1980 Georgia Bulldogs football team

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1980 Georgia Bulldogs football
Consensus national champion
SEC champion
Sugar Bowl, W 17–10 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
Coaches #1
AP #1
1980 record 12–0 (6–0 SEC)
Head coach Vince Dooley
Offensive coordinator George Haffner
Defensive coordinator Erskine "Erk" Russell
Home stadium Sanford Stadium (59,200)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#1 Georgia $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
#6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
#19 Mississippi State 5 1 0     9 3 0
Florida 4 2 0     8 4 0
LSU 4 2 0     7 4 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     3 8 0
Kentucky 1 5 0     3 8 0
Auburn 0 6 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 0 6 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Georgia Bulldogs football team represented the Georgia Bulldogs of the University of Georgia during the 1980 college football season. The Bulldogs completed the season with a 12–0 record. The Bulldogs had a regular season Southeastern Conference (SEC) record of 6–0. The Bulldogs completed their season with a victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl by a score of 17–10, and were crowned the 1980 National Champions

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
1980-09-06 at Tennessee #16 Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN W 16–15   95,288
1980-09-13 Texas A&M* #12 Sanford StadiumAthens, GA W 42–0   60,150
1980-09-20 Clemson* #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 20–16   61,800
1980-09-27 TCU* #10 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 34–3   59,200
1980-10-11 Mississippi #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 28–21   60,300
1980-10-18 Vanderbiltdagger #6 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA W 41–0   59,300
1980-10-25 at Kentucky #5 Commonwealth StadiumLexington, KY W 27–0   57,239
1980-11-01 #14 South Carolina* #4 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA ABC W 13–10   62,200
1980-11-08 vs. #20 Florida #2 Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL (World's Largest Outdoor Cocktail Party) ABC W 26–21   68,528
1980-11-15 at Auburn #1 Jordan-Hare StadiumAuburn, AL (Deep South's Oldest Rivalry) W 31–21   74,900
1980-11-29 Georgia Tech* #1 Sanford Stadium • Athens, GA (Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate) W 38–20   62,800
1981-01-01 vs. #7 Notre Dame* #1 Louisiana SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA (Sugar Bowl) ABC W 17–10   77,896
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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