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1981 Wisconsin Badgers Schedule and Results

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (50th of 137)
Conference: Big Ten (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Dave McClain (7-5)

PS/G: 22.3 (52nd of 137) ▪ PA/G: 18.2 (56th of 137)
SRS: 6.17 (40th of 137) ▪ SOS: 4.26 (53rd of 137)

Bowl Game: Lost Garden State Bowl 28-21 versus Tennessee

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
    20       14                

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 12, 1981 Sat Wisconsin (1) Michigan Big Ten W 21 14 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 19, 1981 Sat (20) Wisconsin (9) UCLA Pac-10 L 13 31 1 1 0 L 1
3 Sep 26, 1981 Sat Wisconsin Western Michigan MAC W 21 10 2 1 0 W 1
4 Oct 3, 1981 Sat Wisconsin Purdue Big Ten W 20 14 3 1 0 W 2
5 Oct 10, 1981 Sat Wisconsin (18) Ohio State Big Ten W 24 21 4 1 0 W 3
6 Oct 17, 1981 Sat (14) Wisconsin @ Michigan State Big Ten L 14 33 4 2 0 L 1
7 Oct 24, 1981 Sat Wisconsin @ Illinois Big Ten L 21 23 4 3 0 L 2
8 Oct 31, 1981 Sat Wisconsin Northwestern Big Ten W 52 0 5 3 0 W 1
9 Nov 7, 1981 Sat Wisconsin @ Indiana Big Ten W 28 7 6 3 0 W 2
10 Nov 14, 1981 Sat Wisconsin Iowa Big Ten L 7 17 6 4 0 L 1
11 Nov 21, 1981 Sat Wisconsin @ Minnesota Big Ten W 26 21 7 4 0 W 1
12 Dec 13, 1981 Sun Wisconsin N Tennessee SEC L 21 28 7 5 0 L 1 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)