1980 UCLA Bruins football team

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1980 UCLA Bruins football
Conference Pacific-10 Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 14
AP No. 13
1980 record 9–2 (5–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Terry Donahue (5th year)
Home stadium Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
(Capacity 92,604)
Seasons
« 1979 1981 »
1980 Pacific-10 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Washington $ 6 1 0     9 3 0
#13 UCLA 5 2 0     9 2 0
#11 USC 4 2 1     8 2 1
Arizona State 5 3 0     7 4 0
Oregon 4 3 1     6 3 2
Stanford 3 4 0     6 5 0
Arizona 3 4 0     5 6 0
Washington State 3 4 0     4 7 0
California 3 5 0     3 8 0
Oregon State 0 8 0     0 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 UCLA Bruins football team was an American football team that represented the University of California, Los Angeles during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fifth year under head coach Terry Donahue, the Bruins compiled a 9–2 record (5–2 Pac-10), finished in second place in the Pacific-10 Conference, and were ranked #13 in the final AP Poll.[1]

UCLA's offensive leaders in 1980 were quarterback Tom Ramsey with 1,116 passing yards, running back Freeman McNeil with 1,105 rushing yards, and wide receiver Cormac Carney with 591 receiving yards.[2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 Colorado* Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos Angeles, CA W 56-14   37,250
September 20 at Purdue* Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN W 23-14   69,333
September 27 Wisconsin* No. 16 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35-0   40,018
October 4 at No. 2 Ohio State* No. 11 Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 17-0   88,084
October 11 No. 16 Stanford No. 5 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA W 35-21   64,175
October 25 at California No. 3 California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, CA W 32-9   53,000
November 1 at Arizona No. 2 Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ L 17-23   42,876
November 8 Oregon No. 8 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA L 14-20   40,907
November 15 at Arizona State No. 17 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ W 23-14   65,640
November 22 No. 12 USC No. 18 Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum • Los Angeles, CA (Battle for the Victory Bell) ABC W 20-17   83,491
November 30 vs. Oregon State No. 14 National StadiumTokyo, Japan (Mirage Bowl) KTLA W 34-3   80,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Game summaries[edit]

Colorado[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Colorado 0 0 7 7 14
• UCLA 28 28 0 0 56

[3]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted into professional football following the season.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Freeman McNeil Running Back 1 3 New York Jets
Kenny Easley Defensive Back 1 4 Seattle Seahawks

[4]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Kenny Easley, S, All American (consensus), All-Conference Honor
  • Irv Eatman, DT, All-Conference Honor
  • Avon Riley, LB, All-Conference Honor
  • Tim Wrightman, TE, All-Conference Honor
  • Larry Lee, OG, All-Conference Honor
  • Freeman McNeil, TB, All American, All-Conference Honor

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 UCLA Bruins Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  2. ^ "1980 UCLA Bruins Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 17, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Bruins go on a Buffalo hunt." Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Sept 14.
  4. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1981.htm