| 8–2–1 (4–1–1 WAC)|
| Ron McBride|
| Western Athletic Conference|
Wayne Howard (5th year)
The 1981 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1981 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Wayne Howard led the team to a 4–1–1 mark in the WAC and 8–2–1 overall.
1981 Utah Utes football team Wikipedia
Five players went in the 1982 NFL Draft.