1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team

The 1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football team was an American football team that represented the University of Hawaii in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth season under head coach Dick Tomey, the Rainbow Warriors compiled an 8–3 record (3–3 against WAC opponents), placed third in the WAC, and outscored opponents by a total of 260 to 212.[1][2]

1980 Hawaii Rainbow Warriors football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Record8–3 (3–3 WAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumAloha Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 Western Athletic Conference 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 team's statistical leaders included Mike Stennis with 869 passing yards, Gary Allen with 864 rushing yards, Ron Pennick with 282 receiving yards, and Jim Asmus with 68 point scored (13 field goals and 29 extra points).[3]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 13Abilene Christian*W 41–0
September 20Pacific*
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Halawa, HI
W 25–1443,900[4]
September 27at WyomingL 20–45
October 4UTEP
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Halawa, HI
L 14–34
October 11West Virginia*
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Halawa, HI
W 16–13
October 18at New Mexico
W 31–14
October 25 No. 19 BYU
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Halawa, HI
L 7–34
November 1Cal State Fullerton*
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Halawa, HI
W 31–2138,166[5]
November 8San Diego State
  • Aloha Stadium
  • Halawa, HI
W 31–6
November 15at UNLV*W 24–19
November 29Air Force
W 20–12
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1980 Hawaii Warriors Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  2. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2019 Media Guide". University of Hawaii. 2018. p. 138. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  3. ^ "1980 Hawaii Warriors Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 18, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hawaii Rainbow Warrior Football 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). p. 131. Retrieved February 15, 2007.
  5. ^ "Cal State Fullerton Loses to Hawaii, 31-21". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 3, 1980. p. III-10. Retrieved February 10, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.