1980 Colorado State Rams football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1980 record6–4–1 (5–1–1 WAC)
Head coachSark Arslanian (8th season)
Home stadiumHughes Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 BYU 6 1 0     12 1 0
Colorado State 5 1 1     6 4 1
Hawaii 3 3 0     8 3 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 5 0
San Diego State 4 4 0     4 8 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     4 7 0
Utah 2 3 1     5 5 1
Air Force 1 3 0     2 9 1
UTEP 1 6 0     1 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Colorado State Rams football team was an American football team that represented Colorado State University in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In its eighth season under head coach Sark Arslanian, the team compiled a 6–4–1 record (5–1–1 against WAC opponents).[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Steve Fairchild with 2,578 passing yards, Alvin Lewis with 1,047 rushing yards, and Tony Goolsby with 838 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 6Air ForceW 21–6
September 13West Virginia*
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 24–5223,972
September 20at Arizona*W 15–13
September 27UNLV*
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
L 15–56
October 4at Iowa State*L 0–6947,331
October 11at New MexicoW 31–26
October 18at San Diego StateW 26–728,050[3]
October 25at UtahT 21–2123,562
November 1Wyoming
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 28–25
November 8UTEP
  • Hughes Stadium
  • Fort Collins, CO
W 37–7
November 15at BYUL 14–4540,515
  • *Non-conference game

[4]

Team players in the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Alvin Lewis Running back 6 151 Denver Broncos
Larry Jones Running back 10 270 Houston Oilers

References

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