1980 Syracuse Orangemen football team

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1980 Syracuse Orangemen football
ConferenceIndependent
1980 record5–6
Head coachFrank Maloney (7th season)
CaptainJim Collins, Joe Morris & Dave Warner[1]
Home stadiumCarrier Dome
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Division I-A independents football records
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 State           2 9 0
William & Mary           2 9 0
Georgia Tech           1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Syracuse Orangemen football team represented Syracuse University during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by seventh-year head coach Frank Maloney and played their home games in the newly constructed Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York. Syracuse finished the season with a 5–6 record. At the conclusion of the season, head coach Frank Maloney resigned, with a record of 32–46 after seven seasons.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 13at No. 1 Ohio StateL 21–3186,643
September 20Miami (OH)W 36–2450,564
September 27Northwestern
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 42–2134,739
October 4Kansas
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
L 8–2343,126
October 11Temple
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 31–736,485
October 18at No. 12 Penn StateL 7–2484,790
October 25Rutgers
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
W 17–939,937
November 1No. 11 Pittsburgh
L 6–4350,243
November 8Navy
  • Carrier Dome
  • Syracuse, NY
L 3–650,350
November 15at Boston CollegeL 16–2722,000
November 22at West VirginiaW 20–734,441
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Sources:[3][1]

Roster[edit]

1980 Syracuse Orange football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 47 Joe Morris
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 33 Jim Collins Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 1 Gary Anderson Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 2017 Syracuse football media guide. pg. 150
  2. ^ Damer, Roy (November 25, 1980). "Maloney says NU job no factor in Syracuse resignation". Chicago Tribune. p. D2.
  3. ^ "1980 Syracuse Orange Schedule and Results". Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 24, 2018.