1984 Arkansas Razorbacks football team

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1984 Arkansas Razorbacks football
Liberty Bowl, L 15–21 vs. Auburn
Conference Southwest Conference
1984 record 7–4–1 (5–3 SWC)
Head coach Ken Hatfield
Offensive scheme Option
Defensive coordinator Fred Goldsmith
Home stadium Razorback Stadium
War Memorial Stadium
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 SMU + 6 2 0     10 2 0
Houston + 6 2 0     7 5 0
TCU 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arkansas 5 3 0     7 4 1
Texas 5 3 0     7 4 1
Baylor 4 4 0     5 6 0
Texas A&M 3 5 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 2 6 0     4 7 0
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Arkansas Razorbacks football team represented the University of Arkansas during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. Junior punt returner Bobby Edmonds of Arkansas ranked ninth in the nation in punt return average. He averaged 11.8 yards per return. Arkansas had the seventh-best scoring defense in 1984, yielding only 12.5 points per game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 15, 1984 Ole Miss* War Memorial StadiumLittle Rock, AR (Rivalry) T 14–14   55,480
September 22, 1984 Tulsa* Razorback StadiumFayetteville, AR W 18–9   43,680
September 29, 1984 Navy* War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 33–10   54,812
October 6, 1984 TCU Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR L 31–32   42,208
October 13, 1984 Texas Tech War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 24–0   54,986
October 20, 1984 at No. 3 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 18–24   77,809
October 27, 1984 at Houston AstrodomeHouston, TX W 17–3   28,347
November 3, 1984 Rice War Memorial Stadium • Little Rock, AR W 28–6   54,290
November 10, 1984 at Baylor Baylor StadiumWaco, TX W 17–24   43,500
November 17, 1984 Texas A&M Razorback Stadium • Fayetteville, AR (Rivalry) W 28–0   38,020
November 24, 1984 at No. 11 SMU Texas StadiumIrving, TX L 28–31   38,712
December 27, 1984 vs. No. 16 Auburn* Liberty BowlMemphis, TN (Liberty Bowl) L 15–21   50,180
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

Liberty Bowl[edit]

The Razorbacks met current SEC foe Auburn in the Liberty Bowl. The MVP of the game was Bo Jackson of Auburn, who had 88 yards on 18 carries with 2 touchdowns. Arkansas quarterback Brad Taylor completed 18 of 34, for 201 yards passing, with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Auburn defense held the Hog's leading rusher Marshall Foreman to 62 yards on 15 carries. Arkansas lost the game 21–15, despite outgaining the Tigers in total yards, 356 to 252.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bowl Games with Top 20 Teams." Bowl Game Results. Information Please Database. Retrieved on November 25, 2007.