1984 Peach Bowl

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1984 Peach Bowl
1 2 3 4 Total
Purdue 10 14 0 0 24
Virginia 7 7 7 6 27
Date December 31, 1984
Season 1984
Stadium Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium
Location Atlanta, Georgia
MVP Offensive: Howard Petty, Virginia
Defensive: Ray Daly, Virginia
Attendance 41,107
United States TV coverage
Network CBS
Announcers Verne Lundquist and Steve Davis
Peach Bowl
 < 1983  1985

The 1984 Peach Bowl featured the Purdue Boilermakers of the Big Ten against the Virginia Cavaliers of the ACC. Virginia defeated Purdue 27-24 in the first bowl game in school history.

Purdue jumped out to a 24-14 halftime lead, but Virginia scored the only points of the second half with a touchdown and two field goals in order to pull out the win. Purdue quarterback Jim Everett passed for 253 yards and three touchdowns, but the Boilermakers gained just 75 yards rushing and committed four turnovers in their first bowl loss. Purdue finished the season 7-5 and tied for second place in the Big Ten. Virginia finished 8-2-2.