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Super Bowl XIV

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Super Bowl XIV took place on January 20, 1980 in Pasadena, California. The game was broadcast on CBS with announcers Pat Summerall and Tom Brookshier.

The Rams were underdogs, having barely managed to get into the playoffs in a wild card slot. Still, they somehow managed to hang on to a 13-10 lead at halftime, and a 19-17 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. The Steelers held the Rams scoreless in the fourth quarter and scored two touchdowns for the win.

Despite throwing three interceptions, Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw was named the game's MVP by completing 14 of 21 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns.

The Steelers fans were known this year for the "Terrible Towel" fad, in which most fans would bring towels colored yellow and black (the team's colors) to all Steelers games and wave them around madly in a circle above their heads as a show of support. Many Terrible Towels were in evidence at the Rose Bowl during this Super Bowl.

SCORING
Los Angeles Rams 7 6 6 0 19
Pittsburgh Steelers 3 7 7 14 31

Pitt–FG Bahr 41
LA–Bryant 1 run (Corral kick)
Pitt–F. Harris 1 run (Bahr kick)
LA–FG Corral 31
LA–FG Corral 45
Pitt–Swann 47 pass from Bradshaw (Bahr kick)
LA–R. Smith 24 pass from McCutcheon (kick failed)
Pitt–Stallworth 73 pass from Bradshaw (Bahr kick)
Pitt–F. Harris 1 run (Bahr kick)

STARTING LINEUPS
Los Angeles (NFC) Offense Pittsburgh (AFC)
Billy Waddy WR John Stallworth
Doug France LT Jon Kolb
Kent Hill LG Sam Davis
Rich Saul C Mike Webster
Dennis Harrah RG Gerry Mullins
Jackie Slater RT Larry Brown
Terry Nelson TE Bennie Cunningham
Preston Dennard WR Lynn Swann
Vince Ferragamo QB Terry Bradshaw
Wendell Tyler RB Franco Harris
Cullen Bryant RB Rocky Bleier
  Defense  
Jack Youngblood LE L.C. Greenwood
Mike Fanning LT Joe Greene
Larry Brooks RT Gary Dunn
Fred Dryer RE John Banaszak
Jim Youngblood LLB Dennis Winston
Jack Reynolds MLB Jack Lambert
Bob Brudzinski RLB Robin Cole
Pat Thomas LCB Ron Johnson
Rod Perry RCB Mel Blount
Dave Elmendorf LS Donnie Shell
Nolan Cromwell RS J.T. Thomas

Substitutions

Los Angeles–Offense: K–Frank Corral. P–Ken Clark. RB–Eddie Hill, Jim Jodat, Lawrence McCutcheon. TE–Charle Young. WR–Drew Hill, Ron Smith. LINE–Bill Bain, Gordon Gravelle, Dan Ryczek. Defense: LINE–Reggie Doss, Jerry Wilkinson. LB–George Andrews, Joe Harris, Greg Westbrooks. DB–Eddie Brown, Dwayne O’Steen, Ivory Sully, Jackie Wallace. DNP: QB–Bob Lee, Jeff Rutledge. CB–Ken Ellis.

Pittsburgh–Offense: K–Matt Bahr. P–Craig Colquitt. RB–Anthony Anderson, Greg Hawthorne, Rick Moser, Sidney Thornton. TE–Randy Grossman. WR–Theo Bell, Jim Smith. LINE–Steve Courson, Thom Dornbrook, Ted Peterson. Defense: LINE–Tom Beasley, Steve Furness, Dwight White. LB–Tom Graves, Loren Toews, Zack Valentine. DB–Larry Anderson, Dwayne Woodruff. DNP: QB–Mike Kruczek, Cliff Stoudt. LB–Jack Ham.

Officials

Referee–Fred Silva. Umpire–Al Conway. Line Judge–Bob Beeks. Head Linesman–Burl Toler. Back Judge–Stan Javie. Side Judge–Ben Tompkins. Field Judge–Charley Musser.

