1984 SMU Mustangs football team

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1984 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Aloha Bowl, W 27–20 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 8
1984 record 10–2 (6–2 SWC)
Head coach Bobby Collins
Home stadium Texas Stadium (c. 65,101)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Southwest Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 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 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University during the 1984 college football season.[1]

The Mustangs finished the season with a share of the Southwest Conference championship, marking the third time in four years that SMU had at least a share of the title. Instead of receiving an invite to the Cotton Bowl Classic, which went instead to the other co-champion Houston (who handed SMU one of its two defeats), the Mustangs were invited to play in the Aloha Bowl where they defeated Notre Dame 27-20. The team's final mark was 10-2 and they finished #8 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls.

The Mustangs finished with their fifth consecutive ten-win season. Due in part circumstances that arose from the university's continued violation of NCAA bylaws, as of the end of the 2015 season it is also their most recent season with ten or more victories. The Mustangs would also not make another bowl appearance until 2009.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site Result Attendance
1984-09-15 at Louisville* No. 14 Cardinal StadiumLouisville, KY W 41-7   26,589
1984-09-22 North Texas State* No. 13 Texas StadiumIrving, TX W 24-6   27.124
1984-09-29 TCU No. 11 Texas Stadium • Irving, TX W 26-17   58,206
1984-10-13 at Baylor No. 7 Floyd Casey StadiumWaco, TX W 24-20   26,400
1984-10-20 Houston No. 6 Texas Stadium • Irving, TX L 20-29   28,361
1984-10-27 at No. 2 Texas No. 14 Texas Memorial StadiumAustin, TX L 7-13   80,759
1984-11-03 Texas A&M No. 19 Texas Stadium • Irving, TX W 28-20   47,113
1984-11-10 at Rice No. 17 Rice StadiumHouston, TX W 31-17   15,692
1984-11-17 at Texas Tech No. 16 Jones StadiumLubbock, TX W 31-0   31,864
1984-11-24 Arkansas No. 11 Texas Stadium • Irving, TX W 31-28   28,712
1984-12-01 at UNLV* No. 10 Sam Boyd StadiumWhitney, NV W 38-21   22,639
1984-12-28 vs. No. 17 Notre Dame No. 10 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI (Aloha Bowl) W 27-20   41,777
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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