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1980 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
Sugar Bowl, L 10–17 vs. Georgia
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 10
APNo. 9
1980 record9–2–1
Head coachDan Devine (6th season)
Defensive coordinatorJoe Yonto
CaptainBob Crable
CaptainTom Gibbons
CaptainJohn Scully
Home stadiumNotre Dame Stadium (c. 59,075, grass)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Division I-A independents football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#2 Pittsburgh           11 1 0
#5 Florida State           10 2 0
#8 Penn State           10 2 0
#9 Notre Dame           9 2 1
#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           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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 1980 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Dan Devine and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

The 1980 season would be Dan Devine's final year as Notre Dame head coach. In August, he had announced that the upcoming season would be his last. The offense had 248 points for, while the defense gave up 128 points.

RivalriesEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 63:20 p.m.No. 9 PurdueNo. 11ABCW 31–1059,075
September 202:30 p.m.No. 14 MichiganNo. 8
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (rivalry)
W 29–2759,075
October 41:00 p.m.at Michigan StateNo. 7W 26–2176,821
October 112:30 p.m.No. 13 MiamiNo. 7
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 32–1459,075
October 182:30 p.m.ArmyNo. 5
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN (rivalry)
W 30–359,075
October 2510:35 p.m.at ArizonaNo. 4W 20–356,211
November 11:30 p.m.vs. NavyNo. 3W 33–076,891
November 81:30 p.m.at Georgia TechNo. 1T 3–341,266
November 153:50 p.m.at No. 5 AlabamaNo. 6ABCW 7–078,873
November 221:30 p.m.Air ForceNo. 2
  • Notre Dame Stadium
  • Notre Dame, IN
W 24–1059,075
December 63:50 p.m.at No. 17 USCNo. 2ABCL 3–2082,663
January 1, 19812:00 p.m.vs. No. 1 GeorgiaNo. 7ABCL 10–1777,895

RosterEdit

1980 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 65 Burger, BobBob Burger Sr
WR 80 Condeni, DaveDave Condeni Jr
QB 2 Courey, MikeMike Courey Sr
TE 81 Detmer, MartyMarty Detmer Sr
WR 1 Dickerson, TyTy Dickerson Sr
WR 31 Holohan, PetePete Holohan Sr
G 78 Huffman, TimTim Huffman Sr
QB, P 5 Kiel, BlairBlair Kiel Fr
QB 13 Knaflec, GregGreg Knaflec Sr
TE 86 Masztak, DeanDean Masztak Jr
T 71 Pozderac, PhilPhil Pozderac Jr
C 57 Scully, JohnJohn Scully Sr
TE 95 Vehr, NickNick Vehr Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DT 94 Bock, TomTom Bock Jr
CB 9 Brown, ChrisChris Brown Fr
LB 43 Crable, BobBob Crable Jr
S 22 Duerson, DaveDave Duerson So
FS 20 Fasano, AngeloAngelo Fasano Sr
CB 27 Gibbons, TomTom Gibbons Sr
DE 92 Gramke, JoeJoe Gramke Jr
CB 19 Krimm, JoshJosh Krimm Jr
DT 72 Muncy, KenKen Muncy So
LB 45 Rice, JohnJohn Rice Jr
DE 70 Zettek, ScottScott Zettek Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 3 Oliver, HerryHerry Oliver Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

PurdueEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Purdue 0 10 0 0 10
Notre Dame 10 7 7 7 31

[2]


MichiganEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Michigan 0 14 7 6 27
Notre Dame 0 14 6 9 29

[3]


ArmyEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Army 0 0 3 0 3
• Notre Dame 0 17 6 7 30

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[4]



Air ForceEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Air Force 3 0 0 7 10
Notre Dame 0 3 14 7 24

[5]


Team players drafted into the NFLEdit

  • Blair Kiel – 1984 / Round: 11 / Pick: 281 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • Dave Duerson – 1983 / Round: 3 / Pick: 64 Chicago Bears

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Notre Dame Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. http://www.cfbdatawarehouse.com/data/active/n/notre_dame/1985-1989_yearly_results.php. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  2. Palm Beach Post. 1980 Sept 7.
  3. "Last-Play, 51-Yard Kick Gets Irish Past Michigan." Palm Beach Post. 1980 Sept 21.
  4. Gadsden Times. 1980 Oct 19. Retrieved 2018-Oct-19.
  5. Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Nov 23.
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