1984 Alabama Crimson Tide football team

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1984 Alabama Crimson Tide football
Conference Southeastern Conference
1984 record 5–6 (2–4 SEC)
Head coach Ray Perkins (2nd year)
Captain Paul Ott Carruth
Captain Emanuel King
Home stadium Bryant–Denny Stadium
(Capacity: 60,210)
Legion Field
(Capacity: 75,808)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Florida $ 5 0 1     9 1 1
#15 LSU 4 1 1     8 3 1
#14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0     7 4 1
#19 Kentucky 3 3 0     9 3 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 4 1
Alabama 2 4 0     5 6 0
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     5 6 0
Ole Miss 1 5 0     4 6 1
Mississippi State 1 5 0     4 7 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Florida's title was later vacated by the SEC.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Alabama Crimson Tide football team (variously "Alabama", "UA", "Bama" or "The Tide") represented the University of Alabama in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. It was the Crimson Tide's 92nd overall and 51st season as a member of the Southeastern Conference (SEC). The team was led by head coach Ray Perkins, in his second year, and played their home games at both Bryant–Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and Legion Field in Birmingham, Alabama. They finished the season with a record of five wins and six losses (5–6 overall, 2–4 in the SEC). This marked Alabama's first losing season since the Tide went 2–7–1 in 1957 under Jennings B. Whitworth, and ended Alabama's streak of 25 consecutive bowl appearances.[1]

Some of the more notable contests of the season included a season-opening loss to Boston College (and their quarterback, Doug Flutie, who went on to win the 1984 Heisman Trophy), a third consecutive loss to Tennessee in which the Tide gave up a 14-point fourth quarter lead, and Alabama's first loss to Vanderbilt since 1969.[2][3][4] However, Alabama did upset Auburn 17–15 in the 1984 edition of the Iron Bowl, denying the Tigers a berth in the Sugar Bowl.[5]

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 7:00 p.m. No. 18 Boston College* No. 9 Legion FieldBirmingham, AL ABC L 31–38   67,821
September 15 11:00 a.m. at Georgia Tech* No. 19 Grant FieldAtlanta, GA WTBS L 6–16   56,107
September 22 1:30 p.m. Southwestern Louisiana* Bryant–Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL W 37–14   56,431
September 29 11:00 a.m. Vanderbiltdagger Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL MTN L 21–30   60,210
October 6 2:30 p.m. No. 20 Georgia Legion Field • Birmingham, AL ABC L 14–24   75,608
October 13 1:30 p.m. No. 11 Penn State* Bryant–Denny Stadium • Tuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) W 6–0   60,210
October 20 12:30 p.m. at Tennessee Neyland StadiumKnoxville, TN (Third Saturday in October) L 27–28   95,422
November 3 1:30 p.m. at Mississippi State Mississippi Veterans Memorial StadiumJackson, MS (Rivalry) W 24–20   45,868
November 10 1:30 p.m. No. 12 LSU Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Rivalry) L 14–16   74,301
November 17 12:30 p.m. at Cincinnati* Riverfront StadiumCincinnati, OH W 29–7   27,482
December 1 11:30 a.m. vs. No. 11 Auburn Legion Field • Birmingham, AL (Iron Bowl) ABC W 17–15   76,853
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Central Time.
Source: Rolltide.com All-time Football Results: 1984 Season[6]

References[edit]

General

Specific

  1. ^ Mitchell, Billy (November 11, 1984). "Reality of a losing record stuns the Tide". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News. p. 1B. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  2. ^ 1984 Game Recaps, Game No. 1
  3. ^ 1984 Game Recaps, Game No. 7
  4. ^ Mitchell, Billy (September 30, 1984). "Homecoming wrong time for Tide". The Tuscaloosa News. Google News. p. 1A. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Upsets do happen". Press-Register. AL.com. November 26, 2008. Retrieved February 21, 2012. 
  6. ^ "All-time Football Results: 1984 Season". RollTide.com. University of Alabama Department of Intercollegiate Athletics. Retrieved February 21, 2012.