|1980 Colorado State Rams football|
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1980 record||6–4–1 (5–1–1 WAC)|
|Head coach||Sark Arslanian (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Hughes Stadium|
|1980 WAC football standings|
|No. 12 BYU †||6||–||1||–||0||12||–||1||–||0|
|San Diego State||4||–||4||–||0||4||–||8||–||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).
|September 6||Air Force||W 21–6|
|September 13||West Virginia*||L 24–52||23,972|
|September 20||at Arizona*||W 15–13|
|September 27||UNLV*||L 15–56|
|October 4||at Iowa State*||L 0–69||47,331|
|October 11||at New Mexico||W 31–26|
|October 18||at San Diego State||W 26–7||28,050|
|October 25||at Utah||T 21–21||23,562|
|November 1||Wyoming||W 28–25|
|November 8||UTEP||W 37–7|
|November 15||at BYU||L 14–45||40,515|
Team players in the NFL
|Alvin Lewis||Running back||6||151||Denver Broncos|
|Larry Jones||Running back||10||270||Houston Oilers|
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- "1980 Colorado State Rams Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1980.html. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
- Steve Dolan (October 19, 1980). "Aztecs Go Back to Black but Not to Winning, 26-7". The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California): p. III-1. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8415993/aztecs_go_back_to_black/.
- "1980 Colorado State Rams Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/colorado-state/1980-schedule.html.