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1980 Houston Cougars Roster

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Record: 7-5, .583 W-L% (54th of 138)
Conference: SWC  ▪ Conference Record: 5-3 (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Yeoman (7-5)

PS/G: 19.7 (76th of 138) ▪ PA/G: 15.1 (26th of 138)
SRS: 11.28 (27th of 138) ▪ SOS: 8.19 (20th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Garden State Bowl 35-0 versus Navy


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  • Roster includes most starters and key reserves.
  • Starters are marked with an asterisk (*).
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Partial Roster

Player Class Pos Summary
Brent Chinn* QB 48 Cmp, 109 Att, 749 Yds, 2 TD
Terry Elston QB 41 Cmp, 92 Att, 570 Yds, 4 TD
Audrey McMillian QB 2 Cmp, 8 Att, 39 Yds, 0 TD
Lionel Wilson QB 0 Cmp, 2 Att, 0 Yds, 0 TD
David Barrett* RB 89 Att, 366 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Terald Clark* RB 219 Att, 859 Yds, 3.9 Avg
John Brem RB 1 Att, 0 Yds, 0.0 Avg
John Newhouse RB 16 Att, 36 Yds, 2.3 Avg
Allen Polk RB 22 Att, 126 Yds, 5.7 Avg
Ernie Wesley RB 4 Att, 13 Yds, 3.3 Avg
Eddie Wright RB 68 Att, 280 Yds, 4.1 Avg
Eric Herring* WR 22 Rec, 351 Yds, 16.0 Avg
Lonell Phea* WR 29 Rec, 533 Yds, 18.4 Avg
Milton Watson WR 4 Rec, 65 Yds, 16.3 Avg
Jimmie Wright WR 1 Rec, 8 Yds, 8.0 Avg
Hubert Miller* TE 7 Rec, 117 Yds, 16.7 Avg
Mark Ford TE 13 Rec, 145 Yds, 11.2 Avg
Jack Faniel* OL
Maceo Fifer* OL
Bobby Grimes* OL
Robert Jones* OL
Randy Swisher* OL
Kelley McDonald* DL
Leonard Mitchell* DL
Terry Monroe* DL
Alvin Ruben* DL
Hosea Taylor* DL
Greg Harmon DL
Craig McGallion DL
Leo Truss DL
Steve Bradham* LB
Grady Turner* LB
Larry Curry* DB
Donnie Love* DB
Reggie Vonner* DB
Albert Windom* DB
James Durham DB
Calvin Eason DB
Butch LaCroix DB