1981 Florida Gators football
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Record7–5 (3–3 SEC)
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorMike Shanahan (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Kines (1st season)
Home stadiumFlorida Field
(Capacity: 62,800)[1]
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Southeastern Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 6 Georgia + 6 0 0 10 2 0
No. 7 Alabama + 6 0 0 9 2 1
Mississippi State 4 2 0 8 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0 8 4 0
Florida 3 3 0 7 5 0
Auburn 2 4 0 5 6 0
Kentucky 2 4 0 3 8 0
LSU 1 4 1 3 7 1
Ole Miss 1 5 1 4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 5 0 4 7 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Florida Gators football team represented the University of Florida during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season was Charley Pell's third year as the head coach of the Florida Gators football team. Pell's 1981 Florida Gators posted an overall record of 7–5 and a Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 3–3, and tying for fourth place among ten SEC teams.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5at Miami (FL)*No. 17L 20–2173,817
September 12Furman*W 35–754,439
September 19Georgia Tech*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 27–663,879
September 26at No. 12 Mississippi StateABCL 7–2845,250
October 3at LSUW 24–1073,665
October 10Maryland*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 15–1056,319
October 17Ole Miss
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 49–364,126
October 31at AuburnL 12–1465,000
November 7vs. No. 4 GeorgiaABCL 21–2668,648
November 14Kentucky
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL
W 33–1260,286
November 28Florida State*
  • Florida Field
  • Gainesville, FL (rivalry)
W 35–364,437
December 31vs. West Virginia*CBSL 6–2637,582
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Primary source: 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide.[2]

Roster

1981 Florida Gators football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OT 75 Lomas Brown Fr
RB 34 Lorenzo Hampton Fr
  Spencer Jackson
RB 30 James Jones Jr
  Broughton Lang
QB Wayne Peace So
C 59 Doug Smith Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
  David Galloway
LB 88 Wilber Marshall So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

References

  1. ^ Sports Publicity Department. "1981 University of Florida Football Media Guide" (PDF). floridagators.com. University Athletic Association, Inc. Retrieved 15 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b 2015 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, p. 107 (2015). Retrieved August 16, 2015.