1981 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
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1981 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
1981 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
APNo. 8
1981 record9-2
Head coachHoward Schnellenberger (3rd season)
Offensive coordinatorKim Helton (3rd season)
Defensive coordinatorTom Olivadotti (1st season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 75,500)
Seasons
← 1980
1982 →
1981 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Penn State           10 2 0
No. 4 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
No. 8 Miami           9 2 0
Southern Miss           9 2 1
No. 17 West Virginia           9 3 0
Colgate           7 3 0
Virginia Tech           7 4 0
Navy           7 4 1
Cincinnati           6 5 0
Florida State           6 5 0
Holy Cross           6 5 0
Tulane           6 5 0
UNLV           6 6 0
South Carolina           6 6 0
Temple           5 5 0
Boston College           5 6 0
East Carolina           5 6 0
Northeast Louisiana           5 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
Rutgers           5 6 0
William & Mary           5 6 0
Syracuse           4 6 1
Richmond           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
North Texas State           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 10 0
Memphis State           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1981 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 56th season of football. The Hurricanes were led by third-year head coach Howard Schnellenberger and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 9-2 overall.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 5No. 17 FloridaW 21-2073,817
September 19HoustonNo. 16
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 12-732,586
September 26at No. 4 TexasNo. 14L 7-1474,653
October 3VanderbiltNo. 17
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 48-1627,694
October 17at No. 16 Mississippi StateNo. 13L 10-1433,225
October 24at East CarolinaW 31-620,323
October 31No. 1 Penn Statedagger
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ABCW 17-1432,117
November 7at No. 14 Florida StateNo. 13ABCW 27-1952,685
November 14Virginia TechNo. 12
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
W 21-1422,257
November 21at NC StateNo. 11W 14-636,500
November 27Notre DameNo. 9
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
ABCW 37-1550,681

Personnel

Roster

Starters

Offense

POS Name Name
QB Jim Kelly
HB Smokey Roan Keith Griffin
FB Chris Hobbs Speedy Neal
WR Larry Brodsky
WR Mike Rodrique
TE Glenn Dennison Mark Cooper
T Dave Stewart Bill Welch
G Mike Moore
C Don Bailey
G Clem Barbarino
T John Canei Frank Frazier

Defense

POS Name Name
DL Isaiah West
DL Lester Williams
DL Bob Nelson
DL Tony Chickillo
DL Tim Flanagan Danny Brown
LB Scott Nicolas Greg Brown
LB Jay Brophy Joe Walker
DB Dave Ditthardt Angelo Holmes
DB Ronnie Lippett
DB David Jefferson Jamie Boone
DB Fred Marion Ken Calhoun

[1]

Coaching staff

Support staff

Name Position Seasons Alma mater
Ray Ganong Strength & conditioning 3rd Miami (1977)
Mike Rodriguez Volunteer assistant 3rd
Marc Trestman Volunteer assistant 1st Minnesota (1979)

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Game summaries

Penn State

Statistics

Passing

Player Comp Att Yards TD INT
Jim Kelly 168 285 2,403 13 14

Rushing

Player Att Yards TD
Smokey Roan 111 388
Chris Hobbs 75 295
Speedy Neal 58 209

Receiving

Player Rec Yards TD
Larry Brodsky 37 631
Mike Rodrique 29 478
Glenn Dennison 29 270

References

  1. ^ Broyles, Bob and Paul Guido. 50 Years of College Football: A Modern History of America's Most Colorful Sport.
  2. ^ Ocala Star-Banner. 1981 Nov 01. Retrieved 2019-Feb-16.

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