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1980 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Cotton Bowl champion
Cotton Bowl, W 30–2 vs. Baylor
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1980 record10–2 (5–1 SEC)
Head coachBear Bryant (23rd season)
CaptainMajor Ogilvie
CaptainRandy Scott
Home stadiumBryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 60,210)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 SEC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Georgia 6 0 0     12 0 0
#6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
#19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA" or "Bama") represented the University of Alabama in the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 86th overall and 47th season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Bear Bryant, in his 23rd year, and played their home games at Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished season with ten wins and two losses (10–2 overall, 5–1 in the SEC) and with a victory over Baylor in the Cotton Bowl.

A 6–3 loss to Mississippi State ended Alabama's school record 28-game winning streak and all-time SEC record 27-game conference winning streak, and was Alabama's first loss to Mississippi State since 1957. It also cost the Tide a share of the SEC championship, the first time since 1976 they failed to win the SEC. Despite surrendering 35 points to Ole Miss, the Alabama defense still allowed only 98 points for the entire season.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 61:30 p.m.Georgia Tech*No. 2W 26–378,410
September 201:30 p.m.at Ole Miss[A 1]*No. 1W 59–3550,686
September 271:30 p.m.VanderbiltNo. 1W 41–060,210
October 41:30 p.m.KentuckyNo. 1W 45–078,400
October 1112:30 p.m.at Rutgers*No. 1W 17–1358,107
October 182:30 p.m.at TennesseeNo. 1ABCW 27–096,748
October 251:30 p.m.No. 20 Southern Miss*daggerNo. 1W 42–760,210
November 11:30 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 1L 3–650,891
November 81:30 p.m.LSUNo. 6W 28–760,210
November 152:30 p.m.No. 6 Notre Dame*No. 5ABCL 0–778,873
November 291:30 p.m.vs. AuburnNo. 9W 34–1878,549
January 1, 19811:00 p.m.vs. No. 6 Baylor*No. 9CBSW 30–274,281
  • Source: Rolltide.com: 1980 Alabama football schedule[2]

RosterEdit

1980 Alabama Crimson Tide football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 90 Boyd, TomTom Boyd Jr
DT 47 Braggs, ByronByron Braggs Sr
LB 39 Junior, E.J.E.J. Junior Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

NotesEdit

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