1971 North Carolina Tar Heels football team

The 1971 North Carolina Tar Heels football team represented the North Carolina Tar Heels of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill during the 1971 NCAA University Division football season.[2] The Tar Heels were led by fifth-year head coach Bill Dooley and played their home games at Kenan Memorial Stadium. North Carolina won the Atlantic Coast Conference with a perfect conference record of 6–0. They were invited to the 1971 Gator Bowl, where they lost to Georgia.

1971 North Carolina Tar Heels football
ACC champion
Gator Bowl, L 3–7 vs. Georgia
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
1971 record9–3 (6–0 ACC)
Head coachBill Dooley (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorBobby Collins (5th season)
Seasons
← 1970
1972 →
1971 ACC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
North Carolina $   6 0         9 3  
Clemson   4 2         5 6  
Duke   2 3         6 5  
Virginia   2 3         3 8  
Wake Forest   2 3         6 5  
NC State   2 4         3 8  
Maryland   1 4         2 9  
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 11at Richmond*W 28–0
September 18at Illinois*W 27–0
September 25MarylandW 35–14
October 2at NC StateNo. 20W 27–7
October 9Tulane*No. 18
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
L 29–37
October 16at No. 7 Notre Dame*L 0–16
October 23Wake Forest
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC (rivalry)
W 7–3
October 30William & Mary*
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 36–35
November 6Clemson
  • Kenan Memorial Stadium
  • Chapel Hill, NC
W 26–13
November 13at VirginiaW 32–20
November 20at DukeW 38–0
December 31vs. No. 6 Georgia*L 3–7
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1971 Atlantic Coast Conference Year Summary". sports-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2013.
  2. ^ "1971 North Carolina Tar Heels". College Football at Sports-Reference.com.