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1984 Indiana State Sycamores football team

The 1984 Indiana State Sycamores football team represented Indiana State University in the 1984 NCAA Division I-AA football season. They were led by fifth-year head coach Dennis Raetz and played their home games at Memorial Stadium. They were a member of the Missouri Valley Conference. They finished the season 9–3, 4–1 in MVC play to finish in second place. They were invited to the FCS Playoffs where they lost to Middle Tennessee (41–42 in triple overtime) in the quarterfinals. This season marked the return to the NCAA Div I-AA playoffs for the Sycamores' second straight season and would be their last appearance in the playoffs until 2014. The roster included such standout performers as Cornerback Wayne Davis and Free Safety Vencie Glenn, who went on to long successful NFL careers. Mike Simmonds; Quarterback Jeff Miller was selected Honorable Mention All-American, future college head coach Trent Miles was a wide receiver.

1984 Indiana State Sycamores football
Indiana State Sycamores wordmark.svg
ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference
Ranking
Sports NetworkNo. 5
FCS CoachesNo. 5
1984 record9–3 (3–1 MVC)
Head coachDennis Raetz (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorJerry Boyce (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorJerry Lasko (1st season)
Home stadiumMemorial Stadium
(Capacity: 12,764)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Missouri Valley Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Tulsa $ 5 0 0     6 5 0
#5 I-AA Indiana State ^ 3 1 0     9 3 0
Illinois State 3 2 0     5 6 0
Wichita State 2 2 0     2 9 0
Drake 2 3 0     4 7 0
West Texas State 1 3 0     3 8 0
Southern Illinois 0 5 0     3 8 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • ^ – Division I-AA playoff participant
  • The MVC was a hybrid of Division I and I-AA programs in 1984. Tulsa and Wichita State were Div I and the rest were Div I-AA

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 1Wayne State*W 42–67,881
September 8Eastern Illinois*W 24–179,125
September 22at Illinois StateNo. 3SportsTime cableW 19–710,213
September 29Central Missouri*No. 2
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Terre Haute, IN
W 27–39,194
October 6vs. Ball State*No. 1W 34–620,242
October 13at Louisville*No. 1W 44–2125,051
October 20Drake No. 1W 17–310,170
October 27at Southern IllinoisNo. 1
  • McAndrew Stadium
  • Carbondale, IL (rivalry)
W 27–108,033
November 3Central Florida*No. 1W 38–08,367
November 10TulsaNo. 1L 17–2412,392
November 17Western Illinois*No. 18L 2–227,732
December 1Middle Tennessee*No. 5L 41–426,225

Ranking movementsEdit

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Final 
Sports Network RV RV NR RV RV 25 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 18 5 
Coaches NR NR NR RV RV RV 1 1 1 1 11 1 1 18 5

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