1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football team

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1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football
Conference Independent
1984 record 8–4
Head coach Bill Dooley
Offensive coordinator Pat Watson
Home stadium Lane Stadium
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 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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result
September 8 at Wake Forest* Groves StadiumWinston-Salem, NC W 21–20  
September 15 West Virginia* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA (Rivalry) L 7–14  
September 22 Richmond* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 21–13  
September 29 Virginia* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA (Rivalry) L 23–26  
October 6 vs. VMI* Foreman FieldNorfolk, VA W 54–7  
October 13 Duke* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 27–0  
October 20 William & Mary* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 38–15  
October 27 at Temple* Veterans StadiumPhiladelphia, PA W 9–7  
November 3 Tulane* Lane Stadium • Blacksburg, VA W 13–6  
November 10 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 10–17  
November 17 at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 23–3  
December 15 vs. Air Force* Independence StadiumShreveport, LA (Independence Bowl) L 7–23  
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game.
  • Reference:[1]

Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following players were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University – 1984". College Football Reference. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  2. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 14, 2012. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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.