|1980 Kentucky Wildcats football|
|1980 record||3–8 (1–5 SEC)|
|Head coach||Fran Curci (8th season)|
|Home stadium||Commonwealth Stadium|
|1980 SEC football standings|
|#1 Georgia †||6||–||0||–||0||12||–||0||–||0|
|#19 Mississippi State||5||–||1||–||0||9||–||3||–||0|
|† – Conference champion |
Rankings from AP Poll
The 1980 Kentucky Wildcats football team represented the University of Kentucky in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their eighth season under head coach Fran Curci, the Wildcats compiled a 3–8 record (1–5 against SEC opponents), finished in eighth place in the SEC, and were outscored by their opponents, 280 to 167. The team played its home games in Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Kentucky.
The team's statistical leaders included Larry McCrimmon with 1,060 passing yards, Randy Brooks with 578 rushing yards, and Alan Watson with 536 receiving yards.
- "1980 Kentucky Wildcats Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1980-schedule.html. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- "Kentucky Football Media Guide". University of Kentucky. 2015. p. 184. http://www.ukathletics.com/page/2015-football-media-guide. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
- "1980 Kentucky Wildcats Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/kentucky/1980.html. Retrieved August 23, 2016.
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