1980 Big Sky Conference Football

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Final Standings

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Boise State* 6 1 0 10 3 0   NCAA I-AA 7; NCAA I-AA CHAMPIONS
Idaho 4 3 0 6 5 0  
Nevada 4 3 0 6 4 1  
Idaho State 4 4 0 6 5 0  
Weber State 4 4 0 4 7 0  
Montana State 3 4 0 4 6 0  
Northern Arizona 3 4 0 5 6 0  
Montana 1 6 0 3 7 0  
Overall Non-Conference Record 15-14-1

Note: Weber State and Idaho State played twice, both counting as half a game in the conference standings.


Consensus First-Team Division I-AA All-Americans

  • Frank Hawkins (RB), Nevada
  • Mike Humiston (LB), Weber State
  • Bubba Puha (DL), Nevada
  • Randy Trautman (DT), Boise State

Conference Honors

Offensive MVP:Frank Hawkins (RB), Nevada

Defensive MVP:Mike Humiston (LB), Weber State

Top Newcomer: Mike Machurek (QB), Idaho State

Coach of the Year: Jim Criner, Boise State

First-Team All-Conference


WR Kipp Bedard** Boise State
WR/KR Pete Mandley* Northern Arizona
TE Rod Childs* Idaho State
T Dennis Brady* Boise State
T Bruce Fery* Idaho
G Shawn Beaton** Boise State
G Melvin Gentry* Nevada
C Randy Schrader* Boise State
QB Joe Aliotti** Boise State
RB Cedric Minter*** Boise State
RB Frank Hawkins** Nevada
K/P Case deBruijn* Idaho State


DL Randy Trautman* Boise State
DL Bubba Puha* Nevada
DL Greg Miller* Nevada
DL Dan Anders* Northern Arizona
LB Mike Humiston* Weber State
LB Danny Rich* Weber State
LB Dan Williams* Boise State
LB Jack Muhlbeier* Montana State
DB Rick Woods** Boise State
DB Mark Massey* Weber State
DB Joe Saunders* Nevada
DB Bob Matsey* Idaho State
P Case deBruijn** Idaho State

1980 NCAA Division I-AA Playoffs

Date Bowl Team Opponent Score
Dec 13 Semifinal Boise State Grambling State 14-9
Dec 20 Championship Boise State Eastern Kentucky 31-29