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1981 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 61-51-3, .543 W-L% (6th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.49 (2nd of 14) ▪ SOS: 6.25 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Alabama and Georgia

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Florida, Georgia and Mississippi State)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama and Georgia)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 10 2 0 .833 6 0 0 1.000 31.0 10.2 21.43 6.43
Alabama 9 2 1 .792 7 0 0 1.000 24.7 12.6 17.07 5.98
Mississippi State 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 17.7 11.4 11.27 5.60
Tennessee 8 4 0 .667 3 3 0 .500 20.3 22.1 4.06 3.39
Florida 7 5 0 .583 3 3 0 .500 23.7 13.8 12.90 6.82
Auburn 5 6 0 .455 2 4 0 .333 16.9 15.1 7.66 6.39
Kentucky 3 8 0 .273 2 4 0 .333 12.2 20.2 0.14 8.14
Louisiana State 3 7 1 .318 1 4 1 .250 15.4 24.7 -2.48 4.98
Mississippi 4 6 1 .409 1 5 1 .214 15.2 25.8 1.02 7.65
Vanderbilt 4 7 0 .364 1 5 0 .167 19.2 25.5 1.86 7.13

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
Georgia 10 6 4 17 13 11 9 7 5 4 4 3 3 2 6
Alabama 4 2 12 10 11 7 15 11 8 7 6 4 4 3 7
Florida 17                            
Mississippi State 14 14 14 12 9 19 16 9 7 15          

5 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1982-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 14 Alabama 12 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1982-01-01 Sugar Bowl Pittsburgh 24 Georgia 20 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1981-12-31 Hall of Fame Classic Mississippi State 10 Kansas 0 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1981-12-31 Peach Bowl West Virginia 26 Florida 6 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1981-12-13 Garden State Bowl Tennessee 28 Wisconsin 21 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Alan Risher (Louisiana State) 63.0
2. Buck Belue (Georgia) 60.6
3. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 58.5
4. Wayne Peace (Florida) 58.2
5. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 54.6
6. Steve Alatorre (Tennessee) 52.6
7. Randy Jenkins (Kentucky) 49.4

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (Georgia) 8.5
2. Steve Alatorre (Tennessee) 7.6
3. Alan Risher (Louisiana State) 7.5
4. Wayne Peace (Florida) 6.6
5. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 6.5
6. Randy Jenkins (Kentucky) 6.3
7. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 6.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (Georgia) 7.6
2. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 6.1
3. Alan Risher (Louisiana State) 6.0
4. Steve Alatorre (Tennessee) 5.7
5. Wayne Peace (Florida) 5.6
6. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 5.5
7. Randy Jenkins (Kentucky) 4.9

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Buck Belue (Georgia) 143.8
2. Alan Risher (Louisiana State) 124.4
3. Whit Taylor (Vanderbilt) 121.3
4. Steve Alatorre (Tennessee) 120.6
5. Wayne Peace (Florida) 119.0
6. John Fourcade (Mississippi) 105.8
7. Randy Jenkins (Kentucky) 105.0

Punt Return Touchdowns

1. Glen Young* (Mississippi State) 2