Alabama vs.Rutgers

  Date: 10/11/1980  
  Score: 17-13  
  Alabama vs. Rutgers Alabama made the long journey to East Rutherford, New Jersey to face the Scarlet Knights and would come out on top 17-13. After trading field goals in the first quarter, Bama's Billy Jackson rushed for a 7 yard touchdown in the second quarter. Donald Jacobs hooked up with James Mallard for a 49 touchdown toss in the third to provide the winning margin. The 1980 squad finished the season with a record of 10-2 and with a victory in the Cotton Bowl for Coach Bryant.