1980 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team

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1980 Mississippi State Bulldogs football
Sun Bowl, L 17–31 vs. Nebraska
Conference Southeastern Conference
Ranking
AP No. 19
1980 record 9–3 (5–1 SEC)
Head coach Emory Bellard (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson (2nd season)
Home stadium Scott Field
(Capacity: 35,000)
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 Mississippi State Bulldogs football team represented Mississippi State University during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. The season is best known for a win over then-#1 Alabama, often considered to be the greatest win in school history.[1][2]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result
September 6 at Memphis State* Liberty BowlMemphis, Tennessee W 34–7  
September 13 Louisiana Tech* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi W 31–11  
September 20 at Vanderbilt Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee W 24–14  
September 27 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, Florida L 15–21  
October 4 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, Illinois W 28–21  
October 11 Southern Miss* Scott FieldStarkville, Mississippi L 14–42  
October 18 at No. 18 Miami (FL)* Miami Orange BowlMiami W 34–31  
October 25 Auburn Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi W 24–21  
November 1 No. 1 Alabama Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Rivalry) W 6–3  
November 15 LSU No. 19 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Rivalry) W 55–31  
November 22 vs. Ole Miss No. 17 Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, Mississippi (Egg Bowl) W 19–14  
December 27 vs. No. 8 Nebraska* No. 17 Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas (Sun Bowl) L 17–31  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Metal Building Dawg (2012-10-23). "History of MSU vs. Alabama". ForWhomtheCowbellTolls.com. 
  2. ^ The Croom Diaries (2012-10-27). "Is This the Biggest Game in MSU History?". MaroonAndWhiteNation.com. 
  3. ^ College Football @ Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved December 25, 2015