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1980 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule and Results

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Record: 10-2, .833 W-L% (6th of 138) ▪ Rank: 8th in Final AP Poll
Conference: Ind (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Joe Paterno (10-2)

PS/G: 26.8 (23rd of 138) ▪ PA/G: 13.2 (18th of 138)
SRS: 19.77 (8th of 138) ▪ SOS: 9.44 (9th of 138)

Bowl Game: Won Fiesta Bowl 31-19 versus Ohio State

AP Poll Summary

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
18 14 12 11 17 14 12 13 13 10 9 7 5 10 10 8

12 Games

G Date Day School Opponent Conf Pts Opp W L T Streak Notes
1 Sep 6, 1980 Sat (18) Penn State Colgate Ind W 54 10 1 0 0 W 1
2 Sep 20, 1980 Sat (12) Penn State @ Texas A&M SWC W 25 9 2 0 0 W 2
3 Sep 27, 1980 Sat (11) Penn State (3) Nebraska Big 8 L 7 21 2 1 0 L 1
4 Oct 4, 1980 Sat (17) Penn State @ (9) Missouri Big 8 W 29 21 3 1 0 W 1
5 Oct 11, 1980 Sat (14) Penn State @ Maryland ACC W 24 10 4 1 0 W 2
6 Oct 18, 1980 Sat (12) Penn State Syracuse Ind W 24 7 5 1 0 W 3
7 Oct 25, 1980 Sat (13) Penn State @ West Virginia Ind W 20 15 6 1 0 W 4
8 Nov 1, 1980 Sat (13) Penn State Miami (FL) Ind W 27 12 7 1 0 W 5
9 Nov 8, 1980 Sat (10) Penn State North Carolina State ACC W 21 13 8 1 0 W 6
10 Nov 15, 1980 Sat (9) Penn State @ Temple Ind W 50 7 9 1 0 W 7
11 Nov 22, 1980 Sat (7) Penn State (6) Pittsburgh Ind L 9 14 9 2 0 L 1
12 Dec 26, 1980 Fri (10) Penn State N (11) Ohio State Big Ten W 31 19 10 2 0 W 1 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)