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1984 Houston Cougars football team

The 1984 Houston Cougars football team, also known as the Houston Cougars, Houston, or UH, represented the University of Houston during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The Cougars were led by 23rd-year head coach Bill Yeoman and played their home games at the Astrodome in Houston, Texas. The team competed as members of the Southwest Conference, finishing as co-champions with SMU with a conference record of 6–2. Houston was invited to the 1985 Cotton Bowl Classic, where they lost to Boston College.

1984 Houston Cougars football
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Southwest Conference co-champion
ConferenceSouthwest Conference
1984 record7–5 (6–2 SWC)
Head coachBill Yeoman (23rd season)
Offensive coordinatorBill Yeoman
Offensive schemeHouston Veer
Defensive coordinatorDon Todd
Home stadiumAstrodome (53,000)
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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 15Miami (OH)*W 30–17
September 22at No. 9 Washington*L 7–35
September 29Louisville*
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
L 28–30
October 6at BaylorW 27–17
October 13Texas A&M
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
W 9–7
October 20at No. 6 SMUW 29–20
October 27Arkansas
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
L 3–17
November 3No. 20 TCU
  • Astrodome
  • Houston, TX
L 14–21
November 10at No. 3 TexasW 29–15
November 24at Texas TechW 24–17
December 1Rice
W 38–26
January 1vs. No. 8 Boston College*L 28–45
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1984 Houston Cougars football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 78 Gary Heitmann Jr
TE 84 Carl Hilton Jr
T 63 Darrell Jackson Jr
WR 80 Anthony Ketchum Jr
QB 3 Gerald Landry So
WR 14 Dwayne LeBlanc Fr
G 75 Ray Rogers Sr
C 55 Todd Schoppe Jr
WR 29 Larry Shepherd Jr
RB 33 Raymond Tate So
G 74 Michael Wharton Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 49 Kevin Alexander Jr
DT 19 Simon Fletcher Sr
DL 94 Eddie Gilmore Jr
LB 50 Robert Harper Fr
DE 27 James Holmes Sr
FS 10 Audrey McMillian Sr
CB 21 Greg Purcell Jr
DT 95 T. J. Turner Jr
LB 54 Bryant Winn Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 2 Mike Clendenen Sr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "1984 Houston Cougars Schedule and Results | College Football at". Sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2015-12-24.