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1981 Michigan Wolverines Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137) ▪ Rank: 12th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten  ▪ Conference Record: 6-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bo Schembechler (9-3)

PS/G: 29.6 (13th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 13.5 (21st of 137)
SRS: 17.29 (9th of 137) ▪ SOS: 4.87 (49th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Bluebonnet Bowl 33-14 versus UCLA

AP Poll Summary

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
1 1 11 7 8 6 5 18 15 12 11 7 16 16 12

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 12, 1981 Sat (1) Michigan @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 14 21 0 1 0 L 1
2 Sep 19, 1981 Sat (11) Michigan (1) Notre Dame Ind W 25 7 1 1 0 W 1
3 Sep 26, 1981 Sat (7) Michigan Navy Ind W 21 16 2 1 0 W 2
4 Oct 3, 1981 Sat (8) Michigan @ Indiana Big Ten W 38 17 3 1 0 W 3
5 Oct 10, 1981 Sat (6) Michigan @ Michigan State Big Ten W 38 20 4 1 0 W 4
6 Oct 17, 1981 Sat (5) Michigan (12) Iowa Big Ten L 7 9 4 2 0 L 1
7 Oct 24, 1981 Sat (18) Michigan Northwestern Big Ten W 38 0 5 2 0 W 1
8 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (15) Michigan @ Minnesota Big Ten W 34 13 6 2 0 W 2
9 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (12) Michigan Illinois Big Ten W 70 21 7 2 0 W 3
10 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (11) Michigan @ Purdue Big Ten W 28 10 8 2 0 W 4
11 Nov 21, 1981 Sat (7) Michigan Ohio State Big Ten L 9 14 8 3 0 L 1
12 Dec 31, 1981 Thu (16) Michigan N (19) UCLA Pac-10 W 33 14 9 3 0 W 1 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)