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1980 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 180-156-4, .535 W-L% (4th 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)

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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Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Larry Gentry (Nevada-Las Vegas) 141.5
2. Rick Stockstill (Florida State) 134.4
3. Ed McMichael (Rutgers) 133.2
4. Oliver Luck (West Virginia) 130.4
5. Jim Kelly (Miami (FL)) 125.7
6. Dan Marino* (Pittsburgh) 121.7
7. Steve Casey (Virginia Tech) 117.0
8. Joe Stevenson (North Texas) 115.3
9. John Holman (Louisiana-Monroe) 114.8
10. Wayne Schuchts (Colgate) 113.9

Kickoff Return Touchdowns

1. Curt Warner (Penn State) 2
  Tony Collins (East Carolina) 2