1984 Fresno State Bulldogs football team

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1984 Fresno State Bulldogs football
Fresno State wordmark.png
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1984 record 7–5 (4–3 PCAA)
Head coach Jim Sweeney (7th season)
Home stadium Bulldog Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Cal State Fullerton $ 7 0 0     12 0 0
San Jose State 6 1 0     7 4 0
Fresno State 4 3 0     7 5 0
Long Beach State 4 3 0     5 6 0
Pacific (CA) 3 4 0     5 6 0
Utah State 2 4 0     2 9 0
New Mexico State 1 5 0     3 8 0
UNLV 0 7 0     0 13 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Records adjusted for UNLV forfeit of all 11 victories

The 1984 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. On the field, they finished the 1984 season with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6, 3–4 PCAA).

After the season was over, it was discovered that the UNLV Rebels had used multiple ineligible players during both the 1983 and 1984 season. As a result, Fresno State's loss to UNLV turns into a forfeit win and their record is adjusted to 7–5, 4–3 PCAA.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 1 at Arizona* Arizona StadiumTucson, AZ W 27–22[2]   43,477
September 8 at Boise State* Bronco StadiumBoise, ID (Rivalry) W 37–21   19,252
September 15 Cal Poly[note 3]* Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA W 14–0   30,991
September 22 Long Beach State[note 4] Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 20–17   31,162
September 29 New Mexico State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 53–24[3]   32,952
October 6 at Hawaii* Aloha StadiumHalawa, HI (Rivalry) L 15–27   41,999
October 20 Utah State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA W 43–18   31,463
October 27 at San Jose State Spartan StadiumSan Jose, CA (Rivalry) L 17–18   17,047
November 3 at Cal State Fullerton Santa Ana StadiumSanta Ana, CA L 17–20   12,121
November 10 Pacific (CA) Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA L 6–24[4]   24,684
November 17 Montana State* Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA L 31–35   24,088
November 24 at UNLVdagger Sam Boyd Silver BowlWhitney, NV W 13–27
forfeit win  
12,155
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

No Fresno State Bulldogs were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.[8][9]

The following finished their college career in 1984, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.

Player Position First NFL team
Tom Neville Guard – Tackle 1986 Green Bay Packers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
  2. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  3. ^ The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
  4. ^ The official name of Long Beach State has been California State University, Long Beach since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Long Beach State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNLV Punished for Using Ineligible Football Players". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 9, 1984. p. III-22. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Saturday's Late Summaries". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. October 1, 1984. p. III-19. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  4. ^ "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 11, 1984. p. III-18. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ "Fresno State 1984 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.