1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football
ConferenceIndependent
Record6–5
Head coach
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,770)
Seasons
← 1983
1985 →
1984 NCAA Division I-A independents football records
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
No. 5 Boston College       10 2 0
No. 11 South Carolina       10 2 0
Army       8 3 1
Rutgers       7 3 0
No. 17 Florida State       7 3 2
Virginia Tech       8 4 0
West Virginia       8 4 0
No. 18 Miami (FL)       8 5 0
Notre Dame       7 5 0
Southwestern Louisiana       6 5 0
Penn State       6 5 0
Syracuse       6 5 0
Temple       6 5 0
Memphis State       5 5 1
Navy       4 6 1
Southern Miss       4 7 0
Pittsburgh       3 7 1
Tulane       3 8 0
Cincinnati       2 9 0
East Carolina       2 9 0
Louisville       2 9 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 8RutgersNo. 11W 15–1284,409
September 15at No. 5 IowaNo. 12W 20–1766,145
September 22No. 8 (I-AA) William & MaryNo. 7
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 56–1884,704
September 29vs. No. 2 TexasNo. 4ESPNL 3–2876,883
October 6MarylandNo. 11
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ESPNW 25–2485,486
October 13at AlabamaNo. 11L 0–660,210
October 20SyracusedaggerNo. 19
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
W 21–385,850
October 27at No. 18 West VirginiaNo. 19ESPNL 14–1764,879
November 3No. 9 Boston College
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 37–3085,690
November 17at Notre DameESPNL 7–4459,075
November 24Pittsburgh
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
L 11–3185,499
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Roster

1984 Penn State Nittany Lions football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
C 58 Nick Haden Sr
RB 29 Tony Mumford Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
LB 95 Rogers Alexander Jr
LB 31 Shane Conlan So
LB 53 Don Graham So
S 22 Ray Isom So
LB 55 Tim Johnson So
DB 43 Mike Zordich Jr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
PK 10 Massimo Manca So
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured
    Injured
  • Redshirt
    Redshirt

Roster

Post season

NFL Draft

Four Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1985 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
6th 6 146 Stan Short Detroit Lions
7th 24 192 Nick Haden Offensive guard Los Angeles Raiders
9th 22 246 Chris Sydnor Los Angeles Raiders
12th 20 328 Tony Mumford Running back New England Patriots

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1980-1984)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Archived from the original on August 5, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.