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1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
1984 record6–5
Head coachJoe Paterno (19th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,770)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Division I-A independents football records
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#5 Boston College           10 2 0
#11 South Carolina           10 2 0
Army           8 3 1
Rutgers           7 3 0
#17 Florida State           7 3 2
Virginia Tech           8 4 0
West Virginia           8 4 0
#18 Miami (FL)           8 5 0
Notre Dame           7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana           6 5 0
Penn State           6 5 0
Syracuse           6 5 0
Temple           6 5 0
Memphis           5 5 1
Navy           4 6 1
Southern Miss           4 7 0
Pittsburgh           3 7 1
Tulane           3 8 0
Cincinnati           2 9 0
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8RutgersNo. 11W 15–1284,409
September 15at No. 5 IowaNo. 12W 20–1766,145
September 22William & MaryNo. 7
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 56–1884,704
September 29vs. No. 2 TexasNo. 4ESPNL 3–2876,883
October 6MarylandNo. 11
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 25–2485,486
October 13at AlabamaNo. 11L 0–660,210
October 20SyracusedaggerNo. 19
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 21–385,850
October 27at No. 18 West VirginiaNo. 19ESPNL 14–1764,879
November 3No. 9 Boston College
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 37–3085,690
November 17at Notre DameESPNL 7–4459,075
November 24Pittsburgh
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 11–3185,499
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 58 Haden, NickNick Haden Sr
RB 29 Mumford, TonyTony Mumford Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 95 Alexander, RogersRogers Alexander Jr
LB 31 Conlan, ShaneShane Conlan So
LB 53 Graham, DonDon Graham So
S 22 Isom, RayRay Isom So
LB 55 Johnson, TimTim Johnson So
DB 43 Zordich, MikeMike Zordich Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 10 Manca, MassimoMassimo Manca So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Cruz Roja.svg Injured
  • Redshirt.svg Redshirt

Roster

Post seasonEdit

NFL DraftEdit

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
6th 6 146 Stan Short Detroit Lions
7th 24 192 Nick Haden Offensive guard Los Angeles Raiders
9th 22 246 Chris Sydnor Los Angeles Raiders
12th 20 328 Tony Mumford Running back New England Patriots

ReferencesEdit

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