WHAT HAPPENED AT THE 1980 SUPER BOWL?
Following an owner’s meeting that was held in New York on June 14, 1977, Super Bowl XIV was awarded to Pasadena, California.
Super Bowl XIV was played between the AFC’s Pittsburgh Steelers and NFC’s Los Angeles Rams on January 20, 1980, at Pasadena’s Rose Bowl to decide which team would be crowned champions of the 1979 football season.
The Steelers repeated their previous year’s victory with a score of 31-19, securing their place in history as the first team to win four Super Bowls.
Super Bowl XIV set a new attendance record, with 103,985 spectators.
Super Bowl XIV was an exceptionally close game during the first three quarters of play. By half time, the Rams were in the lead 13-10. However, in the opening minutes of the third quarter, the Steeler’s quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, successfully hit wide receiver Swann with a 47-yard touchdown pass. The Rams responded with Vince Ferragamo’s 50-yard pass to Billy Waddy, which took the Rams to the Steelers’ 24. McCutcheon executed a 24-yard pass to Ron Smith that edged the Rams into a 19-17 lead.
However, it was Pittsburg that dominated the fourth quarter with 14 unanswered points: Bradshaw executed a 73-yard pass to Stallworth, and Franco Harris hit the final nail in the coffin with a one-yard run following a 45-yard pass from Bradshaw to Stallworth.
Bradshaw was voted the game’s MVP for the second year running. During Super Bowl XIV he set new records for the most passing yards (a massive 932) and the most touchdown passes (9).
Final Score: Los Angeles Rams (NFC) – 19 Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers (AFC) – 31
Date: January 20, 1980
Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California
MVP: Terry Bradshaw, Quarterback
Favorite: Steelers by 10 1⁄2
Referee: Fred Silva
National anthem: Cheryl Ladd
Coin toss: Art Rooney
Halftime show: Up with People presents “A Salute to the Big Band Era”