1984 Kansas Jayhawks football team

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1984 Kansas Jayhawks football
Conference Big Eight Conference
1984 record 5–6 (4–3 Big 8)
Head coach Mike Gottfried (2nd season)
Captain Sylvester Byrd, Willie Pless, Bennie Simecka
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 Big 8 football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Nebraska + 6 1 0     10 2 0
No. 6 Oklahoma + 6 1 0     9 2 1
No. 7 Oklahoma State 5 2 0     10 2 0
Kansas 4 3 0     5 6 0
Kansas State 2 4 1     3 7 1
Missouri 2 4 1     3 7 1
Colorado 1 6 0     1 10 0
Iowa State 0 5 2     2 7 2
  • + – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Kansas Jayhawks football team represented the University of Kansas in the Big Eight Conference during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season. In their second season under head coach Mike Gottfried, the Jayhawks compiled a 5–6 record (4–3 against conference opponents), finished in fourth place in the conference, and were outscored by opponents by a combined total of 298 to 218.[1][2] They played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Kansas.

The team's statistical leaders included Mike Norseth with 1,682 passing yards, Lynn Williams with 776 rushing yards, and Richard Estell with 500 receiving yards.[3] Sylvester Byrd, Willie Pless, and Bennie Simecka were the team captains.[2]

Schedule[edit]

DateOpponentSiteResult
September 8Wichita State*W 31–7 
September 15No. 18 Florida State*
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
L 16–42 
September 22at Vanderbilt*L 6–41 
September 29at North Carolina*L 17–23 
October 6Iowa State
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 33–14 
October 13at Kansas StateL 7–24 
October 20at No. 12 Oklahoma StateL 10–47 
October 27No. 2 Oklahoma
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS
W 28–11 
November 3at ColoradoW 28–27 
November 10No. 2 Nebraska
  • Memorial Stadium
  • Lawrence, KS (rivalry)
L 7–41 
November 17at MissouriW 35–21 
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1984 Kansas Jayhawks Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b 2017 Kansas Football Media Guide, p. 186.
  3. ^ "1984 Kansas Jayhawks Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2017.