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1981 Ohio State Buckeyes Schedule and Results

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Record: 9-3, .750 W-L% (19th of 137) ▪ Rank: 15th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Earle Bruce (9-3)

PS/G: 32.2 (4th of 137) ▪ PA/G: 21.1 (83rd of 137)
SRS: 11.51 (22nd of 137) ▪ SOS: 3.59 (59th of 137)

Bowl Game: Won Liberty Bowl 31-28 versus Navy

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
11 11 8 8 7 18       18     15 15 15

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 12, 1981 Sat (11) Ohio State Duke ACC W 34 13 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 19, 1981 Sat (8) Ohio State Michigan State Big Ten W 27 13 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 26, 1981 Sat (8) Ohio State @ Stanford Pac-10 W 24 19 3 0 0 W 3
4 Oct 3, 1981 Sat (7) Ohio State Florida State Ind L 27 36 3 1 0 L 1
5 Oct 10, 1981 Sat (18) Ohio State @ Wisconsin Big Ten L 21 24 3 2 0 L 2
6 Oct 17, 1981 Sat Ohio State Illinois Big Ten W 34 27 4 2 0 W 1
7 Oct 24, 1981 Sat Ohio State Indiana Big Ten W 29 10 5 2 0 W 2
8 Oct 31, 1981 Sat Ohio State @ Purdue Big Ten W 45 33 6 2 0 W 3
9 Nov 7, 1981 Sat (18) Ohio State @ Minnesota Big Ten L 31 35 6 3 0 L 1
10 Nov 14, 1981 Sat Ohio State Northwestern Big Ten W 70 6 7 3 0 W 1
11 Nov 21, 1981 Sat Ohio State @ (7) Michigan Big Ten W 14 9 8 3 0 W 2
12 Dec 30, 1981 Wed (15) Ohio State N Navy Ind W 31 28 9 3 0 W 3 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)