1980 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1980 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Conference Southwest Conference
1980 record 7–5 (3–5 SWC)
Head coach Lou Holtz (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Bob Cope (1st year)
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#14 Baylor $ 8 0 0     10 2 0
#20 SMU 5 3 0     8 4 0
Houston 5 3 0     7 5 0
Texas 4 4 0     7 5 0
Rice 4 4 0     5 6 0
Arkansas 3 5 0     7 5 0
Texas Tech 3 5 0     5 6 0
Texas A&M 3 5 0     4 7 0
TCU 1 7 1     1 10 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. A bright spot for the Hogs in 1980 was senior punter Steve Cox. He led college football with an average of 46.5 yards per punt. He won Super Bowl XXII with the Washington Redskins. Cox completed one of only six field goals of 60+ yards in NFL history. Running back Gary Anderson was named MVP of the Hall of Fame Classic.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
September 1, 1980 at No. 10 Texas No. 6 Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 17–23   70,000
September 23, 1980 Oklahoma State* No. 17 War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR W 33–20   55,822
September 27, 1980 Tulsa* No. 15 Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 33–8   41,082
October 4, 1980 TCU No. 14 Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR W 44–7   42,314
October 11, 1980 Wichita State* No. 15 War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 27–7   54,268
October 25, 1980 at Houston No. 15 AstrodomeHouston, TX L 17–24   41,308
November 1, 1980 Rice War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR L 16–17   53,858
November 8, 1980 at No. 16 Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX L 15–42   46,000
November 15, 1980 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 27–24   38,715
November 22, 1980 at SMU Texas StadiumIrving, TX L 7–31   28,225
November 29, 1980 Texas Tech War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 22–16   50,926
December 27, 1980 vs. Tulane* Legion FieldBirmingham, AL (Hall of Fame Classic) W 34–15   29,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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