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1981 Nebraska Cornhuskers Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137) ▪ Rank: 11th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big 8 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Osborne (9-3)

PS/G: 30.3 (11th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 10.4 (4th of 137)
SRS: 21.79 (3rd of 137) ▪ SOS: 8.88 (4th of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Orange Bowl 22-15 versus Clemson

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
6 7 17 15     19 15 12 11 7 5 5 4 11

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 12, 1981 Sat (7) Nebraska @ Iowa Big Ten L 7 10 0 1 0 L 1
2 Sep 19, 1981 Sat (17) Nebraska (19) Florida State Ind W 34 14 1 1 0 W 1
3 Sep 26, 1981 Sat (15) Nebraska (3) Penn State Ind L 24 30 1 2 0 L 1
4 Oct 3, 1981 Sat Nebraska Auburn SEC W 17 3 2 2 0 W 1
5 Oct 10, 1981 Sat Nebraska Colorado Big 8 W 59 0 3 2 0 W 2
6 Oct 17, 1981 Sat (19) Nebraska @ Kansas State Big 8 W 49 3 4 2 0 W 3
7 Oct 24, 1981 Sat (15) Nebraska @ (19) Missouri Big 8 W 6 0 5 2 0 W 4
8 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (12) Nebraska Kansas Big 8 W 31 15 6 2 0 W 5
9 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (11) Nebraska @ Oklahoma State Big 8 W 54 7 7 2 0 W 6
10 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (7) Nebraska Iowa State Big 8 W 31 7 8 2 0 W 7
11 Nov 21, 1981 Sat (5) Nebraska @ Oklahoma Big 8 W 37 14 9 2 0 W 8
12 Jan 1, 1982 Fri (4) Nebraska N (1) Clemson ACC L 15 22 9 3 0 L 1 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)