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1980 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football
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ConferenceIndependent
1980 record1–9–1
Head coachBill Curry (1st season)
CaptainBen Utt
Duane Wood
Ken Taylor
Darrell Thomas
Home stadiumGrant Field
(Capacity: 58,121)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e 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           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team represented the Georgia Institute of Technology during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Yellow Jackets were led by first-year head coach Bill Curry, and played their home games at Grant Field in Atlanta. Georgia Tech struggled mightily under Curry, finishing with one of the worst records in Georgia Tech history with 1 win, 9 losses, and 1 tie. A major highlight was achieved, however, when the Yellow Jackets produced a 3–3 tie against the number one team in the country, the undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 6at No. 2 AlabamaL 3–2678,410
September 20FloridaL 12–4535,165
September 27Memphis State
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
W 17–828,062
October 4at No. 10 North CarolinaL 0–3349,750
October 11Tennessee
L 10–2350,127
October 18at AuburnL 14–1757,950
October 25Tulanedagger
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 14–3135,119
November 1at DukeL 12–1718,200
November 8No. 1 Notre Dame
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
T 3–341,226
November 15Navy
  • Grant Field
  • Atlanta
L 8–1917,631
November 29at No. 1 GeorgiaL 20–3862,800
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Sources:[1][2]

RosterEdit

1980 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 2 Kelley, MikeMike Kelley Jr
G 64 Utt, BenBen Utt Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
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

ReferencesEdit

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