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1981 Hall of Fame Classic

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1981 Hall of Fame Classic

1981 Hall of Fame Classic
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 0 0 0 0
Mississippi State 7 3 0 0 10
Date December 31, 1981
Season 1981
Stadium Legion Field
Location Birmingham, Alabama
MVP QB John Bond
Attendance 41,672

The 1981 Hall of Fame Classic was a college football postseason bowl game between the Mississippi State Bulldogs and the Kansas Jayhawks.


  • Background 1
  • Game summary 2
  • Aftermath 3
  • Statistics 4
  • References 5


The Bulldogs finished 3rd in the Southeastern Conference. This was the first time in school history that they reached consecutive bowl games. The Jayhawks finished tied for 3rd in the Big Eight Conference, in their first bowl game since 1975.

Game summary

On the first play of the game, the Bulldogs reached upon a stroke of luck. Ricky Green of the Jayhawks was receiving the opening kickoff when Rob Fesmire caused a fumble and recovered it at the Kansas 17. On the next play, John Bond ran 17 yards to the end zone to give the Bulldogs a 7-0 lead early in the game. Dana Moore made it 10-0 on a 22 yard field goal, and those 10 points proved to be all the Bulldogs needed as they held Kansas to 35 yards rushing while forcing three turnovers and using deep punts by Dana Moore to stymie the Jayhawks.[1][2]


The Bulldogs waited 10 years to reach another bowl game in 1991 while the Jayhawks waited 11 years.


Statistics Mississippi State Kansas
First Downs 12 14
Rushing Yards 236 35
Passing Yards 51 171
Total Yards 287 206
Passes (C-A-I) 5-16-0 15-31-2
Fumbles-Lost 5-1 1-1
Penalties-Yards 10-65 7-82


  1. ^ "2014 Capital one Orange Bowl Media Guide : Mississippi State" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Bowl History : Mississippi State University All-Time Bowl Results" (PDF). Retrieved 2015-08-12. 
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