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1984 Virginia Cavaliers football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 27–24 vs. Purdue
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
Ranking
APNo. 20
1984 record8–2–2 (3–1–2 ACC)
Head coachGeorge Welsh (3rd season)
CaptainTom Kilgannon, Lester Lyles, Bob Olderman[1]
Home stadiumScott Stadium
(Capacity: 42,000)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 ACC football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 Maryland 6 0 0     9 3 0
Clemson 5 2 0     7 4 0
Georgia Tech 3 2 1     6 4 1
#20 Virginia 3 2 2     8 2 2
North Carolina 3 3 1     5 5 1
Wake Forest 3 4 0     6 5 0
NC State 1 6 0     3 8 0
Duke 1 6 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Virginia Cavaliers football team represented the University of Virginia during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Cavaliers were led by third-year head coach George Welsh and played their home games at Scott Stadium in Charlottesville, Virginia. They competed as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, finishing in second.

The season was a historically successful one for Virginia. The school made their first appearance in the AP Poll in over 30 years when they entered at number 19 in week 11.[2][3] Finishing the regular season with a 7–2–2 record, they were invited to Virginia's first ever bowl game, the 1984 Peach Bowl, where they defeated Purdue. They were ranked in the final AP Poll for the second time in school history and the first time since 1951,[3] coming in at 20th.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteResult
September 8No. 3 Clemson*AL 0–55
September 15VMI*
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 35–7
September 22at Navy*W 21–9
September 29at Virginia Tech*W 26–23
October 6at DukeW 38–10
October 13No. 20 Georgia Tech
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
T 20–20
October 20Wake Forest
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 28–9
November 3at No. 12 West Virginia*W 27–7
November 10NC State
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA
W 45–0
November 17at North CarolinaNo. 19T 24–24
November 24No. 18 Maryland
  • Scott Stadium
  • Charlottesville, VA (Rivalry)
L 34–45
December 31vs. Purdue*W 27–24
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game time

Source:[4]

A.^ Clemson was under NCAA probation, and was ineligible for the ACC title. Therefore this game did not count in the league standings.[5]

PersonnelEdit

1984 Virginia Cavaliers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Majkowski, DonDon Majkowski So
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
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

ReferencesEdit

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