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The 1980 edition to the Sugar Bowl featured the second ranked Alabama Crimson Tide, and the sixth ranked Arkansas Razorbacks.
Arkansas scored first in the first quarter, on a 34 yard Ordonez field goal, to give the Razorbacks a 3-0 advantage. Alabama running back Major Ogilvie scored on touchdown runs of 22 and 1 yard as Alabama led 14-3 at the end of the 1st quarter. In the second quarter, McElroy kicked a 25 yard field goal giving the Crimson Tide a 17-3 advantage. In the third quarter, Scanlon threw a 3 yard touchdown pass to Farrell as the score became 17-9. In the fourth quarter, Whitman scored on a 12 yard run as Alabama won by a 24-9 margin.
Major Ogilvie was named Sugar Bowl MVP.
- ESPN College Football Encyclopedia