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1980 Utah Utes football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1980 record5–5–1 (2–3–1 WAC)
Head coachWayne Howard (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorRon McBride[1]
Defensive coordinatorTom Gadd[1]
Home stadiumRice Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 WAC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 BYU 6 1 0     12 1 0
Colorado State 5 1 1     6 4 1
Hawaii 3 3 0     8 3 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 5 0
San Diego State 4 4 0     4 8 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     4 7 0
Utah 2 3 1     5 5 1
Air Force 1 3 0     2 9 1
UTEP 1 6 0     1 11 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Wayne Howard led the team to a 2–3–1 mark in the WAC and 5–5–1 overall.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 67:30 PMBoise State (Div I-AA)*L 7–2827,231[2]
September 1312:30 PMat No. 8 Nebraska*L 9–5575,526[2]
September 207:30 PMUNLV*
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 45–2923,645[2]
September 277:30 PMFresno State
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
W 27–1225,645[2]
October 41:30 PMat Utah State*W 23–1920,166[2]
October 117:30 PMat UTEPW 31–1719,700[2]
October 181:30 PMat WyomingL 21–245,515[2]
October 251:30 PMColorado Statedagger
  • Rice Stadium
  • Salt Lake City
T 21–2123,562[2]
November 81:30 PMNew Mexico
W 49–2121,248[2]
November 221:30 PMNo. 13 BYU
L 6–5630,520[2]
November 298:30 PMat San Diego State*L 20–2118,050[2]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Mountain time
Source:[3][4]

NFL draftEdit

Three Utes were selected in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dean Miraldi Guard 2 55 Philadelphia Eagles
Jeff Griffin Defensive back 3 61 St. Louis Cardinals
Steve Folsom Tight end 10 261 Miami Dolphins

ReferencesEdit

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