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1980 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 180-156-4, .535 W-L% (5th of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.16 (7th of 14) ▪ SOS: 0.83 (7th of 14)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Florida State, Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)

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Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Pittsburgh 11 1 0 .917 0 0 0 31.7 10.8 24.46 7.63
Florida State 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 30.8 8.6 23.78 9.53
Penn State 10 2 0 .833 0 0 0 26.8 13.2 19.78 9.44
Notre Dame 9 2 1 .792 0 0 0 20.7 10.7 18.29 8.71
Miami (FL) 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 23.2 14.3 14.27 7.27
Southern Mississippi 9 3 0 .750 0 0 0 24.2 15.3 9.86 0.94
Navy 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 18.8 12.2 6.23 0.23
South Carolina 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 29.0 16.7 12.49 5.99
Virginia Tech 8 4 0 .667 0 0 0 20.8 10.8 6.48 -1.69
Boston College 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 18.1 16.9 4.80 1.62
Louisiana-Monroe 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 26.9 24.3 -3.19 -7.64
Nevada-Las Vegas 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 34.9 23.4 4.00 -1.73
Rutgers 7 4 0 .636 0 0 0 25.4 14.2 5.36 -3.46
Tulane 7 5 0 .583 0 0 0 23.3 20.3 6.88 3.38
Colgate 5 4 1 .550 0 0 0 24.3 20.7 -7.47 -10.07
North Texas 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 24.1 22.9 2.05 0.96
Villanova 6 5 0 .545 0 0 0 18.7 12.5 -3.00 -7.64
West Virginia 6 6 0 .500 0 0 0 25.4 24.1 4.65 3.82
Louisville 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 14.7 18.5 2.90 4.17
Richmond 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 19.8 23.2 -4.88 -2.24
Syracuse 5 6 0 .455 0 0 0 18.8 20.2 5.33 5.88
East Carolina 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 17.5 28.4 -4.97 2.03
Illinois State 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 13.7 21.8 -17.13 -10.95
Temple 4 7 0 .364 0 0 0 15.5 23.8 -6.99 0.65
Army 3 7 1 .318 0 0 0 18.5 26.8 -5.45 1.19
Holy Cross 3 8 0 .273 0 0 0 14.8 20.7 -17.48 -10.85
Cincinnati 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 11.1 24.6 -12.21 -0.39
Memphis 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 10.5 23.2 -9.39 0.98
William & Mary 2 9 0 .182 0 0 0 10.6 23.1 -12.71 -3.07
Georgia Tech 1 9 1 .136 0 0 0 10.3 23.6 -2.01 10.26

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/8 9/15 9/22 9/29 10/6 10/13 10/20 10/27 11/3 11/10 11/17 11/24 12/1 12/8 Final
Pittsburgh 3 3 5 6 6 4 11 12 11 9 8 6 4 4 3 2
Florida State 13 10 9 9 16 11 7 6 5 3 3 3 3 3 2 5
Penn State 18 14 12 11 17 14 12 13 13 10 9 7 5 10 10 8
Notre Dame 11 7 8 8 7 7 5 4 3 1 6 2 2 2 7 9
Miami (FL)         13 13 18             20 20 18
South Carolina     20   18 17 15 14 14 15 14 14 19 18 18  
Southern Mississippi               20                

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-01-02 Peach Bowl Miami (FL) 20 Virginia Tech 10 Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA)
1981-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 18 Florida State 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1981-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia 17 Notre Dame 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1980-12-29 Gator Bowl Pittsburgh 37 South Carolina 9 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1980-12-27 Hall of Fame Classic Arkansas 34 Tulane 15 Hall of Fame Classic (Birmingham, AL)
1980-12-26 Fiesta Bowl Penn State 31 Ohio State 19 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1980-12-14 Garden State Bowl Houston 35 Navy 0 Garden State Bowl (East Rutherford, NJ)
1980-12-13 Independence Bowl Southern Mississippi 16 McNeese State 14 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Holman (LAMON) 187
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 159
3. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 148
4. Ed McMichael (RUT) 146
5. Oliver Luck (WV) 135
6. Dave Boisture (HC) 133
7. Steve Krainock (RICH) 130
8. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 129
9. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 121
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 116

