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1981 North Carolina Tar Heels Schedule and Results

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (8th of 137) ▪ Rank: 9th in Final AP Poll
Conference: ACC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-1 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dick Crum (10-2)

PS/G: 31.2 (8th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 12.5 (11th of 137)
SRS: 15.96 (12th of 137) ▪ SOS: 3.88 (58th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Gator Bowl 31-27 versus Arkansas

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
12 13 10 9 6 5 4 3 9 8 13 12 10 11 9

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 12, 1981 Sat (13) North Carolina East Carolina Ind W 56 0 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 19, 1981 Sat (10) North Carolina Miami (OH) MAC W 49 7 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 26, 1981 Sat (9) North Carolina Boston College Ind W 56 14 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 3, 1981 Sat (6) North Carolina @ Georgia Tech Ind W 28 7 4 0 0 W 4
5 Oct 10, 1981 Sat (5) North Carolina Wake Forest ACC W 48 10 5 0 0 W 5
6 Oct 17, 1981 Sat (4) North Carolina @ North Carolina State ACC W 21 10 6 0 0 W 6
7 Oct 24, 1981 Sat (3) North Carolina South Carolina Ind L 13 31 6 1 0 L 1
8 Oct 31, 1981 Sat (9) North Carolina @ Maryland ACC W 17 10 7 1 0 W 1
9 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (8) North Carolina (2) Clemson ACC L 8 10 7 2 0 L 1
10 Nov 14, 1981 Sat (13) North Carolina @ Virginia ACC W 17 14 8 2 0 W 1
11 Nov 21, 1981 Sat (12) North Carolina @ Duke ACC W 31 10 9 2 0 W 2
12 Dec 28, 1981 Mon (11) North Carolina N Arkansas SWC W 31 27 10 2 0 W 3 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)