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1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football
ConferenceIndependent
1984 record8–4
Head coachBill Dooley (7th season)
Offensive coordinatorPat Watson
Home stadiumLane Stadium
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 Virginia Tech Hokies football team represented the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a Division I-A Independent. The team was led by head coach Bill Dooley, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Virginia. They finished the season with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4), and with a loss against Air Force in the Independence Bowl. Bruce Smith won the Outland Trophy and was the first pick overall in the 1985 NFL Draft.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResult
September 8at Wake ForestW 21–20
September 15West VirginiaL 7–14
September 22Richmond
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 21–13
September 29Virginia
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA (rivalry)
L 23–26
October 61:30 p.m.vs. VMIW 54–7
October 13Duke
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 27–0
October 20William & Marydagger
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 38–15
October 276:00 p.m.at TempleW 9–7
November 3Tulane
  • Lane Stadium
  • Blacksburg, VA
W 13–6
November 10at ClemsonL 10–17
November 17at VanderbiltW 23–3
December 15vs. Air ForceL 7–23
  • daggerHomecoming

RosterEdit

1984 Virginia Tech Hokies football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
DE 78 Smith, BruceBruce Smith
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

The following players were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Pick Franchise
Bruce Smith Defensive end 1 1 Buffalo Bills
Jesse Penn Linebacker 2 44 Dallas Cowboys
Ashley Lee Defensive back 8 201 Atlanta Falcons
Joe Jones Tight end10270 Dallas Cowboys
Al Young Defensive back11299 New York Giants

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1985 NFL Draft". Pro-Football-Reference.com. https://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/1985/draft.htm?redir. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  2. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: John Outland Trophy" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 22. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
  3. National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). "Award Winners: All-America Selections" (PDF). 2012 NCAA Division I Football Records. NCAA.org. p. 9. http://fs.ncaa.org/Docs/stats/football_records/2012/Awards.pdf. Retrieved October 14, 2012.
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