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1980 Bowl Games

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National Champion: Georgia (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: George Rogers (South Carolina)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: Vince Dooley (Georgia)

AP Preseason #1: Ohio State ▪ AP Final #1: Georgia

15 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 Cotton Bowl Alabama 30 Baylor 2 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1981-01-01 Orange Bowl Oklahoma 18 Florida State 17 Orange Bowl (Miami, FL)
1981-01-01 Rose Bowl Michigan 23 Washington 6 Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA)
1981-01-01 Sugar Bowl Georgia 17 Notre Dame 10 Sugar Bowl (New Orleans, LA)
1980-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl North Carolina 16 Texas 7 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
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)
1980-12-27 Liberty Bowl Purdue 28 Missouri 25 Liberty Bowl (Memphis, TN)
1980-12-27 Sun Bowl Nebraska 31 Mississippi State 17 Sun Bowl (El Paso, TX)
1980-12-26 Fiesta Bowl Penn State 31 Ohio State 19 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1980-12-20 Tangerine Bowl Florida 35 Maryland 20 Tangerine Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1980-12-19 Holiday Bowl Brigham Young 46 Southern Methodist 45 Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA)
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)