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The school’s first 12-win season. BYU leads the nation in three statistical categories: total offense (535.0), scoring (46.7) and passing (409.8) Quarterback Jim McMahon is named to the Kodak All-America team along with tackle Nick Eyre. McMahon is the first Division I player to pass for more than 4,000 yards in a season (4,571). He sets or ties 31 NCAA records, most in total offense and passing. His pass efficiency (176.9) was the highest ever, he also led the nation in total offense (385.6). After losing the first game to New Mexico, BYU wins 12 straight. The Cougars win WAC and defeat SMU in Holiday Bowl III by scoring 21 points in the final four minutes


See main page: 1980 Schedule


See main page: 1980 Roster