|1980 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football|
|Conference||Missouri Valley Conference|
|1980 record||8–3 (4–1 MVC)|
|Offensive coordinator||Larry Coker (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Skelly Stadium|
|1980 Missouri Valley Conference football standings|
|West Texas State||2||–||4||–||0||5||–||6||–||0|
|New Mexico State||1||–||4||–||1||3||–||7||–||1|
The 1980 Tulsa Golden Hurricane football team represented the University of Tulsa during the 1980 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their fourth year under head coach John Cooper, the Golden Hurricane compiled an 8–3 record (4-1 against conference opponents) and won the Missouri Valley Conference championship.
The team's statistical leaders included quarterback Kenny Jackson with 1,208 passing yards, Kenneth Session with 662 rushing yards, and Paul Johns with 420 receiving yards. Head coach John Cooper was later inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.
|September 13||Cincinnati*||W 31–13|
|September 20||at Wichita State||L 10–23|||
|September 27||at No. 15 Arkansas*||L 10–13|
|October 4||Kansas State*||W 3–0|
|October 11||West Texas State*||W 28–27|
|October 18||at TCU*||W 23–17|
|October 25||West Texas State||W 44–24|
|November 1||at No. 5 Florida State*||L 2–45|
|November 8||Indiana State||W 30–7|
|November 15||at Southern Illinois||W 41–7|
|November 22||at New Mexico State||W 21–20|
- "1980 Missouri Valley Conference Year Summary". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
- "1980 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
- "1980 Tulsa Golden Hurricane Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved February 27, 2016.
- "Wichita tames Tulsa, 23–10". The Daily Oklahoman. September 21, 1980. Retrieved February 23, 2021 – via Newspapers.com. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)