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1984 Wyoming Cowboys football team

The 1984 Wyoming Cowboys football team represented the University of Wyoming in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. Led by head coach Al Kincaid, the Cowboys finished the season with a record of 6–6. The Cowboys offense scored 201 points while the defense allowed 182 points. Jay Novacek was in his senior season with the Cowboys. Novacek finished his Cowboys career with 83 career receptions for 1,536 yards and 10 touchdowns as a tight end.

1984 Wyoming Cowboys football
ConferenceWestern Athletic Conference
1984 record6–6 (4–4 WAC)
Head coachAl Kincaid (4th season)
Home stadiumWar Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 WAC 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

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 1South Dakota*W 31–13
September 8at Nebraska*L 7–42
September 15Air Force
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 26–20
September 22at Oregon State*L 14–41
September 29Utah
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 21–14
October 6San Diego State
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
L 0–21
October 13at BYUL 38–41
October 20New Mexico
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 59–21
October 27at Colorado StateW 43–34
November 3at HawaiiL 28–31
November 10South Dakota State*
  • War Memorial Stadium
  • Laramie, Wyoming
W 45–29
November 17at UTEPL 22–35
  • *Non-conference game

Awards and honorsEdit

  • Jay Novacek, Kodak All-American football team[2]
  • Jay Novacek, NCAA record for receiving yards per receptions by a tight end.
  • Kevin Lowe, NCAA record for highest rushing yards per attempt in a game (min. 10 att.)[3] November 10, 1984 against South Dakota State

Team players in the NFLEdit

The following were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall NFL Team
Jay Novacek Tight end 6 158 St. Louis Cardinals

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "University of Wyoming – 1984". College Football Reference. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  2. ^ "UW Athletics Hall of Fame: Class of 1993". WyomingAthletics.com. Archived from the original on May 14, 2012. Retrieved October 12, 2012.
  3. ^ "NCAA Individual Records for Rushing". sports-reference.com. Retrieved July 23, 2019.
  4. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 12, 2012.