1984 BYU Cougars football team
The 1984 BYU Cougars football team represented Brigham Young University (BYU) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cougars were led by 13th-year head coach Lavell Edwards and played their home games at Cougar Stadium in Provo, Utah. The team competed as a member of the Western Athletic Conference, winning the conference for the ninth consecutive year. The Cougars finished the regular season as the only undefeated team in Division I-A, and secured their first ever national title by defeating Michigan in the 1984 Holiday Bowl. They were ranked number one in both major final polls, the AP Poll and the Coaches Poll. The team was named national champion by NCAA-designated major selectors of AP, Billingsley, Football Research, FW, National Football Foundation, Poling, UPI, and USA/CNN, while named co-champion by both National Championship Foundation and Sagarin (ELO-Chess).
|1984 BYU Cougars football|
Consensus national champion
Holiday Bowl champion
|Conference||Western Athletic Conference|
|1984 record||13–0 (8–0 WAC)|
|Head coach||LaVell Edwards (13th season)|
|Home stadium||Cougar Stadium|
|1984 WAC football standings|
|No. 1 BYU $||8||–||0||–||0||13||–||0||–||0|
|San Diego State||4||–||3||–||1||4||–||7||–||1|
Rankings from AP Poll
|September 1||at No. 3 Pittsburgh*||ESPN||W 20–14||40,263|
|September 8||Baylor*||No. 13||W 47–13||63,705|
|September 15||Tulsa*||No. 8||W 38–15||64,237|
|September 22||at Hawaii||No. 6||W 18–13||50,000|
|October 6||at Colorado State||No. 8||W 52–9||28,671|
|October 13||Wyoming||No. 7||W 41–38||64,839|
|October 20||at Air Force||No. 7||W 30–25||30,469|
|October 25||at New Mexico||No. 5||W 48–0||19,227|
|November 3||UTEP||No. 4||W 42–9||62,530|
|November 10||San Diego State||No. 4||W 34–3||64,050|
|November 17||at Utah||No. 3||KUTV||W 24–14||36,110|
|November 24||Utah State*||No. 1||W 38–13||65,580|
|December 21||vs. Michigan*||No. 1||ESPN||W 24–17||61,243|
|1984 BYU Cougars football team roster|
- Glen Kozlowski 9 Rec, 156 Yds
|Trevor Matich||Center||1||28||New England Patriots|
|Kyle Morrell||Cornerback||4||106||Minnesota Vikings|
|Louis Wong||Guard||5||131||St. Louis Cardinals|
|Lee Johnson||Punter||5||138||Houston Oilers|
|Jim Herrmann||Defensive End||7||184||Dallas Cowboys|
Awards and honorsEdit
- Mandel, Stewart (2009-08-06). "BYU pulled off a miracle 25 years ago; will it ever happen again?". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- 2018 NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision Records (PDF). National Collegiate Athletic Association. August 2018. pp. 114, 120. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
- CougarStats.com. Retrieved 2016-Dec-18.
- 1984 BYU vs. Utah – CougarStats CougarStats: BYU Football: BYU vs. Utah 1984 Archived 2010-08-21 at the Wayback Machine
- CougarStats.com. Retrieved 2016-Dec-26.
- http://www.touchdownclubofcolumbus.com/Awards.htm#SAMMY Archived 2011-05-25 at WebCite