1984 San Diego State Aztecs football team

The 1984 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

1984 San Diego State Aztecs football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
Record4–7–1 (4–3–1 WAC)
Head coach
Home stadiumJack Murphy Stadium
(Capacity: 59,022)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Western Athletic Conference football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 1 BYU $ 8 0 0 13 0 0
Hawaii 5 2 0 7 4 0
Air Force 4 3 0 8 4 0
Utah 4 3 1 6 5 1
San Diego State 4 3 1 4 7 1
Wyoming 4 4 0 6 6 0
Colorado State 3 5 0 3 8 0
New Mexico 1 7 0 4 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0 2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The team was led by head coach Doug Scovil, in his fourth year, and played home games at Jack Murphy Stadium[note 1] in San Diego, California. They finished with a record of four wins, seven losses and one tie (4–7–1, 4–3–1 WAC).

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 1at Air ForceL 16–3436,553[1]
September 8No. 4 UCLA*L 15–1849,220[2]
September 15UTEP
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 51–217,461[3]
September 22at No. 12 Oklahoma State*L 16–1946,500[4]
October 6at WyomingW 21–019,223[5]
October 13Utah
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
T 24–2433,549[6]
October 20Colorado State 
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 41–2420,942[7]
October 27at HawaiiL 10–1644,107[8]
November 3UNLV*
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
L 14–3016,883[9]
November 10at No. 4 BYUL 3–3464,050
November 17New Mexico
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
W 37–3113,548[10]
November 24Long Beach State[note 2]*
  • Jack Murphy Stadium
  • San Diego
L 17–1810,949[11]
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to the game

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Team players in the NFLEdit

The following were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.[14]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Tory Nixon Defensive back 2 33 Washington Redskins
James Johnson Linebacker 3 62 Detroit Lions
Rich Moran Guard – Center 3 71 Green Bay Packers
Mike Waters Tight end – Running back 9 235 New York Jets

The following finished their college career in 1984, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[15]

Player Position First NFL team
John O'Callaghan Tight end 1987 Seattle Seahawks

Team awardsEdit

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Tory Nixon
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Rich Moran, Off
Mike Stevens, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Rich Moran, Off
Herb Brohn, Def
Most Inspirational Player Mike Waters

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NotesEdit

  1. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 through 1997.
  2. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Air Force 34, San Diego State 16". The Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, Ohio. September 2, 1984. p. D6. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  2. ^ Marc Appleman (September 9, 1984). "Aztecs Lose, 18-15, as UCLA Kicker Hits 6 Field Goals". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  3. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  4. ^ Marc Appleman (September 23, 1984). "Aztecs Just Beaten by Cowboys, 19-16". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  5. ^ Marc Appleman (October 7, 1984). "Bone-Buster Aztec Defense Shuts Out the Cowboys, 21-0". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  6. ^ "Utah 1985 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  7. ^ Marc Appleman (October 21, 1984). "Santos Has a Night to Remember As Aztecs Rout Colorado St., 41-24". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  8. ^ "Hawaii 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  9. ^ "Nevada Las Vegas 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016.
  10. ^ Chris Cobbs (November 18, 1984). "Santos Leads Aztecs to 37-31 Win". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  11. ^ Marc Appleman (November 25, 1984). "Cal State Long Beach Outslogs San Diego State, 18-17". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-12. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. 
  12. ^ "San Diego State 1984 Schedule". Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Archived from the original on 2016-10-18. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  14. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Archived from the original on December 21, 2007. Retrieved December 8, 2016.
  15. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.