1980 LSU Tigers football team

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1980 LSU Tigers football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1980 record 7–4 (4–2 SEC)
Head coach Jerry Stovall (1st season)
Home stadium Tiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 Georgia $ 6 0 0     12 0 0
No. 6 Alabama 5 1 0     10 2 0
No. 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 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University (LSU) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season.

Bo Rein was hired November 30, 1979 after four seasons at North Carolina State as the successor to Charles McClendon, who compiled a 137–59–7 record in 18 seasons. Rein's tenure was cut short after only 42 days when he died in a plane crash January 10, 1980. Jerry Stovall, a former LSU All-American and nine-year National Football League veteran with the St. Louis Cardinals, was approved as Rein's successor approximately 36 hours after the plane crash.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 No. 13 Florida State* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, Louisiana L 0–16    
September 13 Kansas State* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana W 21–0    
September 20 Colorado* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana W 23–20    
September 27 at Rice* Rice StadiumHouston L 7–17    
October 4 at No. 19 Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida (Rivalry) W 24–7    
October 11 Auburn Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana W 21–17    
October 18 at Kentucky Commonwealth StadiumLexington, Kentucky W 17–10    
November 1 Ole Miss Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Magnolia Bowl) W 38–16    
November 8 at No. 6 Alabama Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, Alabama (Rivalry) L 7–28    
November 15 at No. 19 Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi L 31–55    
November 22 Tulane* Tiger Stadium • Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Battle for the Rag) W 24–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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