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1981 Southwest Conference Schedule and Results

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Record: 54-44-5, .549 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 7.54 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 5.87 (4th of 14)

Conference Champion: Southern Methodist

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Texas)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Southern Methodist and Texas)

36 Games

Only Ranked Teams ▪ Conference games only
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1 Sep 12, 1981 Sat (8) Texas 31 Rice 3
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
2 Sep 26, 1981 Sat Baylor 28 Texas Tech 15
3 Sep 26, 1981 Sat (20) Southern Methodist 20 @ Texas Christian 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
4 Oct 3, 1981 Sat Houston 24 Baylor 3
5 Oct 3, 1981 Sat Texas A&M 24 @ Texas Tech 23
6 Oct 3, 1981 Sat Texas Christian 28 (19) Arkansas 24
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
7 Oct 10, 1981 Sat Arkansas 26 @ Texas Tech 14
8 Oct 10, 1981 Sat Rice 41 Texas Christian 28
9 Oct 10, 1981 Sat (14) Southern Methodist 37 Baylor 20
10 Oct 10, 1981 Sat Texas A&M 7 Houston 6
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
11 Oct 17, 1981 Sat Arkansas 42 (1) Texas 11
12 Oct 17, 1981 Sat Baylor 19 Texas A&M 17
13 Oct 17, 1981 Sat Rice 30 @ Texas Tech 23
14 Oct 17, 1981 Sat (10) Southern Methodist 38 @ Houston 22
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
15 Oct 24, 1981 Sat Baylor 34 Texas Christian 21
16 Oct 24, 1981 Sat Houston 20 @ (12) Arkansas 17 Little Rock, AR
17 Oct 24, 1981 Sat (10) Texas 9 @ (8) Southern Methodist 7
18 Oct 24, 1981 Sat Texas A&M 51 @ Rice 26
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
19 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (20) Arkansas 41 @ Rice 7
20 Oct 31, 1981 Sat Houston 20 @ Texas Christian 16
21 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (13) Southern Methodist 27 @ Texas A&M 7
22 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (6) Texas 26 Texas Tech 9
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
23 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (19) Arkansas 41 Baylor 39 Little Rock, AR
24 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (10) Southern Methodist 33 Rice 12
25 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (5) Texas 14 Houston 14
26 Nov 7, 1981 Sat Texas Christian 39 Texas Tech 39
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
27 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (16) Arkansas 10 @ Texas A&M 7
28 Nov 14, 1981 Sat Rice 17 @ Baylor 14
29 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (8) Southern Methodist 30 Texas Tech 6
30 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (10) Texas 31 Texas Christian 15
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
31 Nov 21, 1981 Sat Houston 15 Texas Tech 7
32 Nov 21, 1981 Sat (6) Southern Methodist 32 @ (16) Arkansas 18
33 Nov 21, 1981 Sat (8) Texas 34 Baylor 12
34 Nov 21, 1981 Sat Texas A&M 37 @ Texas Christian 7
Rk Date Day Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
35 Nov 26, 1981 Thu (7) Texas 21 @ Texas A&M 13
36 Nov 28, 1981 Sat Houston 40 @ Rice 3