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1980 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-50-0, .561 W-L% (1st of 14) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 9.80 (1st of 14) ▪ SOS: 7.99 (1st of 14)

Conference Champion: Georgia

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Alabama, Auburn and Georgia)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi State)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Georgia 12 0 0 1.000 6 0 0 1.000 27.8 11.4 19.48 5.64
Alabama 10 2 0 .833 6 1 0 .857 29.3 8.2 23.80 7.39
Mississippi State 9 3 0 .750 5 1 0 .833 25.1 20.6 12.92 7.25
Florida 8 4 0 .667 4 2 0 .667 21.3 15.5 13.72 8.89
Louisiana State 7 4 0 .636 4 2 0 .667 19.4 17.5 10.78 8.32
Tennessee 5 6 0 .455 3 3 0 .500 23.3 17.2 10.16 8.62
Mississippi 3 8 0 .273 2 5 0 .286 23.9 24.2 4.70 8.79
Kentucky 3 8 0 .273 1 5 0 .167 15.2 25.5 0.59 8.50
Auburn 5 6 0 .455 0 6 0 .000 21.4 21.6 7.50 8.05
Vanderbilt 2 9 0 .182 0 6 0 .000 12.7 32.0 -5.66 8.43

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
Georgia 16 12 10 10 8 6 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1
Alabama 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 8 9 8 9 6
Mississippi State                   19 19 17 16 16 17 19
Auburn 19 18 19 18                        
Florida         19         20 20 19 18      

4 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1981-01-01 Cotton Bowl Alabama 30 Baylor 2 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1981-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia 17 Notre Dame 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1980-12-27 Sun Bowl Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1980-12-20 Tangerine Bowl Florida 35 Maryland 20 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. John Fourcade (MS) 157
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 91
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 82
4. Buck Belue (GA) 77
5. Whit Taylor (VAND) 72
6. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 69
7. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 64
8. Randy Jenkins (KY) 61
9. John Bond (MSST) 59
10. Steve Alatorre (TN) 58

Pass Attempts

1. John Fourcade (MS) 286
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 180
3. Whit Taylor (VAND) 173
4. Buck Belue (GA) 156
5. Alan Risher (LAST) 143
6. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 137
7. John Bond (MSST) 133
8. Randy Jenkins (KY) 127
9. Steve Alatorre (TN) 119
10. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 118

Pass Completion Percentage

1. John Fourcade (MS) 54.9
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 50.6
3. Buck Belue (GA) 49.4
4. Whit Taylor (VAND) 41.6

Passing Yards

1. John Fourcade (MS) 1897
2. Buck Belue (GA) 1314
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 1271
4. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 1060
5. Alan Risher (LAST) 971
6. Whit Taylor (VAND) 899
7. John Bond (MSST) 849
8. Randy Jenkins (KY) 782
9. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 772
10. Steve Alatorre (TN) 747

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (GA) 8.4
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 7.1
3. John Fourcade (MS) 6.6
4. Whit Taylor (VAND) 5.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Buck Belue (GA) 7.2
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 5.4
3. John Fourcade (MS) 4.4
4. Whit Taylor (VAND) 1.9

Passing Touchdowns

1. John Fourcade (MS) 13
2. Buck Belue (GA) 11
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 9
4. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 6
  Charles Thomas (AUB) 6
  Randy Jenkins (KY) 6
7. Wayne Peace (FL) 5
  Bob Hewko (FL) 5
  Steve Alatorre (TN) 5
  John Bond (MSST) 5

Passing Interceptions

1. John Fourcade (MS) 20
2. Randy Jenkins (KY) 15
3. Whit Taylor (VAND) 13
4. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 10
  Steve Alatorre (TN) 10
6. Wayne Peace (FL) 9
  Buck Belue (GA) 9
8. Joe Sullivan (AUB) 8
9. Alan Risher (LAST) 6
  John Bond (MSST) 6

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Buck Belue (GA) 131.8
2. John Fourcade (MS) 111.6
3. Wayne Peace (FL) 109.0
4. Whit Taylor (VAND) 72.1

Rush Attempts

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 274
2. James Brooks (AUB) 261
3. Randy Brooks (KY) 166
4. Alan Risher (LAST) 155
  Kinny Hooper (MS) 155
6. James Jones (FL) 150
7. Terry Potter (VAND) 149
8. Donald Ray King (MSST) 147
9. Michael Haddix (MSST) 133
10. James Berry (TN) 131
  John Bond (MSST) 131

Rushing Yards

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 1616
2. James Brooks (AUB) 1314
3. Michael Haddix (MSST) 724
4. John Bond (MSST) 720
5. James Jones (FL) 657
6. Donald Ray King (MSST) 642
7. Kinny Hooper (MS) 619
8. Billy Jackson (AL) 606
9. Terry Potter (VAND) 579
10. Randy Brooks (KY) 578

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 5.9
2. Major Ogilvie (AL) 5.6
3. John Bond (MSST) 5.5
4. Billy Jackson (AL) 5.5
5. Michael Haddix (MSST) 5.4
6. Jesse Myles (LAST) 5.3
7. James Brooks (AUB) 5.0
8. George Peoples (AUB) 4.6
9. James Jones (FL) 4.4
10. Donald Ray King (MSST) 4.4

