1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football team
|1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football|
|Head coach||Bill Dooley (7th season)|
|Offensive coordinator||Pat Watson|
|Home stadium||Lane Stadium|
|1984 Division I-A independents football records|
|No. 5 Boston College||–||–||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 11 South Carolina||–||–||10||–||2||–||0|
|No. 17 Florida State||–||–||7||–||3||–||2|
|No. 18 Miami (FL)||–||–||8||–||5||–||0|
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Bill Dooley, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4), and with a loss against Air Force in the Independence Bowl. Bruce Smith won the Outland Trophy and was the first pick overall in the 1985 NFL Draft.
|September 8||at Wake Forest*||Groves Stadium • Winston-Salem, North Carolina||W 21–20|
|September 15||West Virginia*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia (Rivalry)||L 7–14|
|September 22||Richmond*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia||W 21–13|
|September 29||Virginia*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia (Rivalry)||L 23–26|
|October 6||vs. VMI*||Foreman Field • Norfolk, Virginia||W 54–7|
|October 13||Duke*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia||W 27–0|
|October 20||William & Mary*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia||W 38–15|
|October 27||at Temple*||Veterans Stadium • Philadelphia||W 9–7|
|November 3||Tulane*||Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, Virginia||W 13–6|
|November 10||at Clemson*||Memorial Stadium • Clemson, South Carolina||L 10–17|
|November 17||at Vanderbilt*||Vanderbilt Stadium • Nashville, Tennessee||W 23–3|
|December 15||vs. Air Force*||Independence Stadium • Shreveport, Louisiana (Independence Bowl)||L 7–23|
|*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.|
Team players in the NFL
The following players were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.
|Bruce Smith||Defensive end||1||1||Buffalo Bills|
|Jesse Penn||Linebacker||2||44||Dallas Cowboys|
|Ashley Lee||Defensive back||8||201||Atlanta Falcons|
|Joe Jones||Defensive end||10||270||Dallas Cowboys|
|Al Young||Defensive back||11||299||New York Giants|
Awards and honors
- "Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – 1984". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
- "1985 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: John Outland Trophy" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 22. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: All-America Selections" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 9. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
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