1984 Oklahoma Sooners football team

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1984 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big 8 Co-Champions
Orange Bowl, L 28–17 vs. Washington
Conference Big 8 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #3
AP #4
1984 record 9–2–1 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coach Barry Switzer (12th year)
Offensive coordinator Mack Brown (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Gary Gibbs (4th year)
Captain Danny Bradley
Captain Tony Casillas
Captain Chuck Thomas
Home stadium Oklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#4 Nebraska § 6 1 0     10 2 0
#6 Oklahoma § 6 1 0     9 2 1
#7 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Kansas 4 3 0     5 6 0
Kansas State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Missouri 2 4 1     3 7 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
Iowa State 0 5 2     2 7 2
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the college football 1984 NCAA Division I-A season. Oklahoma Sooners football participated in the former Big Eight Conference at that time and played its home games in Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium where it has played its home games since 1923.[1] The team posted a 9–2–1 overall record and a 6–1 conference record to earn a share of the Conference title under head coach Barry Switzer who took the helm in 1973.[2][3] This was Switzer's ninth conference title in twelve seasons.[2]

The team was led by All-American Tony Casillas,[4] After winning a share of conference title, it earned a trip to the Orange Bowl for an appearance against the Washington Huskies.[3] During the season, it faced five ranked opponents (In order, #17 Pitt, #1 Texas, #1 Nebraska, #3 Oklahoma State and #4 Washington). The last three of these opponents finished the season ranked in the top 10. It endured a tie against Texas in the Red River Shootout, a loss against a 2–5 Kansas Jayhawks team and a bowl game loss to Washington.[3]

Lydell Carr led the team in rushing with 688 yards, Danny Bradley led the team in passing with 1095 yards, Derrick Shepard led the team in receiving with 392 yards, Placekicker Tim Lashar led the team in scoring with 68 points, Casillas had 10 quarterback sacks, freshman Brian Bosworth led the team with 133 tackles and Gary Lowell posted 4 interceptions.[5] The defense set a school record that would only be eclipsed by the 1986 team when it allowed only 2.2 yards per rush over the course of the season.[6]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 1:30 PM Stanford* #16 Oklahoma Memorial StadiumNorman, OK USA W 19–7   73,417[7]
September 15 2:30 PM at #17 Pittsburgh* #15 Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, PA ABC W 42–10   40,075[7]
September 22 1:30 PM Baylor* #11 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 34–15   75,018[7]
September 29 1:30 PM Kansas State #7 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK W 24–6   72,017[7]
October 13 2:30 PM vs. #1 Texas* #3 Cotton BowlDallas, TX (Red River Shootout) ABC T 15–15   75,587[7]
October 20 6:30 PM at Iowa State #2 Cyclone StadiumAmes, IA ESPN W 12–10   48,509[7]
October 27 1:30 PM at Kansas #2 Memorial StadiumLawrence, KS L 11–28   27,460[7]
November 3 11:30 AM Missouri #10 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Tiger-Sooner Peace Pipe) USA W 49–7   75,357[7]
November 10 2:30 PM at Colorado #9 Folsom FieldBoulder, CO W 42–17   34,673[7]
November 17 2:30 PM at #1 Nebraska #6 Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (OU-Nebraska) ABC W 17–7   76,323[7]
November 24 2:30 PM #3 Oklahoma State #2 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Norman, OK (Bedlam Series) ABC W 24–14   76,198[7]
January 1 7:00 PM vs. #4 Washington* #2 Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL (Orange Bowl) NBC L 17–28   56,294[7]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.

Game notes[edit]

Nebraska[edit]

#6 Oklahoma Sooners at #1 Nebraska Cornhuskers
1 2 3 4 Total
#6 Oklahoma 7 0 0 10 17
#1 Nebraska 0 7 0 0 7

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Awards & Honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Memorial Stadium". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "OU Football Tradition – 42 Conference Titles". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on June 22, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b c "1984 Football Season". SoonerStats.com. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  4. ^ a b c d "All-American: Tony Casillas". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "2009 Football Record Book". Big 12 Conference. p. 175. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  6. ^ "2009 Football Record Book". Big 12 Conference. p. 166. Retrieved June 30, 2010. 
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l http://www.soonerstats.com/football/seasons/schedule.cfm?seasonid=1984
  8. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Nov 18.

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