1980 Central Michigan Chippewas football team

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1980 Central Michigan Chippewas football
MAC champion
Conference Mid-American Conference
1980 record 9–2 (7–2 MAC)
Head coach Herb Deromedi (3rd season)
MVP Chuck Stiver
Home stadium Perry Shorts Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Mid-American Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Central Michigan $ 7 2 0     9 2 0
Western Michigan 6 3 0     7 4 0
Northern Illinois 4 3 0     7 4 0
Miami 4 3 0     5 6 0
Ball State 5 4 0     6 5 0
Ohio 5 4 0     6 5 0
Bowling Green 4 4 0     4 7 0
Toledo 3 6 0     4 7 0
Kent State 3 6 0     3 8 0
Eastern Michigan 1 7 0     1 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Central Michigan Chippewas football team represented Central Michigan University in the Mid-American Conference (MAC) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their third season under head coach Herb Deromedi, the Chippewas compiled a 9–2 record (7–2 against MAC opponents), won the MAC championship, and outscored their opponents, 218 to 127.[1][2] The team played its home games in Perry Shorts Stadium in Mount Pleasant, Michigan,[3] with attendance of 124,533 in six home games.[4]

The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Kevin Northup with 1,011 passing yards, Willie Todd with 659 rushing yards, and tight end Mike Hirn with 388 receiving yards.[5] Defensive tackle Chuck Stiver received the team's most valuable player award.[6] Five Central Michigan players (Stiver, offensive tackle Marty Smallbone, offensive guard Joe Maiorana, defensive end Kurt Dobronski, and defensive back Robert Jackson) received first-team All-MAC honors.[7] Coach Deromedi received the MAC Coach of the Year award.[8]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6 Ball StateW 21–17
September 13at Miami (OH)W 15–14
September 20 Illinois State
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 16–0
September 27 Kent State
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 21–6
October 4 Toledo
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 14–10
October 11at OhioL 9–24
October 18at Northern IllinoisL 0–21
October 25 Northwestern State *
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 17–0
November 1at Eastern Michigan (rivalry)W 51–15
November 8 Bowling Green
  • Perry Shorts Stadium
  • Mount Pleasant, MI
W 32–10
November 15at Western Michigan (rivalry)W 22–10
  • *Non-conference game

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1980 Central Michigan Chippewas Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Central Michigan 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Central Michigan University. 2015. pp. 100, 113. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Football Facilities". Central Michigan University. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  4. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 87.
  5. ^ "1980 Central Michigan Chippewas Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved July 20, 2016. 
  6. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 95.
  7. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 92.
  8. ^ 2015 Media Guide, p. 91.

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