1980 Utah Utes football team

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1980 Utah Utes football
Utah Utes - U logo.svg
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1980 record 5–5–1 (2–3–1 WAC)
Head coach Wayne Howard (4th season)
Offensive coordinator Ron McBride[1]
Defensive coordinator Tom Gadd[1]
Home stadium Rice Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 12 BYU $ 6 1 0     12 1 0
Colorado State 5 1 1     6 4 1
Hawaii 3 3 0     8 3 0
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 5 0
San Diego State 4 4 0     4 8 0
New Mexico 3 4 0     4 7 0
Utah 2 3 1     5 5 1
Air Force 1 3 0     2 9 1
UTEP 1 6 0     1 11 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Utah Utes football team was an American football team that represented the University of Utah during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Head coach Wayne Howard led the team to a 2–3–1 mark in the WAC and 5–5–1 overall.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 6 7:30 PM Boise State* Rice StadiumSalt Lake City L 7–28   27,231[2]
September 13 12:30 PM at No. 8 Nebraska* Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska L 9–55   75,526[2]
September 20 7:30 PM UNLV* Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 45–29   23,645[2]
September 27 7:30 PM Fresno State Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City W 27–12   25,645[2]
October 4 1:30 PM at Utah State* Romney StadiumLogan, Utah (Battle of the Brothers) W 23–19   20,166[2]
October 11 7:30 PM at UTEP Sun Bowl StadiumEl Paso, Texas W 31–17   19,700[2]
October 18 1:30 PM at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, Wyoming L 21–24   5,515[2]
October 25 1:30 PM Colorado Statedagger Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City T 21–21   23,562[2]
November 8 1:30 PM New Mexico Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City (The Bowl) W 49–21   21,248[2]
November 22 1:30 PM No. 13 BYU Rice Stadium • Salt Lake City (Holy War) L 6–56   30,520[2]
November 29 8:30 PM at San Diego State* San Diego StadiumSan Diego L 20–21   18,050[2]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Mountain Standard Time.

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NFL draft[edit]

Three players went in the 1981 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Dean Miraldi Guard 2 55 Philadelphia Eagles
Jeff Griffin Defensive back 3 61 St. Louis Cardinals
Steve Folsom Tight end 10 261 Miami Dolphins

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "1977 Utah Football Media Guide: Coaching Staff". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved 2011-08-07. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k "1981 Utah Football Media Guide". University of Utah Athletic Department. Retrieved 2011-08-08. 
  3. ^ "Ute Record Book" (PDF). University of Utah. Retrieved 2009-10-21. 
  4. ^ "1980 record". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved 2009-09-24.