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1980 Navy Midshipmen football
ConferenceIndependent
1980 record8–4
Head coachGeorge Welsh (8th season)
Home stadiumNavy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
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 Navy Midshipmen football team represented the United States Naval Academy (USNA) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Navy competed as an independent with no conference affiliation. The team was led by eighth-year head coach George Welsh.[1][2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 13at VirginiaL 3–6
September 20Kent StateW 31–3
September 27William & Mary
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 45–6
October 4Boston Collegedagger
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 21–0
October 11at Air ForceL 20–21
October 18Villanova
  • Navy–Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
  • Annapolis, MD
W 24–15
October 25at No. 18 WashingtonW 24–1048,841
November 1vs. Notre DameL 0–3376,891
November 8at SyracuseW 6–3
November 15at Georgia TechW 19–8
November 29vs. ArmyW 33–6
December 14vs. Houston
L 0–3541,417

PersonnelEdit

1980 Navy Midshipmen football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB Meyers, EddieEddie Meyers
TE Papajohn, GregGreg Papajohn Jr
QB Reitzel, FredFred Reitzel
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K Fehr, SteveSteve Fehr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt
  • Not listed: Travis Wallington

Game summariesEdit

ArmyEdit

Army Cadets vs. Navy Midshipmen
1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 7 6 0

13

Navy 10 10 10 3

33

at Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

ReferencesEdit

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