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1980 UCLA Bruins football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 14
APNo. 13
1980 record9–2 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coachTerry Donahue (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorHomer Smith (3rd season)
Home stadiumLos Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(Capacity 92,604)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Washington 6 1 0     9 3 0
#13 UCLA 5 2 0     9 2 0
#11 USC 4 2 1     8 2 1
Arizona State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Oregon 4 3 1     6 3 2
Stanford 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 7 0
California 3 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     0 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 9–2 record (5–2 Pac-10), finished in second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #13 in the final AP Poll.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1980 were quarterback Tom Ramsey with 1,116 passing yards, running back Freeman McNeil with 1,105 rushing yards, and wide receiver Cormac Carney with 591 receiving yards.[2]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 13Colorado*W 56-1437,250
September 20at Purdue*W 23-1469,333
September 27Wisconsin*No. 16
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 35-040,018
October 4at No. 2 Ohio State*No. 11ABCW 17-088,084
October 11No. 16 StanfordNo. 5
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
W 35-2164,175
October 25at CaliforniaNo. 3W 32-953,000
November 1at ArizonaNo. 2L 17-2342,876
November 8OregonNo. 8
  • Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
  • Los Angeles, CA
L 14-2040,907
November 15at Arizona StateNo. 17W 23-1465,640
November 22No. 12 USCNo. 18
ABCW 20-1783,491
November 30vs. Oregon StateNo. 14KTLAW 34-380,000
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summariesEdit

ColoradoEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Colorado 0 0 7 7 14
• UCLA 28 28 0 0 56

[3]

RosterEdit

1980 UCLA Bruins football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 24 McNeil, FreemanFreeman McNeil Sr
TE 91 Wrightman, TimTim Wrightman
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 5 Easley, KennyKenny Easley Sr
DE Gary, JoeJoe Gary Jr
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

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Freeman McNeil Running Back 1 3 New York Jets
Kenny Easley Defensive Back 1 4 Seattle Seahawks
[4]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Kenny Easley, S, All American (consensus), All-Conference Honor
  • Irv Eatman, DT, All-Conference Honor
  • Avon Riley, LB, All-Conference Honor
  • Tim Wrightman, TE, All-Conference Honor
  • Larry Lee, OG, All-Conference Honor
  • Freeman McNeil, TB, All American, All-Conference Honor

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1980 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1980-schedule.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  2. "1980 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/ucla/1980.html. Retrieved December 17, 2015.
  3. "Bruins go on a Buffalo hunt." Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Sept 14.
  4. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1981.htm
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