1980 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team
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1980 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football Team
1980 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Notre Dame Fighting Irish logo.svg
Sugar Bowl, L 10-17 vs. Georgia
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
1980 record9-2-1
Head coachDan Devine (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Yonto
CaptainBob Crable
CaptainTom Gibbons
CaptainJohn Scully
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1980 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Dan Devine and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

The 1980 season would be Dan Devine's final year as Notre Dame head coach. In August, he had announced that the upcoming season would be his last. The offense had 248 points for, while the defense gave up 128 points.

Rivalries

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 63:20 p.m.No. 9 PurdueNo. 11ABCW 31-1059,075
September 202:30 p.m.No. 14 MichiganNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (rivalry)
W 29-2759,075
October 41:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 7W 26-2176,821
October 112:30 p.m.No. 13 MiamiNo. 7
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 32-1459,075
October 182:30 p.m.ArmyNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (rivalry)
W 30-359,075
October 2510:35 p.m.at ArizonaNo. 4W 20-356,211
November 11:30 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 3W 33-076,891
November 81:30 p.m.at Georgia TechNo. 1T 3-341,266
November 153:50 p.m.at No. 5 AlabamaNo. 6ABCW 7-078,873
November 221:30 p.m.Air ForceNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 24-1059,075
December 63:50 p.m.at No. 17 USCNo. 2ABCL 3-2082,663
January 1, 19812:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 GeorgiaNo. 7ABCL 10-1777,895

Roster

Game summaries

Purdue

1 234Total
Purdue 0 1000 10
Notre Dame 10 777 31

[2]

Michigan

1 234Total
Michigan 0 1476 27
Notre Dame 0 1469 29

[3]

Army

1 234Total
Army 0 030 3
• Notre Dame 0 1767 30

[4]


Air Force

1 234Total
Air Force 3 007 10
Notre Dame 0 3147 24

[5]

Team players drafted into the NFL

  • Blair Kiel - 1984 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Dave Duerson - 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64 Chicago Bears

Awards and honors

References

  1. ^ "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1980 Sept 7.
  3. ^ "Last-Play, 51-Yard Kick Gets Irish Past Michigan." Palm Beach Post. 1980 Sept 21.
  4. ^ Gadsden Times. 1980 Oct 19. Retrieved 2018-Oct-19.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Nov 23.

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