1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

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1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Conference Independent
1984 record 6–5
Head coach Joe Paterno (19th year)
Offensive coordinator Fran Ganter
Defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky
Home stadium Beaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,770)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Boston College           10 2 0
#11 South Carolina           10 2 0
Army           8 3 1
Rutgers           7 3 0
#17 Florida State           7 3 2
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
West Virginia           8 4 0
#18 Miami (FL)           8 5 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Penn State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Navy           4 6 1
Southern Miss           4 7 0
Pittsburgh           3 7 1
Tulane           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1984 college football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 8 Rutgers No. 11 Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA W 15–12   84,409
September 15 at No. 5 Iowa No. 12 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA W 20–17   66,145
September 22 William & Mary No. 7 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA W 56–18   84,704
September 29 vs. No. 2 Texas No. 4 Giants StadiumEast Rutherford, NJ ESPN L 3–28   76,883
October 6 Maryland No. 11 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) ESPN W 25–24   85,486
October 13 at Alabama No. 11 Bryant-Denny StadiumTuscaloosa, AL (Rivalry) L 0–6   60,210
October 20 Syracusedagger No. 19 Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) W 21–3   85,850
October 27 at No. 18 West Virginia No. 19 Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV (Rivalry) ESPN L 14–17   64,879
November 3 No. 9 Boston College Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA ABC W 37–30   85,690
November 17 at Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN ESPN L 7–44   59,075
November 24 Pittsburgh Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA (Rivalry) L 11–31   85,499
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Post season[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
6th 6 146 Stan Short Detroit Lions
7th 24 192 Nick Haden Offensive guard Los Angeles Raiders
9th 22 246 Chris Sydnor Los Angeles Raiders
12th 20 328 Tony Mumford Running back New England Patriots

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved July 26, 2015.