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1984 Washington State Cougars football
ConferencePacific-10 Conference
1984 record6–5 (4–3 Pac-10)
Head coachJim Walden (7th season)
Home stadiumMartin Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific-10 football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 USC 7 1 0     9 3 0
#2 Washington 6 1 0     11 1 0
#9 UCLA 5 2 0     9 3 0
Arizona 5 2 0     7 4 0
Washington State 4 3 0     6 5 0
Arizona State 3 4 0     5 6 0
Oregon 3 5 0     6 5 0
Stanford 3 5 0     5 6 0
Oregon State 1 7 0     2 9 0
California 1 8 0     2 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Washington State Cougars football team was an American football team that represented Washington State University in the Pacific-10 Conference (Pac-10) during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their seventh season under head coach Jim Walden, the Cougars compiled a 6–5 record (4–3 in Pac-10, fifth), and were outscored 319 to 317.[1][2]

The team's statistical leaders included Mark Rypien with 1,927 passing yards, Rueben Mayes with 1,637 rushing yards, and John Marshall with 534 receiving yards.[3]

With a change in the academic calendar,[4] classes now started at WSU a month earlier, in late August. All home games were played on campus at Martin Stadium, with none at Joe Albi Stadium in Spokane.[5][6]

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 1at Tennessee*L 27–34
September 8Utah*W 42–40
September 15at No. 9 Ohio State*L 0–44
September 22Ball State*
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 16–14
October 6USCdagger
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
L 27–29
October 13at UCLAL 24–27
October 20at StanfordW 49–42
October 27at OregonW 50–41
November 3Oregon State
  • Martin Stadium
  • Pullman, WA
W 20–3
November 10at CaliforniaW 33–7
November 17No. 8 Washington
L 29–38
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Source:[7]

Season summaryEdit

OregonEdit

by Quarter1234 Total
Washington St 21 9 7 13 50
Oregon 6 14 6 15 41

Statistics

NFL DraftEdit

Two Cougars were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Player Position Round Overall Franchise
Milford Hodge DT 8 224 New England Patriots
Dan Lynch G 12 334 Denver Broncos
Source:[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. "1984 Washington State Cougars Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1984-schedule.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  2. "2016 Media Guide". Washington State Cougars Athletics. p. 77. http://sidearm.sites.s3.amazonaws.com/wsu.sidearmsports.com/documents/2016/8/25/2016_Football_Media_Guide_Color.pdf. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  3. "1984 Washington State Cougars Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/washington-state/1984.html. Retrieved October 24, 2016.
  4. Ledford, David (January 18, 1983). "WSU adopts early startup". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 12. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=qfhLAAAAIBAJ&sjid=o-4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=4137%2C1342493.
  5. "No Cougars in Spokane this season". Spokane Chronicle ((Washington)): p. C1. March 27, 1984. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=vP1LAAAAIBAJ&sjid=j_kDAAAAIBAJ&pg=6552,2392730.
  6. Blanchette, John (March 28, 1984). "Cougars won't have a ball at Albi this season". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. 23. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=Mv9WAAAAIBAJ&sjid=8u4DAAAAIBAJ&pg=1995,5934651.
  7. College Football @ Sports-Reference.com
  8. 2009 Washington State football media guide.
  9. "Lynch takes hopeful attitude to Denver". Spokesman-Review ((Spokane, Washington)): p. C4. May 2, 1985. https://news.google.com/newspapers?id=9sRYAAAAIBAJ&sjid=EPADAAAAIBAJ&pg=5893%2C961796.
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