Pass Attempts

1. John Holman (LAMON) 350
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 322
3. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 315
4. Dave Boisture (HC) 262
5. Oliver Luck (WV) 254
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 250
7. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 236
8. Ed McMichael (RUT) 229
9. John Loughery (BC) 225
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 224

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Ed McMichael (RUT) 63.8
2. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 60.2
3. Steve Casey (VATECH) 55.1
4. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 54.7
5. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 54.1
6. John Holman (LAMON) 53.4
7. Oliver Luck (WV) 53.1
8. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 52.9
9. Steve Krainock (RICH) 52.0
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 51.8

Passing Yards

1. John Holman (LAMON) 2444
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 2039
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 1874
4. Ed McMichael (RUT) 1761
5. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 1691
6. Dave Boisture (HC) 1659
7. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1654
8. Steve Krainock (RICH) 1653
9. Dan Marino* (PITT) 1609
10. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 1582

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 8.1
2. Ed McMichael (RUT) 7.7
3. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 7.6
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 7.4
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 7.4
6. Dan Marino* (PITT) 7.2
7. John Holman (LAMON) 7.0
8. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 6.9
9. John Loughery (BC) 6.8
10. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 6.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 6.9
2. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 6.8
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 6.7
4. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 6.6
5. Ed McMichael (RUT) 6.4
6. Reggie Collier (SMS) 6.4
7. Dan Marino* (PITT) 5.7
8. John Holman (LAMON) 5.3
9. Nickie Hall (TLN) 5.3
10. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 5.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 22
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 21
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 19
4. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 15
  Dan Marino* (PITT) 15
  John Holman (LAMON) 15
7. Steve Casey (VATECH) 13
8. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 11
  Joe Stevenson (NTX) 11
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 11

Passing Interceptions

1. John Holman (LAMON) 20
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 17
3. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 16
  Dave Warner (SYR) 16
  Darrell Martin (MEM) 16
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 15
  John Loughery (BC) 15
  Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 15
  Dave Boisture (HC) 15
10. Dan Marino* (PITT) 14
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 14
  Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 14

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 141.5
2. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 134.4
3. Ed McMichael (RUT) 133.2
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 130.4
5. Jim Kelly (MIAFL) 125.7
6. Dan Marino* (PITT) 121.7
7. Steve Casey (VATECH) 117.0
8. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 115.3
9. John Holman (LAMON) 114.8
10. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 113.9

Rush Attempts

1. George Rogers (SC) 297
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 271
3. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 254
4. Barry Redden (RICH) 247
5. Sammy Winder (SMS) 237
6. Sam Platt (FLST) 224
7. James Bettis (CIN) 212
8. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 204
  Robert Alexander (WV) 204
10. Curt Warner (PAST) 196

Rushing Yards

1. George Rogers (SC) 1781
2. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1221
3. Barry Redden (RICH) 1151
4. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 1144
5. James Bettis (CIN) 1106
6. Robert Alexander (WV) 1064
7. Sammy Winder (SMS) 996
8. Sam Platt (FLST) 983
9. Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 957
10. Curt Warner (PAST) 922

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Michael Morton (NVLV) 7.0
2. George Rogers (SC) 6.0
3. Booker Moore (PAST) 5.9
4. Lee English (NTX) 5.9
5. Richard Williams (MEM) 5.5
6. Joel Coles (PAST) 5.4
7. Johnnie Wright (SC) 5.4
8. Rich Erenberg (COLG) 5.3
9. Mike Hawkins (ECAR) 5.3
10. Marvin Lewis (TLN) 5.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Sammy Winder (SMS) 20
2. George Rogers (SC) 14
3. Randy McMillan* (PITT) 10
  Barry Redden (RICH) 10
5. Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 8
  Shelby Gamble (BC) 8
  Walter Easley (WV) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
9. Jim Stone (NDAME) 7
  Shawn Passman (NOVA) 7
  Malcolm Jones (NTX) 7
  Tony Collins (ECAR) 7
  Dave Warner (SYR) 7
  Nickie Hall (TLN) 7

Receptions

1. Ken Tweedy (RICH) 53
2. Tim Odell (RUT) 49
3. Brian Kelley (HC) 48
4. Pete Harvey (NTX) 47
  Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 47
  Benjie Pryor* (PITT) 47
7. Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 46
  Tom Rogers (COLG) 46
9. Robert Griffin (TLN) 45
10. Sam Greene (NVLV) 43
  Sidney Snell (VATECH) 43

