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1981 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 160-149-4, .518 W-L% (2nd 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 Completion Percentage

1. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 59.5
2. Chris Garrity (William & Mary) 59.0
3. Jim Kelly (Miami (FL)) 58.9
4. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 58.9
5. Doug Flutie (Boston College) 54.7
6. Oliver Luck (West Virginia) 54.4
7. Dave Warner (Syracuse) 53.8
8. Steve Calabria (Colgate) 52.6
9. Tink Murphy (Temple) 52.2
10. Danny Barrett (Cincinnati) 52.0

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 143.1
2. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 137.1
3. Jim Kelly (Miami (FL)) 136.2
4. Doug Flutie (Boston College) 135.8
5. Steve Krainock (Richmond) 119.9
6. Todd Blackledge (Penn State) 119.0
7. Steve Calabria (Colgate) 115.4
8. Bob Lane (Louisiana-Monroe) 115.2
9. Chris Garrity (William & Mary) 113.0
10. Oliver Luck (West Virginia) 112.7

Total Yards Per Play

1. Sam King (Nevada-Las Vegas) 7.0