1980 James Madison Dukes football team

The 1980 James Madison Dukes football team was an American football team that represented James Madison University during the 1980 NCAA Division I-AA football season as an independent. In their ninth year under head coach Challace McMillin, the team compiled a 4–6 record.[1]

1980 James Madison Dukes football
ConferenceIndependent
Record4–6
Head coach
Home stadiumMadison Stadium
Seasons
← 1979
1981 →
1980 NCAA Division I-AA independents football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 Lehigh ^     9 1 2
No. 6 Delaware     9 2 0
Southeastern Louisiana     8 2 0
No. 8 Northwestern State     8 3 0
Portland State     8 3 0
Bucknell     6 4 0
James Madison     4 6 0
Lafayette     3 7 0
Nicholls State     2 9 0
Northeastern     2 9 0
  • ^ – NCAA Division I-AA playoff participant
Rankings from Associated Press poll

Schedule

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DateOpponentSiteResultAttendanceSource
September 6Appalachian StateL 6–34[2]
September 13at Morehead StateL 18–21[3]
September 20at Austin PeayL 3–21[4]
September 27at Virginia TechL 6–3830,000[5]
October 4at Merchant MarineKings Point, NYW 20–6[6]
October 11Liberty Baptist
  • Madison Stadium
  • Harrisonburg, VA
W 30–14[7]
October 25Wofford
  • Madison Stadium
  • Harrisonburg, VA
W 3–0[8]
November 1at No. 3 LehighL 14–31[9]
November 8East Tennessee State
  • Madison Stadium
  • Harrisonburg, VA
L 23–2811,800[10]
November 15Shippensburg
  • Madison Stadium
  • Harrisonburg, VA
W 19–14[11]
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References

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  1. ^ "1980 JMU football schedule". James Madison University Athletics. Retrieved October 11, 2021.
  2. ^ "Beasley key Apps to easy triumph over J. Madison". The Charlotte Observer. September 7, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  3. ^ "JMU falls again". The News Leader. September 14, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  4. ^ "Govs surge to dump Dukes". The Leaf-Chronicle. September 21, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  5. ^ "Lawrence leads Gobblers' rout of Dukes 38–6". Daily Press. September 28, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  6. ^ "JMU records 1st win". The News Leader. October 5, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  7. ^ "Madison 30, Liberty Baptist 14". Daily Press. October 11, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  8. ^ "James Madison snaps Terriers' winning streak". The State. October 25, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  9. ^ "Lehigh recovers for 31–14 victory". The Morning Call. November 2, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  10. ^ "Bucs rally to give Carlisle 200th win". Johnson City Press. November 9, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.
  11. ^ "JMU halts Shippensburg". The News Leader. November 16, 1980. Retrieved October 11, 2021 – via Newspapers.com.