1981 Nebraska football season

9-3 • Big 8 champion • Final AP ranking: No. 11

Tom Osborne, head coach

Date NU rank Opponent Site Outcome Score  
Sept. 12, 1981 #7 Iowa Away Loss 10-7 Details
Sept. 19, 1981 #17 #19 Florida State Home Win 34-14 Details
Sept. 26, 1981 #15 #3 Penn State Home Loss 30-24 Details
Oct. 3, 1981 Auburn Home Win 17-3 Details
Oct. 10, 1981 Colorado Home Win 59-0 Details
Oct. 17, 1981 #19 Kansas State Away Win 49-3 Details
Oct. 24, 1981 #15 #19 Missouri Away Win 6-0 Details
Oct. 31, 1981 #12 Kansas Home Win 31-15 Details
Nov. 7, 1981 #11 Oklahoma State Away Win 54-7 Details
Nov. 14, 1981 #7 Iowa State Home Win 31-7 Details
Nov. 21, 1981 #5 Oklahoma Away Win 37-14 Details
Jan. 1, 1982 #4 #1 Clemson Neutral-away Loss 22-15 Details

1981 Nebraska weekly ranking – AP Top 25


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