1981 Peach Bowl
1234 Total
West Virginia 7937 26
Florida 0006 6
DateDecember 31, 1981
StadiumFulton County Stadium
LocationAtlanta, Georgia
MVPOffense: Mickey Walczack (West Virginia)
Defense: Don Stemple (West Virginia)
United States TV coverage
AnnouncersFrank Glieber, Johnny Morris, and Dick Stockton
Peach Bowl
 < 1981 (Jan) 1982

The 1981 Peach Bowl was a post-season college football bowl game between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Florida Gators. The game took place on December 31, 1981, resulting in a West Virginia win over Florida 26–6.[1] The offensive MVP was Mickey Walczack of West Virginia and the defensive MVP was West Virginia's Don Stemple.[2]

Florida coach Charlie Pell was so disappointed by his team's performance that he burned the game film and buried it in the Gators' practice field.[3]


  1. ^ "Chick-Fil-A Bowl Results Formerly Peach Bowl". CSTV Networks, Inc. 2007. Retrieved October 5, 2008.
  2. ^ "NCAA Football Bowl Games -Peach Bowl". Rauzulu's Street. 1996–2007. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved October 5, 2008.
  3. ^ Boyles, Bob; Guido, Paul (January 1, 2009). The USA Today College Football Encyclopedia. Skyhorse Publishing Inc. ISBN 9781602396777.