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1984 SMU Mustangs football
Southwest Conference co-champion
Aloha Bowl, W 27–20 vs. Notre Dame
Conference Southwest Conference
Ranking
Coaches #8
AP #8
1984 record 10–2 (6–2 SWC)
Head coach Bobby Collins
Home stadium Texas Stadium (c. 65,101)
Seasons
« 1983 1985 »
1984 Southwest Conference football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 SMU § 6 2 0     10 2 0
Houston § 6 2 0     7 5 0
TCU 5 3 0     8 4 0
Arkansas 5 3 0     7 4 1
Texas 5 3 0     7 4 1
Baylor 4 4 0     5 6 0
Texas A&M 3 5 0     6 5 0
Texas Tech 2 6 0     4 7 0
Rice 0 8 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 SMU Mustangs football team represented Southern Methodist University during the 1984 college football season.[1]

The Mustangs finished the season with a share of the Southwest Conference championship, marking the third time in four years that SMU had at least a share of the title. Instead of receiving an invite to the Cotton Bowl Classic, which went instead to the other co-champion Houston (who handed SMU one of its two defeats), the Mustangs were invited to play in the Aloha Bowl where they defeated Notre Dame 27-20. The team's final mark was 10-2 and they finished #8 in both the Associated Press and Coaches polls.

The Mustangs finished with their fifth consecutive ten-win season. Due in part circumstances that arose from the university's continued violation of NCAA bylaws, as of the end of the 2015 season it is also their most recent season with ten or more victories. The Mustangs would also not make another bowl appearance until 2009.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResultAttendance
1984-09-15at Louisville*No. 14W 41-726,589
1984-09-22North Texas State*No. 13W 24-627.124
1984-09-29TCUNo. 11
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 26-1758,206
1984-10-13at BaylorNo. 7W 24-2026,400
1984-10-20HoustonNo. 6
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
L 20-2928,361
1984-10-27at No. 2 TexasNo. 14L 7-1380,759
1984-11-03Texas A&MNo. 19
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 28-2047,113
1984-11-10at RiceNo. 17W 31-1715,692
1984-11-17at Texas TechNo. 16W 31-031,864
1984-11-24ArkansasNo. 11
  • Texas Stadium
  • Irving, Texas
W 31-2828,712
1984-12-01at UNLV*No. 10W 38-2122,639
1984-12-28vs. No. 17 Notre DameNo. 10W 27-2041,777
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1984 SMU Mustangs football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
T 70 Hellestrae, DaleDale Hellestrae Sr
QB 2 King, DonDon King Jr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
CB 1 Jones, RodRod Jones Jr
CB 5 Phillips, ReggieReggie Phillips Sr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

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

Team players in the NFLEdit

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Reggie Phillips Cornerback 2 49 Chicago Bears
Dale Hellestrae Tackle 4 112 Buffalo Bills
Ron Anderson Linebacker 10 278 Denver Broncos
Chris Jackson Center 11 293 Kansas City Chiefs

ReferencesEdit

Template:Southwest Conference football champions

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