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1981 Southwest Conference Year Summary

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Record: 54-44-5, .549 W-L% (7th 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)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Southern Methodist 10 1 0 .909 7 1 0 .875 33.2 12.5 19.45 2.36
Texas 10 1 1 .875 6 1 1 .813 21.8 13.2 17.44 7.69
Houston 7 4 1 .625 5 2 1 .688 19.8 14.5 11.05 7.05
Arkansas 8 4 0 .667 5 3 0 .625 27.1 18.3 12.25 5.25
Texas A&M 7 5 0 .583 4 4 0 .500 23.3 16.9 10.03 4.95
Baylor 5 6 0 .455 3 5 0 .375 22.9 22.3 2.64 4.19
Rice 4 7 0 .364 3 5 0 .375 16.6 31.5 -3.18 7.82
Texas Christian 2 7 2 .273 1 6 1 .188 20.9 27.2 0.71 6.44
Texas Tech 1 9 1 .136 0 7 1 .063 18.0 27.1 -2.51 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
Texas 9 8 6 4 3 3 1 10 6 5 10 8 7 6 2
Southern Methodist       20 15 14 10 8 13 10 8 6 6 5 5
Arkansas         19     12 20 19 16 16      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1982-01-01 Cotton Bowl Texas 14 Alabama 12 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1981-12-28 Gator Bowl North Carolina 31 Arkansas 27 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1981-12-26 Sun Bowl Oklahoma 40 Houston 14 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1981-12-12 Independence Bowl Texas A&M 33 Oklahoma State 16 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completion Percentage

1. Jay Jeffrey (Baylor) 56.1
2. Steve Stamp (Texas Christian) 55.3
3. Gary Kubiak (Texas A&M) 53.1
4. Lionel Wilson (Houston) 50.0
5. Lance McIlhenny (Southern Methodist) 43.2
6. Ron Reeves (Texas Tech) 42.9
7. Michael Calhoun (Rice) 42.1

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Gary Kubiak (Texas A&M) 6.9
2. Steve Stamp (Texas Christian) 6.5
3. Jay Jeffrey (Baylor) 6.5
4. Lionel Wilson (Houston) 5.4
5. Michael Calhoun (Rice) 5.3
6. Lance McIlhenny (Southern Methodist) 4.9
7. Ron Reeves (Texas Tech) 3.5

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Steve Stamp (Texas Christian) 132.5
2. Gary Kubiak (Texas A&M) 130.7
3. Jay Jeffrey (Baylor) 128.6
4. Lionel Wilson (Houston) 115.1
5. Michael Calhoun (Rice) 112.3
6. Lance McIlhenny (Southern Methodist) 103.0
7. Ron Reeves (Texas Tech) 86.5

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Mike Whitwell (Texas A&M) 27.1
2. Phillip Epps (Texas Christian) 20.6
3. Stanley Washington (Texas Christian) 17.4
4. Gerald McNeil (Baylor) 16.9
5. Hosea Fortune (Rice) 16.9
6. Renie Baker (Texas Tech) 16.2
7. Lonell Phea (Houston) 15.3
8. Bryan Williamson (Texas Tech) 15.1
9. Mark Ford (Houston) 12.9
10. Darryl Mason (Arkansas) 12.4