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1984 Oklahoma Sooners football team

The 1984 Oklahoma Sooners football team represented the University of Oklahoma in the college football 1984 NCAA Division I-A season. Oklahoma Sooners football participated in the former Big Eight Conference at that time and played its home games in Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium where it has played its home games since 1923.[1] The team posted a 9–2–1 overall record and a 6–1 conference record to earn a share of the Conference title under head coach Barry Switzer who took the helm in 1973.[2][3] This was Switzer's ninth conference title in twelve seasons.[2]

1984 Oklahoma Sooners football
Big Eight co-champion
Orange Bowl, L 17–28 vs. Washington
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 6
APNo. 6
1984 record9–2–1 (6–1 Big 8)
Head coachBarry Switzer (12th season)
Offensive coordinatorMack Brown (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorGary Gibbs (4th season)
Captains
Home stadiumOklahoma Memorial Stadium (Capacity: 75,004)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Nebraska + 6 1 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     9 2 1
No. 7 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Kansas 4 3 0     5 6 0
Missouri 2 4 1     3 7 1
Kansas State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
Iowa State 0 5 2     2 7 2
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The team was led by All-American Tony Casillas,[4] After winning a share of conference title, it earned a trip to the Orange Bowl for an appearance against the Washington Huskies.[3] During the season, it faced five ranked opponents (In order, #17 Pitt, #1 Texas, #1 Nebraska, #3 Oklahoma State and #4 Washington). The last three of these opponents finished the season ranked in the top 10. It endured a tie against Texas in the Red River Shootout, a loss against a 2–5 Kansas Jayhawks team and a bowl game loss to Washington.[3]

Lydell Carr led the team in rushing with 688 yards, Danny Bradley led the team in passing with 1095 yards, Derrick Shepard led the team in receiving with 392 yards, Placekicker Tim Lashar led the team in scoring with 68 points, Casillas had 10 quarterback sacks, freshman Brian Bosworth led the team with 133 tackles and Gary Lowell posted 4 interceptions.[5] The defense set a school record that would only be eclipsed by the 1986 team when it allowed only 2.2 yards per rush over the course of the season.[6]

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 81:30 p.m.Stanford*No. 16USAW 19–773,417[7]
September 152:30 p.m.at No. 17 Pittsburgh*No. 15ABCW 42–1040,075[7]
September 221:30 p.m.Baylor*No. 11
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 34–1575,018[7]
September 291:30 p.m.Kansas StateNo. 7
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK
W 24–672,017[7]
October 132:30 p.m.vs. No. 1 Texas*No. 3ABCT 15–1575,587[7]
October 206:30 p.m.at Iowa StateNo. 2ESPNW 12–1048,509[7]
October 271:30 p.m.at KansasNo. 2L 11–2827,460[7]
November 311:30 a.m.MissouriNo. 10
  • Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Norman, OK (rivalry)
USAW 49–775,357[7]
November 102:30 p.m.at ColoradoNo. 9W 42–1734,673[7]
November 172:30 p.m.at No. 1 NebraskaNo. 6ABCW 17–776,323[7]
November 242:30 p.m.No. 3 Oklahoma StateNo. 2
ABCW 24–1476,198[7]
January 1, 19857:00 p.m.vs. No. 4 Washington*No. 2NBCL 17–2856,294[7]

Game summariesEdit

StanfordEdit

1 234Total
Stanford 7 000 7
• Oklahoma 7 660 19

[8]

PittsburghEdit

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 0 21021 42
Pittsburgh 3 070 10
  • Date: September 15
  • Location: Pitt Stadium
  • Game attendance: 40,075

[9]

BaylorEdit

1 234Total
Baylor 0 708 15
• Oklahoma 7 10170 34
  • Date: September 22
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Game attendance: 75,018

[10]

Kansas StateEdit

1 234Total
Kansas St 3 030 6
• Oklahoma 0 7710 24
  • Date: September 29
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Game attendance: 72,017

[11]

TexasEdit

1 234Total
Texas 7 305 15
Oklahoma 0 0150 15
  • Date: October 13
  • Location: Cotton Bowl
  • Game attendance: 75,587
  • Game weather: Rain

[12]

Iowa StateEdit

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 3 009 12
Iowa St 0 703 10

[13]

KansasEdit

1 234Total
Oklahoma 3 008 11
• Kansas 0 10315 28

[14]

MissouriEdit

1 234Total
Missouri 0 007 7
• Oklahoma 7 21147 49
  • Date: November 3
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Game attendance: 75,357

[15]

ColoradoEdit

1 234Total
• Oklahoma 7 2177 42
Colorado 0 1007 17
  • Date: November 10
  • Location: Folsom Field
  • Game attendance: 34,673

[16]

NebraskaEdit

#6 Oklahoma at #1 Nebraska
1 234Total
• Oklahoma 7 0010 17
Nebraska 0 700 7
  • Date: November 17
  • Location: Memorial Stadium
  • Game attendance: 76,323
  • Television network: ABC

[17]

Oklahoma StateEdit

1 234Total
Oklahoma St 0 770 14
• Oklahoma 0 7107 24
  • Date: November 24
  • Location: Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
  • Game attendance: 76,198

[18]

Orange BowlEdit

1 234Total
• Washington 14 0014 28
Oklahoma 0 1403 17
  • Date: January 1
  • Location: Orange Bowl
  • Game attendance: 56,294
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

[19]

Awards and honorsEdit

  • All-American: Tony Casillas,[4]
  • Big Eight Defensive Player of the Year: Casillas[4]
  • UPI National Lineman of the Year: Casillas[4]
  • Big Eight Offensive Player of the Year: Danny Bradley
  • Big Eight Conference MVP: Danny Bradley

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Memorial Stadium". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on June 28, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "OU Football Tradition – 42 Conference Titles". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on June 22, 2010. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  3. ^ a b c "1984 Football Season". SoonerStats.com. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  4. ^ a b c d "All-American: Tony Casillas". CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on May 25, 2010. Retrieved June 29, 2010.
  5. ^ "2009 Football Record Book" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. p. 175. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  6. ^ "2009 Football Record Book" (PDF). Big 12 Conference. p. 166. Retrieved June 30, 2010.
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l http://www.soonerstats.com/football/seasons/schedule.cfm?seasonid=1984
  8. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Sep-14.
  9. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Sep-14.
  10. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Sep-16.
  11. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Sep-16.
  12. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  13. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  14. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  15. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  16. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  17. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1984 Nov 18.
  18. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.
  19. ^ SoonerStats.com. Retrieved 2018-Oct-06.

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