You can probably guess that advanced stats aren’t that impressed with the 1980 national champions. Or, as Bill Connelly puts it,
Vince Dooley’s Georgia Bulldogs were coming off of a 6-5 season and based their hopes on a freshman running back. That is not a sentence that should ever be followed with “…and then they won the national title.”
Still, as the quote in the header says, 12-0, baby. And, really, about what other season can you say that?
So, no, I don’t have any problem debating that. I just wish somebody would make the advanced stats case that Herschel was robbed of the Heisman Trophy that season.