1984 Pacific Tigers football team

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1984 Pacific Tigers football
Conference Pacific Coast Athletic Association
1984 record 5–6 (3–4 PCAA)
Head coach Bob Cope (2nd season)
Home stadium Pacific Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 28,000)
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 Pacific Tigers football team represented the University of the Pacific (UOP) in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 1]

The team was led by head coach Bob Cope, in his second year, and played their home games at Pacific Memorial Stadium[note 2] in Stockton, California. On the field, they finished the season with a record of four wins and seven losses (4–7, 2–5 PCAA). The Tigers were outscored by their opponents 209–280 over the season.

After the season was over, it was discovered that the UNLV Rebels had used multiple ineligible players during both the 1983 and 1984 seasons. As a result, Pacific's loss to UNLV turns into a forfeit win and their record is adjusted to 5–6, 3–4 PCAA.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 8 Nevada* Pacific Memorial StadiumStockton, California W 12–7  
September 15 at California* California Memorial StadiumBerkeley, California L 12–28   37,000
September 22 at Northern Arizona* Walkup SkydomeFlagstaff, Arizona W 38–28  
September 29 at Oregon* Autzen StadiumEugene, Oregon L 14–30   28,505
October 6 Cal State Fullerton Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 31–41   19,567[2]
October 13 New Mexico Statedagger Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–7  
October 20 UNLV Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California W 21–35
forfeit win  
17,500[3]
October 27 at Utah State Romney StadiumLogan, Utah L 14–41   8,597[4]
November 3 at Long Beach State[note 3] Veterans StadiumLong Beach, California L 22–24   5,841[5]
November 10 at Fresno State[note 4] Bulldog StadiumFresno, California W 24–6   24,684[6][7]
November 17 San Jose State Pacific Memorial Stadium • Stockton, California L 0–33  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following UOP players were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.[10][11][12]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Paul Berner Quarterback 9 234 San Diego Chargers

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
  2. ^ Amos Alonzo Stagg Memorial Stadium was known as Pacific Memorial Stadium from its opening in 1950 through 1987.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UNLV Punished for Using Ineligible Football Players". Retrieved December 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ John Weyler (October 7, 1984). "Fullerton Steals Pacific Blind for Sixth Straight Victory, 41-31". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-11. Retrieved February 11, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "2016 UNLV Rebel Football Light the Fuse". p. 145. Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  4. ^ "Utah State Football Guide 2016" (PDF). Retrieved February 14, 2007. 
  5. ^ Dick Wagner (November 4, 1984). "Gaynor Leads Long Beach to 24-22 Win Over Pacific". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-5. Retrieved February 10, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ "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
  8. ^ "1984 Pacific Tigers Schedule and Results". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  9. ^ "1984 - Pacific (CA)". College Football Data Warehouse. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  10. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Pacific Players/Alumni". Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Draft History: U. of Pacific". Retrieved March 18, 2017.