FINAL TEAM STATISTICS
  Rams Steelers
TOTAL FIRST DOWNS 16 19
Rushing 6 8
Passing 9 10
Penalty 1 1
TOTAL NET YARDAGE 301 393
Total Offensive Plays 59 58
Average Gain per Offensive Play 5.1 6.8
NET YARDS RUSHING 107 84
Total Rushing Plays 29 37
Average Gain per Rushing Play 3.7 2.3
NET YARDS PASSING 194 309
Pass Att.–Comp.–Int. 26–16–1 21–14–3
Times Sacked–Yards Lost 4–42 0–0
Gross Yards Passing 236 309
Avg. Gain per Pass (Incl. Sacks) 6.5 14.7
PUNTS–YARDS 5–220 2–85
Average Distance 44.0 42.5
Had Blocked 0 0
TOTAL RETURN YARDAGE 104 209
Kickoff Returns–Yards 6–79 5–162
Punt Returns–Yards 1–4 4–31
Interception Returns–Yards 3–21 1–16
TOTAL TURNOVERS 1 3
Fumbles–Lost 0–0 0–0
Had Intercepted 1 3
PENALTIES–YARDS 2–26 6–65
TOTAL POINTS SCORED 19 31
Touchdowns Rushing 1 2
Touchdowns Passing 1 2
Touchdowns Returns 0 0
Extra Points 1 4
Field Goals–Attempts 2–2 1–1
Safeties 0 0
THIRD–DOWN EFFICIENCY 5/14 9/14
FOURTH–DOWN EFFICIENCY 1/2 0/0
TIME OF POSSESSION 29:30 30:30

 

INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
RUSHING
Los Angeles No. Yds. Avg. Long TD
Tyler 17 60 3.5 39 0
Bryant 6 30 5.0 14 1
McCutcheon 5 10 2.0 6 0
Ferragamo 1 7 7.0 7 0
Pittsburgh          
F. Harris 20 46 2.3 12 2
Bleier 10 25 2.5 9 0
Bradshaw 3 9 3.0 6 0
Thornton 4 4 1.0 5 0

 

PASSING
Los Angeles Att. Comp. Yds. Long TD Int.
Ferragamo 25 15 212 50 0 1
McCutcheon 1 1 24 24t 1 0
Pittsburgh            
Bradshaw 21 14 309 73t 2 3

 

RECEIVING
Los Angeles No. Yds. Long TD
Waddy 3 75 50 0
Bryant 3 21 12 0
Tyler 3 20 11 0
Dennard 2 32 24 0
Nelson 2 20 14 0
D. Hill 1 28 28 0
R. Smith 1 24 24t 1
McCutcheon 1 16 16 0
Pittsburgh        
Swann 5 79 47t 1
Stallworth 3 121 73t 1
F. Harris 3 66 32 0
Cunningham 2 21 13 0
Thornton 1 22 22 0

 

INTERCEPTIONS
Los Angeles No. Yds. Long TD
Elmendorf 1 10 10 0
E. Brown 1 6 6 0
Perry 1 –1 –1 0
P. Thomas 0 6 6 0
Pittsburgh        
Lambert 1 16 16 0

 

PUNTING
Los Angeles No. Yds. Avg. TB Long
Clark 5 220 44.0 0 59
Pittsburgh          
Colquitt 2 85 42.5 1 50

 

PUNT RETURNS
Los Angeles No. FC Yds. Long TD
E. Brown 1 0 4 4 0
Pittsburgh          
Bell 2 0 17 11 0
J. Smith 2 0 14 7 0

 

KICKOFF RETURNS
Los Angeles No. Yds. Long TD
E. Hill 3 47 27 0
Jodat 2 32 16 0
Andrews 1 0 0 0
Pittsburgh        
L. Anderson 5 162 45 0

 

FUMBLES
Los Angeles No. Own Rec. Opp. Rec.
None      
Pittsburgh      
None      

 

KICKING
Los Angeles XP–A FG–A FG Made FG Missed
Corral 1–2 2–2 31, 45 ––
Pittsburgh        
Bahr 4–4 1–1 41 ––
 

 

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Date: January 20 1980

MVP: Terry Bradshaw

Stadium: Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA

Attendance: 103,985

TV Audience: 96,500,000 (NBC)

30 Second Ad: $222,000

National Anthem: Cheryl Ladd

Coin Toss: Art Rooney

Halftime show: Up with People presents 'A Salute to the Big Band Era'

Nielsen Rating: 46.3


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