Receiving Yards

1. Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 937
2. Sam Greene (NVLV) 859
3. Dwight Collins* (PITT) 827
4. Robert Griffin (TLN) 801
5. Ed Schiefelbein (WMMARY) 775
6. Ken Tweedy (RICH) 736
7. Tom Rogers (COLG) 720
8. Tim Odell (RUT) 718
9. Brian Kelley (HC) 639
10. Cedric Thomas (WV) 607

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Dwight Collins* (PITT) 27.6
2. Sam Greene (NVLV) 20.0
3. Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 19.9
4. Cedric Thomas (WV) 19.6
5. Bobby Lewis (LAMON) 19.3
6. Rob Rikard (BC) 19.2
7. Robert Griffin (TLN) 17.8
8. Horace Smith (SC) 17.5
9. Hardis Johnson (FLST) 17.5
10. Jerry Knowlton (MEM) 17.4

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Sam Greene (NVLV) 11
2. Cedric Thomas (WV) 10
  Dwight Collins* (PITT) 10
  Robert Griffin (TLN) 10
5. Hardis Johnson (FLST) 9
6. Sidney Snell (VATECH) 8
7. Willie Collier* (PITT) 7
  Mike Fahnestock (ARMY) 7
9. Mitch Renfro (LAMON) 6
  Marcus Anderson (TLN) 6

Plays From Scrimmage

1. George Rogers (SC) 304
2. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 277
3. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 271
4. Barry Redden (RICH) 256
5. Sammy Winder (SMS) 241
6. Sam Platt (FLST) 238
7. Robert Alexander (WV) 235
8. James Bettis (CIN) 232
9. Curt Warner (PAST) 209
  Eddie Meyers (NAVY) 209

Yards From Scrimmage

1. George Rogers (SC) 1804
2. Malcolm Jones (NTX) 1394
3. Robert Alexander (WV) 1393
4. James Bettis (CIN) 1390
5. Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 1221
6. Barry Redden (RICH) 1191
7. Sam Platt (FLST) 1094
8. Ted Blackwell (RUT) 1024
9. Sammy Winder (SMS) 1017
10. Curt Warner (PAST) 1014

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Sammy Winder (SMS) 20
2. George Rogers (SC) 14
3. Sam Greene (NVLV) 11
  Randy McMillan* (PITT) 11
5. Barry Redden (RICH) 10
  Cedric Thomas (WV) 10
  Robert Griffin (TLN) 10
  Dwight Collins* (PITT) 10
9. Hardis Johnson (FLST) 9
10. Walter Easley (WV) 8
  Dewayne Robinson (LAMON) 8
  Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 8
  Malcolm Jones (NTX) 8
  Cyrus Lawrence (VATECH) 8
  Shelby Gamble (BC) 8
  Sidney Snell (VATECH) 8

Total Plays

1. Nickie Hall (TLN) 457
2. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 437
3. John Holman (LAMON) 382
4. Oliver Luck (WV) 350
5. Dave Boisture (HC) 326
  Reggie Collier (SMS) 326
7. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 325
8. Steve Krainock (RICH) 322
9. Dave Warner (SYR) 320
10. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 308

Total Yards

1. John Holman (LAMON) 2389
2. Nickie Hall (TLN) 2298
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 1890
4. George Rogers (SC) 1781
5. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 1743
6. Steve Krainock (RICH) 1739
7. Reggie Collier (SMS) 1732
8. Chris Garrity (WMMARY) 1715
9. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 1671
10. Wayne Schuchts (COLG) 1652

Total Touchdowns

1. Nickie Hall (TLN) 28
2. Larry Gentry (NVLV) 24
3. Oliver Luck (WV) 22
4. Sammy Winder (SMS) 20
5. Rick Stockstill (FLST) 17
6. John Holman (LAMON) 16
7. Dan Marino* (PITT) 15
  Fred Reitzel (NAVY) 15
9. Joe Stevenson (NTX) 14
  Steve Casey (VATECH) 14
  George Rogers (SC) 14
  Rick Trocano* (PITT) 14