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1980 Oklahoma State Cowboys football
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1980 record3–7–1 (2–4–1 Big 8)
Head coachJimmy Johnson (2nd season)
Home stadiumLewis Field
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Big 8 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Oklahoma 7 0 0     10 2 0
#7 Nebraska 6 1 0     10 2 0
Missouri 5 2 0     8 4 0
Iowa State 3 4 0     7 4 0
Oklahoma State 3 4 0     4 7 0
Kansas State 2 5 0     4 7 0
Kansas 1 6 0     2 8 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Oklahoma State Cowboys football team represented Oklahoma State University in the Big Eight Conference during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Jimmy Johnson, the Cowboys compiled a 3–7–1 record (2–4–1 against conference opponents), tied for fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 268 to 187.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Ed Smith with 613 rushing yards, Jim Traber with 619 passing yards, Mel Campbell with 536 receiving yards, and placekicker Colin Ankersen with 39 points scored.[3][4]

The team played its home games at Lewis Field in Stillwater, Oklahoma.[5]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 13West Texas A&M*L 19–20
September 20at No. 17 Arkansas*L 20–33
October 4Washington*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 18–24
October 11No. 19 Missouri
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 7–30
October 18at No. 10 NebraskaL 7–48
October 25Kansas
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
T 14–14
November 1San Diego State*
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 15–6
November 8Colorado
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
W 42–7
November 15at Kansas StateW 10–0
November 22Iowa State
  • Lewis Field
  • Stillwater, OK
L 21–23
November 29at No. 6 OklahomaL 14–63
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1980 Oklahoma State Cowboys Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1980-schedule.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  2. "Oklahoma State Cowboy Football 2016 Guide". Oklahoma State University. p. 173. https://s3.amazonaws.com/sidearm.sites/okstate.com/documents/2016/8/1/2016_Oklahoma_State_Football_Guide.pdf. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  3. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 168, 170.
  4. "1980 Oklahoma State Cowboys Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/oklahoma-state/1980.html. Retrieved September 27, 2017.
  5. 2016 Football Guide, pp. 217, 219.
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