete Harvey (NTX) 57
4. Michael Morton (NVLV) 55
5. Jeff Spek (NVLV) 54
6. Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 53
7. Tom Rogers (COLG) 52
8. Gerald Lucear (TEMP) 47
9. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 46
  Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 46

Receiving Yards

1. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 1346
2. Jeff Spek (NVLV) 895
3. Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 782
4. Tom Rogers (COLG) 768
5. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 767
6. Pete Harvey (NTX) 743
7. Rich Hollins (WV) 736
8. Brian Brennan (BC) 726
9. Kurt Wrigley (WMMARY) 706
10. Michael Morton (NVLV) 682

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mark Clayton (LOU) 22.1
2. Tracy Hall (TEMP) 21.6
3. Rich Hollins (WV) 21.0
4. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 19.8
5. Brian Brennan (BC) 19.6
6. Deno Foster (CIN) 19.4
7. Rich Scherer (RICH) 19.3
8. Phil Williams (FLST) 18.8
9. Mike Giacolone (VATECH) 18.4
10. Gregg Garrity (PAST) 18.0

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Barry Redden (RICH) 350
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 329
3. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 290
4. Joe Morris (SYR) 281
5. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 264
6. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 263
7. James Bettis (CIN) 250
8. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 233
9. Sammy Winder (SMS) 232
10. Johnnie Wright (SC) 221

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Barry Redden (RICH) 1736
2. Bryan Thomas* (PITT) 1583
3. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1440
4. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 1399
5. Joe Morris (SYR) 1397
6. Michael Morton (NVLV) 1374
7. Jim Sandusky (NVLV) 1337
8. James Bettis (CIN) 1247
9. Gerald Walker (ARMY) 1211
10. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 1173

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Julius Dawkins* (PITT) 16
2. Reggie Collier (SMS) 12
  Ray Crouse (NVLV) 12
  Sammy Winder (SMS) 12
5. Barry Redden (RICH) 11
  Mark Covington (HC) 11
  Jim Brown (TEMP) 11
8. Joe Morris (SYR) 10
  Marvin Lewis (TLN) 10
10. Andy Clivio (HC) 9
  Alfred Kinney (LAMON) 9
  Michael Morton (NVLV) 9

Total Plays

1. Sam King (NVLV) 507
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 404
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 402
4. Dave Warner (SYR) 374
5. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 369
6. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 357
7. Barry Redden (RICH) 335
8. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 325
9. John Holman (LAMON) 322
10. Reggie Collier (SMS) 292

Total Yards

1. Sam King (NVLV) 3562
2. Dan Marino* (PITT) 2781
3. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 2408
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 2365
5. Reggie Collier (SMS) 2009
6. John Holman (LAMON) 1894
7. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1874
8. Dave Warner (SYR) 1863
9. Doug Flutie (BC) 1731
10. Steve Calabria (COLG) 1719

Total Yards Per Play

1. Sam King (NVLV) 7.0

Total Touchdowns

1. Dan Marino* (PITT) 39
2. Sam King (NVLV) 21
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 18
  Reggie Collier (SMS) 18
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 17
  Todd Blackledge (PAST) 17
7. John Holman (LAMON) 15
  Steve Krainock (RICH) 15
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 15
10. Dave Warner (SYR) 14