1984 LSU Tigers football team

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1984 LSU Tigers football
Southeastern Conference Champion
Sugar Bowl, L 10–28 vs. Nebraska
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 16
APNo. 15
1984 record8–3–1 (4–1–1 SEC)
Head coachBill Arnsparger (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorEd Zaunbrecher (1st season)
Home stadiumTiger Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Florida 5 0 1     9 1 1
No. 15 LSU $ 4 1 1     8 3 1
No. 14 Auburn 4 2 0     9 4 0
Georgia 4 2 0     7 4 1
No. 19 Kentucky 3 3 0     9 3 0
Tennessee 3 3 0     7 4 1
Vanderbilt 2 4 0     5 6 0
Alabama 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 was assessed a postseason ban following an NCAA investigation, and the SEC subsequently vacated any championship. The Sugar Bowl automatic bid for the conference champion was awarded to LSU. Under modern rules, LSU would be credited with the conference championship.
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 LSU Tigers football team represented Louisiana State University during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team was led by Bill Arnsparger in his first season and finished with an overall record of 8–3–1.

During the season, Florida was placed on a postseason ban for violations, and despite finishing first, the SEC punished the program with an immediate postseason ban in addition to the two year ban imposed for the 1985 and 1986 seasons by the NCAA. The SEC also awarded LSU, as the highest placed eligible team, the automatic bid to the Sugar Bowl reserved for the conference champion. Under modern rules, a team ineligible for postseason is also ineligible for postseason awards.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 82:30 p.m.at FloridaTBST 21–2170,197
September 157:00 p.m.Wichita State*W 47–7
September 227:00 p.m.Arizona
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
W 27–26
September 293:30 p.m.at 15 USC*W 23–360,128
October 136:30 p.m.VanderbiltNo. 12
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ESPNW 34–27
October 202:50 p.m.at 16 KentuckyNo. 10ABCW 36–10
October 272:50 p.m.Notre Dame*No. 7
  • Tiger Stadium
  • Baton Rouge, LA
ABCL 22–3078,191
November 37:00 p.m.at Ole MissNo. 15
W 32–29
November 101:30 p.m.at AlabamaNo. 12W 16–1474,301
November 171:30 p.m.at Mississippi StateNo. 9L 14–16
November 247:00 p.m.Tulane*No. 16
W 33–15
January 1, 19857:50 p.m.vs. 5 Nebraska*No. 11ABCL 10–2875,608
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time
  • Source: LSUSports.net: 1984 LSU football schedule[1]

Roster[edit]

1984 LSU Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 5 Jeff Wickersham Jr
RB 21 Dalton Hilliard Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Roster

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Final 
AP NR NR NR NR NR 15 12 10 7 (1) 15 12 9 16 14 11 15 
Coaches NR NR NR NR 18 13 10 9 6 (1) 17 15 12 18 15 12 16

Game summaries[edit]

at Florida[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
16–12–2 1983 L, 17–31

Wichita State[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Arizona[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at USC[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–1 1979 L, 12–17

Notre Dame[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–2 1981 L, 9–27

vs. Nebraska (Sugar Bowl)[edit]

#4 Nebraska vs #12 LSU
1 234Total
No. 4 Cornhuskers 0 7714 28
No. 12 Tigers 3 700 10
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–3–1 1983 L 20–21

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 LSU football schedule". LSUSports.net. Retrieved November 12, 2013.