1980 Louisville Cardinals football
ConferenceIndependent
Record5–6
Head coach
Home stadiumFairgrounds Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 2 Pittsburgh       11 1 0
No. 5 Florida State       10 2 0
No. 8 Penn State       10 2 0
No. 9 Notre Dame       9 2 1
No. 18 Miami (FL)       9 3 0
Southern Miss       9 3 0
Navy       8 4 0
South Carolina       8 4 0
Virginia Tech       8 4 0
Boston College       7 4 0
Northeast Louisiana       7 4 0
Rutgers       7 4 0
UNLV       7 4 0
Tulane       7 5 0
Colgate       5 4 1
North Texas State       6 5 0
Villanova       6 5 0
West Virginia       6 6 0
Louisville       5 6 0
Richmond       5 6 0
Syracuse       5 6 0
East Carolina       4 7 0
Illinois State       4 7 0
Temple       4 7 0
Army       3 7 1
Holy Cross       3 8 0
Cincinnati       2 9 0
Memphis State       2 9 0
William & Mary       2 9 0
Georgia Tech       1 9 1
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1980 Louisville Cardinals football team season was an American football team that represented the University of Louisville as an independent during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their first season under head coach Bob Weber, the Cardinals compiled a 5–6 record and were outscored by a total of 203 to 162.[1]

The team's statistical leaders included Pat Patterson with 933 passing yards, Don Craft with 687 rushing yards, Kenny Robinson with 401 receiving yards, and Dave Betz with 54 points scored.[2]

Schedule

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 6Miami (FL)L 10–24
September 13at No. 10 Florida StateL 0–52
September 20Murray State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 9–13
September 27at KansasW 17–9
October 11Memphis State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 38–14
October 18Indiana State
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 27–17
October 25at FloridaL 0–13
November 1Temple
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
L 12–17
November 8at No. 9 PittsburghL 23–41
November 15Cincinnati
  • Fairgrounds Stadium
  • Louisville, KY
W 20–0
November 22at Southern MissW 6–3
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1980 Louisville Cardinals football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 5 Dean May Fr
WR 20 Mark Clayton So
OT 75 Joe Jacoby Sr
OT 76 Tom Andrews Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Frank Minnifield So
LB 2 Greg Jones So
CB 34 Roger Clay So
LB 39 Anthony Williams So
DT 97 Dan Williams So
LB 99 Fred Blackmon So
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

References

  1. ^ "1980 Louisville Cardinals Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.
  2. ^ "1980 Louisville Cardinals Statistics". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 30, 2020.