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1980 Villanova Wildcats football
ConferenceIndependent
1980 record6–5
Head coachDick Bedesem (6th season)
CaptainJoe Arcidiacono, Dan Burke
Home stadiumVillanova Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1985 →
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 Villanova Wildcats football team represented the Villanova University during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. The head coach was Dick Bedesem, coaching his sixth season with the Wildcats. The team played their home games at Villanova Stadium in Villanova, Pennsylvania.[1] Future NFL Hall of Famer Howie Long was a senior nose guard on the team. In April 1981 the Villanova University Board of Trustees announced the discontinuation of football effective immediately. The decision was highly controversial and triggered efforts resulting in the restoration of football at the Division 1-AA level in 1985.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6at MarylandL 20–24
September 13RichmondL 7–21
September 20at UMassL 12–24
September 27Boston College
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 20–9
October 4Cincinnati
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 23–6
October 18at NavyL 15–24
October 25at VMIW 17–6
November 1at DelawareL 7–17
November 8at PennW 34–3
November 15at Holy CrossW 45–13
November 22Temple
  • Villanova Stadium
  • Villanova, PA
W 23–7

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