1984 BYU Cougars football team

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1984 BYU Cougars football
Consensus national champion
WAC champion
Holiday Bowl champion
Holiday Bowl, W 24-17 vs. Michigan
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 1
1984 record 13–0 (8–0 WAC)
Head coach LaVell Edwards
Home stadium Cougar Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 BYU $ 8 0 0     13 0 0
Hawaii 5 2 0     7 4 0
Air Force 4 3 0     8 4 0
Utah 4 3 1     6 5 1
San Diego State 4 3 1     4 7 1
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 6 0
Colorado State 3 5 0     3 8 0
New Mexico 1 7 0     4 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cougars went undefeated en route to winning the 1984 Holiday Bowl against Michigan and being named national champions by the AP and Coaches Poll.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 at No. 3/7 Pittsburgh* Pitt StadiumPittsburgh ESPN W 20–14   40,263
September 8 Baylor* No. 13/12 Cougar StadiumProvo, Utah W 47–13   63,705
September 15 Tulsa* No. 8/6 Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah W 38–15   64,237
September 22 at Hawaii No. 6/4 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI W 18–13   50,000
October 6 at Colorado State No. 8/6 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, Colorado W 52–9   28,671
October 13 Wyomingdagger No. 7/5 Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah W 41–38   64,839
October 20 at Air Force No. 7/5 Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado W 30–25   30,469
October 25 at New Mexico No. 5/4 University StadiumAlbuquerque, New Mexico W 48–0   19,227
November 3 UTEP No. 4/3 Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah W 42–9   62,530
November 10 San Diego State No. 4/4 Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah W 34–3   64,050
November 17 at Utah No. 3/3 Rice StadiumSalt Lake City, Utah (Holy War) KUTV W 24–14   36,110
November 24 Utah State* No. 1/1 Cougar Stadium • Provo, Utah (Old Wagon Wheel) W 38–13   65,580
December 21 vs. Michigan* No. 1/1 Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego (Holiday Bowl) ESPN W 24–17   61,243
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP/Coaches' Poll. All times are in local to gamesite.

Personnel[edit]

1984 BYU Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
OG, C 57 Anae, RobertRobert Anae Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 11 Bellini, MarkMark Bellini
OL 71 Borgia, JohnJohn Borgia
QB 6 Bosco, RobbieRobbie Bosco
RB 28 Crawford, PaulPaul Crawford
WR 18 Edwards, JimJim Edwards
QB 16 Fowler, BlaineBlaine Fowler
OL 75 Futrell, DavidDavid Futrell
OL 59 Garrick, CraigCraig Garrick
WR 1 Haysbert, AdamAdam Haysbert
RB 35 Heimuli, LakeiLakei Heimuli
OL 68 Hunter, JohnJohn Hunter
OL 66 King, DavidDavid King
WR 7 Kozlowski, GlenGlen Kozlowski Redshirt.svg Jr
TE 90 Lindley, LanceLance Lindley
QB 8 Lindsley, SteveSteve Lindsley
OL 73 Matau, ChrisChris Matau
C 50 Matich, TrevorTrevor Matich Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 67 McCullough, KeithKeith McCullough
WR 26 Miles, DavidDavid Miles
TE 12 Mills, DavidDavid Mills
TE 94 Molini, TrevorTrevor Molini
WR 85 Norberg, ScottScott Norberg
OL 75 Oramas, SamSam Oramas
WR 19 Orr, RichardRichard Orr
HB 43 Parker, RobertRobert Parker
OL 61 Rawlinson, DougDoug Rawlinson Fr
OL 63 Rawlinson, RandyRandy Rawlinson
OL 69 Robinson, ScottScott Robinson
OL 55 Rondoni, BrianBrian Rondoni Fr
FB 33 Salanoa, ThorThor Salanoa So
OL 56 Shumway, JayJay Shumway
HB 23 Sikahema, VaiVai Sikahema
HB 21 Smith, KellyKelly Smith
OL 60 Tidwell, DavidDavid Tidwell
HB 46 Tuipulotu, TomTom Tuipulotu
TE 89 Varoz, BrettBrett Varoz
RB 33 Whittingham, FredFred Whittingham
OL 70 Wong, LouisLouis Wong
OL 78 Wright, DavidDavid Wright
QB 12 Young, MikeMike Young
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 51 Akeo, LaddLadd Akeo So
DB 22 Allen, MarkMark Allen
LB 49 Allen, MarvMarv Allen
LB 31 Bechtold, JohnJohn Bechtold
LB 37 Fitisemanu, AlemaAlema Fitisemanu
LB 34 Gouveia, KurtKurt Gouveia
DL 78 Hamilton, LarryLarry Hamilton
DB 42 Haymond, SteveSteve Haymond
DB 2 Hazelgren, BrianBrian Hazelgren
DE 92 Herrmann, JimJim Herrmann
LB 57 Hobbs, RichardRichard Hobbs
DL 96 Huckaby, JayJay Huckaby
DL 77 Knight, ShawnShawn Knight
DL 76 Knight, TimTim Knight
DB 9 Ledenko, RobRob Ledenko
DL 80 Mattingly, TyTy Mattingly
LB 44 McDade, JimJim McDade
LB 96 McDonald, JayJay McDonald
DB 5 Morrell, KyleKyle Morrell Sr
LB 55 Neff, DavidDavid Neff
DB 27 Rasmussen, KoryKory Rasmussen So
LB 59 Sanders, SteveSteve Sanders
DB 5 Sherman, MarcMarc Sherman
DB 24 Shumway, ShaneShane Shumway
DL 76 Smith, BradBrad Smith
DL 65 Smith, KenKen Smith
DB 25 Sprowls, JeffJeff Sprowls
DB 3 Thomas, RodneyRodney Thomas
LB 9 VonCollin, JCJC VonCollin
LB 41 White, LeonLeon White
LB 53 Whittingham, CaryCary Whittingham
DB 14 Wilcox, JeffJeff Wilcox
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
P, PK 10 Johnson, LeeLee Johnson
PK 3 Rossi, PetePete Rossi
PK 15 Webster, GaryGary Webster
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: 2017-Jan-01

Results[edit]

Hawaii[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
• BYU 3 9 0 6 18
Hawaii 0 10 0 3 13
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Aloha Stadium
  • Game weather: Clear; 78°F

[2]

Utah[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
BYU 7 3 7 7 24
Utah 7 0 7 0 14

[3]

Michigan[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Michigan 0 7 7 3 17
• BYU 0 10 0 14 24
  • Date: December 21
  • Location: Jack Murphy Stadium
  • Game attendance: 61,243
  • Game weather: Clear; 51°F

[4]

Draft picks[edit]

The following were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Trevor Matich Center 1 28 New England Patriots
Kyle Morrell Cornerback 4 106 Minnesota Vikings
Louis Wong Guard 5 131 St. Louis Cardinals
Lee Johnson Punter 5 138 Houston Oilers
Jim Herrmann Defensive End 7 184 Dallas Cowboys

[5]

Awards and honors[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mandel, Stewart (2009-08-06). "BYU pulled off a miracle 25 years ago; will it ever happen again?". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 18 October 2016. 
  2. ^ CougarStats.com. Retrieved 2016-Dec-18.
  3. ^ 1984 BYU vs. Utah – CougarStats CougarStats: BYU Football: BYU vs. Utah 1984
  4. ^ CougarStats.com. Retrieved 2016-Dec-26.
  5. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1985.htm
  6. ^ http://www.touchdownclubofcolumbus.com/Awards.htm#SAMMY