1980 Miami Hurricanes football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 20–10 vs. Virginia Tech
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 18
APNo. 18
Record9–3
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorKim Helton (2nd season)
Defensive coordinatorRick Lantz (4th season)
Home stadiumMiami Orange Bowl
(capacity: 80,045)
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 Miami Hurricanes football team represented the University of Miami as an independent during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by second-year head coach Howard Schnellenberger, the Hurricanes played their home games at the Miami Orange Bowl in Miami, Florida. Miami finished the season with a record of 9–3. They were invited to the Peach Bowl, where they defeated Virginia Tech, 20–10.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendanceSource
September 6at LouisvilleW 24–1021,120
September 13Florida A&MW 49–020,007
September 20at No. 18 HoustonW 14–731,423
September 27No. 9 Florida State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL (rivalry)
W 10–950,008
October 11at No. 7 Notre DameNo. 13L 14–3259,075
October 18Mississippi StateNo. 18
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
L 31–3418,651
November 1at No. 13 Penn StateL 12–2783,661
November 8East Carolinadagger
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 23–1011,048[1]
November 15at VanderbiltW 24–1712,830
November 22North Texas State
  • Miami Orange Bowl
  • Miami, FL
W 26–820,293[2]
November 29at No. 18 FloridaABCW 31–756,437
January 2vs. Virginia TechNo. 20CBSW 20–1045,384[3]
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Season summary

Louisville

1 234Total
• Miami (FL) 0 01410 24
Louisville 0 1000 10

[4]

Florida State

1 234Total
Florida St 0 036 9
Miami (FL) 0 730 10

Florida

Jim Kelly threw for two touchdowns and halfbacks Mark Rush and Smokey Roan each ran for one as Miami upset Florida on their way to a Peach Bowl berth. Dan Miller had attempted a field goal as time expired with one official signaling the kick was good, while the other did not. Both teams left the field with the score 28-7 before minutes later it was changed to 31-7 as it was explained the official that appeared to wave the kick "no good" was signaling that the clock had run out.[5]

Roster

1980 Miami Hurricanes football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
G 58 Clem Barbarino Jr
C 61 Don Bailey So
WR 20 Rocky Belk So
RB 16 Albert Bentley Fr
FB 45 Gary Breckner Jr
WR 43 Larry Brodsky Jr
OT 53 John Canei Jr
TE 85 Mark Cooper So
C 62 John Fenton Sr
G 63 John Ferguson Sr
WR 13 Jim Joiner Sr
QB 12 Jim Kelly So
G 59 Art Kehoe Sr
G 56 Jim Pakarney Sr
QB 9 Mark Richt So
RB 49 Mark Rush So
OT 60 Dave Stewart Jr
WR 27 Pat Walker Sr
OT 73 Lester Williams Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 57 Mozell Axson Sr
LB 41 Donny Brown So
LB 93 Greg Brown So
NG 83 Jim Burt Sr
DT 71 Tony Chickillo So
DT 75 Charles Cook Sr
DE 36 John Daniels Sr
DE 24 Mike Goedeker Jr
DB 30 David Jefferson Jr
DB 17 Ronnie Lippett So
DB 31 Fred Marion Jr
DT 91 Bob Nelson Jr
LB 66 Scott Nicolas Jr
DB 11 Mark Smith Sr
DB 2 John Swain Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P 5 Greg LaBelle So
K 1 Dan Miller Jr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players drafted into the NFL

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
John Swain Defensive back 4 101 Minnesota Vikings
Jim Joiner Wide receiver 10 263 St. Louis Cardinals
Pat Walker Wide receiver 11 290 Denver Broncos

References

  1. ^ "Roan smokes for record 249 yards as UM wins, 23–10, before 11,048". The Miami Herald. November 9, 1980. Retrieved March 4, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Miami headed to Peach Bowl after 26–8 win". Tampa Bay Times. November 23, 1980. Retrieved October 28, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "Kelly, Burt lead Miami triumph in Peach Bowl". The Atlanta Journal & Constitution. January 3, 1981. Retrieved December 15, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ Palm Beach Post. 1980 Sept 7. Retrieved 2014-Nov-20.
  5. ^ Eugene Register-Guard. 1980 Nov 30.