1984 San Diego State Aztecs football team

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1984 San Diego State Aztecs football
Conference Western Athletic Conference
1984 record 4–7–1 (4–3–1 WAC)
Head coach Doug Scovil (4th season)
Home stadium Jack Murphy Stadium
(Capacity: 59,022)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 1 BYU $ 8 0 0     13 0 0
Hawaii 5 2 0     7 4 0
Air Force 4 3 0     8 4 0
Utah 4 3 1     6 5 1
San Diego State 4 3 1     4 7 1
Wyoming 4 4 0     6 6 0
Colorado State 3 5 0     3 8 0
New Mexico 1 7 0     4 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     2 9 0
  • $ – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 San Diego State Aztecs football team represented San Diego State University during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).

The team was led by head coach Doug Scovil, in his fourth year, and played home games at Jack Murphy Stadium[note 1] in San Diego, California. They finished with a record of four wins, seven losses and one tie (4–7–1, 4–3–1 WAC).

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 1 at Air Force Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, Colorado L 16–34   36,553[1]
September 8 No. 4 UCLA* Jack Murphy StadiumSan Diego L 15–18   49,220[2]
September 15 UTEP Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego W 51–2   17,461[3]
September 22 at No. 12 Oklahoma State* Lewis FieldStillwater, Oklahoma L 16–19   46,500[4]
October 6 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, Wyoming W 21–0   19,223[5]
October 13 Utah Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego T 24–24   33,549[6]
October 20 Colorado Statedagger Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego W 41–24   20,942[7]
October 27 at Hawaii Aloha StadiumHalawa, Hawaii L 10–16   44,107[8]
November 3 UNLV* Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego L 14–30   16,883[9]
November 10 at No. 4 BYU Cougar StadiumProvo, Utah L 3–34   64,050
November 17 New Mexico Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego W 37–31   13,548[10]
November 24 Long Beach State[note 2]* Jack Murphy Stadium • San Diego L 17–18   10,949[11]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

The following were selected in the 1985 NFL Draft.[14]

Player Position Round Overall NFL team
Tory Nixon Defensive back 2 33 Washington Redskins
James Johnson Linebacker 3 62 Detroit Lions
Rich Moran Guard – Center 3 71 Green Bay Packers
Mike Waters Tight end – Running back 9 235 New York Jets

The following finished their college career in 1984, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.[15]

Player Position First NFL team
John O'Callaghan Tight end 1987 Seattle Seahawks

Team awards[edit]

Award Player
Most Valuable Player
(John Simcox Memorial Trophy)
Tory Nixon
Outstanding Offensive & Defensive Linemen
(Byron H. Chase Memorial Trophy)
Rich Moran, Off
Mike Stevens, Def
Team Captains
Dr. R. Hardy / C.E. Peterson Memorial Trophy
Rich Moran, Off
Herb Brohn, Def
Most Inspirational Player Mike Waters

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ San Diego County Credit Union Stadium (SDCCU Stadium) was known as Jack Murphy Stadium from 1981 through 1997.
  2. ^ 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. ^ "Air Force 34, San Diego State 16". The Akron Beacon Journal. Akron, Ohio. September 2, 1984. p. D6. Retrieved January 18, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ Marc Appleman (September 9, 1984). "Aztecs Lose, 18-15, as UCLA Kicker Hits 6 Field Goals". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  3. ^ "Texas El Paso 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  4. ^ Marc Appleman (September 23, 1984). "Aztecs Just Beaten by Cowboys, 19-16". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  5. ^ Marc Appleman (October 7, 1984). "Bone-Buster Aztec Defense Shuts Out the Cowboys, 21-0". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  6. ^ "Utah 1985 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  7. ^ Marc Appleman (October 21, 1984). "Santos Has a Night to Remember As Aztecs Rout Colorado St., 41-24". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  8. ^ "Hawaii 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Nevada Las Vegas 2015 Football Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 9, 2016. 
  10. ^ Chris Cobbs (November 18, 1984). "Santos Leads Aztecs to 37-31 Win". The Los Angeles Times (San Diego County ed.). Los Angeles, California. p. III-1. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  11. ^ Marc Appleman (November 25, 1984). "Cal State Long Beach Outslogs San Diego State, 18-17". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. p. III-12. Retrieved January 17, 2017 – via Newspapers.com. open access publication – free to read
  12. ^ "San Diego State 1984 Schedule". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  13. ^ a b "San Diego State 2016 Football Media Guide". Retrieved December 7, 2016. 
  14. ^ "1985 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 8, 2016. 
  15. ^ "San Diego St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 8, 2016.