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1980 Southeastern Conference Year Summary

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Record: 64-50-0, .561 W-L% (6th 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)

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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. 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. Wayne Peace (FL) 7.1
2. John Fourcade (MS) 6.6
3. Whit Taylor (VAND) 5.2

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Wayne Peace (FL) 5.4
2. John Fourcade (MS) 4.4
3. 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. Steve Alatorre (TN) 5
  John Bond (MSST) 5
  Wayne Peace (FL) 5
  Bob Hewko (FL) 5

Passing Interceptions

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

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. John Fourcade (MS) 111.6
2. Wayne Peace (FL) 109.0
3. Whit Taylor (VAND) 72.1

Rush Attempts

1. Herschel Walker (GA) 274
2. James Brooks (AUB) 261
3. Randy Brooks (KY) 166
4. Kinny Hooper (MS) 155
  Alan Risher (LAST) 155
6. James Jones (FL) 150
7. Terry Potter (VAND) 149
8. Donald Ray King (MSST) 147
9. Michael Haddix (MSST) 133
10. John Bond (MSST) 131
  James Berry (TN) 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. Terry Potter (VAND) 7
  James Berry (TN) 7
6. Donald Ray King (MSST) 6
  John Fourcade (MS) 6
  Alan Risher (LAST) 6
9. Mardye McDole (MSST) 5
  Michael Haddix (MSST) 5
  John Bond (MSST) 5
  Billy Jackson (AL) 5
  Buck Belue (GA) 5

Receptions

1. Cris Collinsworth (FL) 40
2. Wamon Buggs (VAND) 37
3. Jim Campbell (KY) 33
  Anthony Hancock (TN) 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. Ken Toler (MS) 9
  Byron Franklin (AUB) 9
3. Tracy Porter (LAST) 4
  Jim Campbell (KY) 4
  Amp Arnold (GA) 4
6. Ronnie Stewart (GA) 3
  Tyrone Young (FL) 3
  Chris Faulkner (FL) 3
  Cris Collinsworth (FL) 3
10. John Clemens (VAND) 2
  Chuck Jones (GA) 2
  Anthony Hancock (TN) 2
  Lionel Wallis (LAST) 2
  Gino English (MS) 2
  James Mallard (AL) 2
  David Ellis (MSST) 2
  Norris Brown (GA) 2
  Malcolm Scott (LAST) 2
  Bart Krout (AL) 2
  Reggie Harper (TN) 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. Ken Toler (MS) 9
  Byron Franklin (AUB) 9
5. Major Ogilvie (AL) 8
  James Berry (TN) 8
7. Terry Potter (VAND) 7
8. Mardye McDole (MSST) 6
  Michael Haddix (MSST) 6
  Donald Ray King (MSST) 6
  John Fourcade (MS) 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. Terry Potter (VAND) 7
  Randy Jenkins (KY) 7
  James Berry (TN) 7
  Charles Thomas (AUB) 7
  Bob Hewko (FL) 7