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 15
2. James Brooks (AUB) 9
3. Major Ogilvie (AL) 8
4. James Berry (TN) 7
  Terry Potter (VAND) 7
6. Donald Ray King (MSST) 6
  Alan Risher (LAST) 6
  John Fourcade (MS) 6
9. Billy Jackson (AL) 5
  Buck Belue (GA) 5
  Mardye McDole (MSST) 5
  Michael Haddix (MSST) 5
  John Bond (MSST) 5

Receptions

1. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 40
2. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 37
3. Anthony Hancock (TN) 33
  Jim Campbell (KY) 33
  Breck Tyler (MS) 33
6. Byron Franklin (AUB) 32
7. Alan Watson (KY) 30
8. Ken Toler (MS) 27
9. Chris Faulkner (FL) 24
  Tyrone Young (FL) 24

Receiving Yards

1. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 599
2. Byron Franklin (AUB) 598
3. Anthony Hancock (TN) 580
4. Ken Toler (MS) 553
5. Alan Watson (KY) 536
6. Breck Tyler (MS) 535
7. Tyrone Young (FL) 468
8. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 448
9. Greg Wimberly (KY) 405
10. Jim Campbell (KY) 394

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Ken Toler (MS) 20.5
2. Tyrone Young (FL) 19.5
3. Byron Franklin (AUB) 18.7
4. Alan Watson (KY) 17.9
5. Anthony Hancock (TN) 17.6
6. Breck Tyler (MS) 16.2
7. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 15.0
8. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 12.1
9. Jim Campbell (KY) 11.9
10. Chris Faulkner (FL) 10.8

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Byron Franklin (AUB) 9
  Ken Toler (MS) 9
3. Jim Campbell (KY) 4
  Amp Arnold (GA) 4
  Tracy Porter (LAST) 4
6. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 3
  Ronnie Stewart (GA) 3
  Chris Faulkner (FL) 3
  Tyrone Young (FL) 3
10. Gino English (MS) 2
  Anthony Hancock (TN) 2
  David Ellis (MSST) 2
  Norris Brown (GA) 2
  Malcolm Scott (LAST) 2
  John Clemens (VAND) 2
  Chuck Jones (GA) 2
  Bart Krout (AL) 2
  Reggie Harper (TN) 2
  Lionel Wallis (LAST) 2
  James Mallard (AL) 2

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 281
2. James Brooks (AUB) 271
3. Randy Brooks (KY) 183
4. Kinny Hooper (MS) 171
5. James Jones (FL) 162
6. Alan Risher (LAST) 155
7. Terry Potter (VAND) 150
8. Donald Ray King (MSST) 147
9. Michael Haddix (MSST) 146
10. James Berry (TN) 143

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 1686
2. James Brooks (AUB) 1377
3. Michael Haddix (MSST) 846
4. Randy Brooks (KY) 758
5. James Jones (FL) 753
6. Mardye McDole (MSST) 727
7. John Bond (MSST) 720
8. Anthony Hancock (TN) 711
9. Kinny Hooper (MS) 698
10. James Berry (TN) 677

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 15
2. James Brooks (AUB) 10
3. Byron Franklin (AUB) 9
  Ken Toler (MS) 9
5. Major Ogilvie (AL) 8
  James Berry (TN) 8
7. Terry Potter (VAND) 7
8. Michael Haddix (MSST) 6
  Donald Ray King (MSST) 6
  John Fourcade (MS) 6
  Mardye McDole (MSST) 6
  Alan Risher (LAST) 6

Total Plays

1. John Fourcade (MS) 411
2. Alan Risher (LAST) 298
3. Herschel Walker (GA) 274
4. John Bond (MSST) 264
5. James Brooks (AUB) 262
6. Buck Belue (GA) 251
7. Wayne Peace (FL) 250
8. Whit Taylor (VAND) 235
9. Steve Alatorre (TN) 198
10. Don Jacobs (AL) 167

Total Yards

1. John Fourcade (MS) 2299
2. Herschel Walker (GA) 1616
3. John Bond (MSST) 1569
4. Buck Belue (GA) 1377
5. Wayne Peace (FL) 1334
6. Alan Risher (LAST) 1333
7. James Brooks (AUB) 1314
8. Larry McCrimmon (KY) 1060
9. Whit Taylor (VAND) 1029
10. Steve Alatorre (TN) 963

Total Touchdowns

1. John Fourcade (MS) 19
2. Buck Belue (GA) 16
3. Alan Risher (LAST) 15
  Herschel Walker (GA) 15
5. John Bond (MSST) 10
6. James Brooks (AUB) 9
7. Major Ogilvie (AL) 8
  Joe Sullivan (AUB) 8
  Steve Alatorre (TN) 8
10. James Berry (TN) 7
  Bob Hewko (FL) 7
  Charles Thomas (AUB) 7
  Terry Potter (VAND) 7
  Randy Jenkins (KY) 7