1980 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
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1980 Miami Hurricanes Football Team
1980 Miami Hurricanes football
Miami Hurricanes logo.svg
Peach Bowl champion
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
1980 record9-3
Head coachHoward Schnellenberger (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorKim Helton (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorRick Lantz (4th season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(Capacity: 80,045)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 2 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
No. 5 Florida State           10 2 0
No. 8 Penn State           10 2 0
No. 9 Notre Dame           9 2 1
No. 18 Miami           9 3 0
Southern Miss           9 3 0
Navy           8 4 0
South Carolina           8 4 0
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
Boston College           7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana           7 4 0
Rutgers           7 4 0
UNLV           7 4 0
Tulane           7 5 0
Colgate           5 4 1
North Texas State           6 5 0
Villanova           6 5 0
West Virginia           6 6 0
Louisville           5 6 0
Richmond           5 6 0
Syracuse           5 6 0
East Carolina           4 7 0
Illinois State           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Army           3 7 1
Holy Cross           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
Memphis State           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Hurricanes' 55th season of football. The Hurricanes were led by second-year head coach Howard Schnellenberger and played their home games at the Orange Bowl. They finished the season 9-3 overall. They were invited to the Peach Bowl where they defeated Virginia Tech, 20-10.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 6at LouisvilleW 24-1021,120
September 13Florida A&MW 49-020,007
September 20at No. 18 HoustonW 14-731,423
September 27No. 9 Florida State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
W 10-950,008
October 11at No. 7 Notre DameNo. 13L 14-3259,075
October 18Mississippi StateNo. 18
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
L 31-3418,651
November 1at No. 13 Penn StateL 12-2783,661
November 8East Carolinadagger
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 23-1011,048
November 15at VanderbiltW 24-1712,830
November 22North Texas State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 26-820,293
November 29at No. 18 FloridaABCW 31-756,437
January 2vs. Virginia TechNo. 20CBSW 20-1045,384
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Season summary

Louisville

1 234Total
• Miami (FL) 0 01410 24
Louisville 0 1000 10

[1]

Florida State

1 234Total
Florida St 0 036 9
Miami (FL) 0 730 10

Florida

Jim Kelly threw for two touchdowns and halfbacks Mark Rush and Smokey Roan each ran for one as Miami upset Florida on their way to a Peach Bowl berth. Dan Miller had attempted a field goal as time expired with one official signaling the kick was good, while the other did not. Both teams left the field with the score 28-7 before minutes later it was changed to 31-7 as it was explained the official that appeared to wave the kick "no good" was signaling that the clock had run out.[2]

Roster

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
John Swain Defensive back 4 101 Minnesota Vikings
Jim Joiner Wide receiver 10 263 St. Louis Cardinals
Pat Walker Wide receiver 11 290 Denver Broncos

[3]

References

  1. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1980 Sept 7. Retrieved 2014-Nov-20.
  2. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Nov 30.
  3. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1981.htm

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