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1984 Independent Year Summary

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Record: 122-111-6, .523 W-L% (5th of 11) (Schedule and Results)

SRS: 2.79 (7th of 11) ▪ SOS: 2.07 (7th of 11)

Ranked in Preseason AP Poll:(Boston College, Florida State, Miami (FL), Notre Dame, Penn State and Pittsburgh)
Ranked in Final AP Poll:(Boston College, Florida State, Miami (FL) and South Carolina)

Standings

Overall Conference Pts/G SRS
School W L T Pct W L T Pct Own Opp SRS SOS Notes
Boston College 10 2 0 .833 37.4 24.7 14.46 3.37
South Carolina 10 2 0 .833 30.9 21.5 10.97 1.47
Army 8 3 1 .708 26.7 18.2 7.57 -0.35
Rutgers 7 3 0 .700 21.3 15.5 7.96 2.06
Florida State 7 3 2 .667 33.8 21.2 13.51 4.10
Virginia Tech 8 4 0 .667 21.1 12.5 6.79 -0.21
West Virginia 8 4 0 .667 21.6 14.2 10.24 4.16
Miami (FL) 8 5 0 .615 30.9 24.2 10.87 4.87
Notre Dame 7 5 0 .583 24.9 19.9 8.90 5.90
Louisiana-Lafayette 6 5 0 .545 18.8 18.0 -6.98 -7.62
Penn State 6 5 0 .545 19.0 20.9 5.69 6.78
Syracuse 6 5 0 .545 13.7 13.7 8.30 8.11
Temple 6 5 0 .545 20.5 16.4 2.99 -0.01
Memphis 5 5 1 .500 18.3 16.2 0.67 -0.15
Navy 4 6 1 .409 21.8 23.1 1.58 3.85
Southern Mississippi 4 7 0 .364 17.1 22.1 -7.79 -2.79
Pittsburgh 3 7 1 .318 16.2 22.5 -0.25 6.03
Tulane 3 8 0 .273 16.1 25.0 -1.82 5.55
Cincinnati 2 9 0 .182 18.0 38.5 -12.55 1.46
East Carolina 2 9 0 .182 19.1 28.1 -10.47 -1.65
Louisville 2 9 0 .182 21.5 32.7 -12.07 -1.53

AP Poll Summary

School Pre 9/4 9/11 9/18 9/25 10/2 10/9 10/16 10/23 10/30 11/6 11/13 11/20 11/27 12/4 Final
Boston College 19 18 10 10 5 4 4 4 11 9 16 13 10 8 8 5
South Carolina             17 11 9 5 5 2 9 7 7 11
Florida State 20 20 18 15 9 6 9 15 15 14 11 17 15 12 15 17
Miami (FL) 10 1 5 4 16 14 10 9 8 6 6 14 12 16 13 18
Notre Dame 8 7     19 16               19 17  
Penn State 11 11 12 7 4 11 11 19 19              
Pittsburgh 3 17 17                          
West Virginia       18       20 18 12 19          

8 Bowl Games

Date Bowl Winner/Tie Pts Loser/Tie Pts Notes
1985-01-01 Cotton Bowl Boston College 45 Houston 28 Cotton Bowl (Dallas, TX)
1985-01-01 Fiesta Bowl UCLA 39 Miami (FL) 37 Fiesta Bowl (Tempe, AZ)
1984-12-31 Bluebonnet Bowl West Virginia 31 Texas Christian 14 Bluebonnet Bowl (Houston, TX)
1984-12-29 Aloha Bowl Southern Methodist 27 Notre Dame 20 Aloha Bowl (Honolulu, HI)
1984-12-28 Gator Bowl Oklahoma State 21 South Carolina 14 Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
1984-12-22 Cherry Bowl Army 10 Michigan State 6 Cherry Bowl (Pontiac, MI)
1984-12-22 Citrus Bowl Georgia 17 Florida State 17 Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)
1984-12-15 Independence Bowl Air Force 23 Virginia Tech 7 Independence Bowl (Shreveport, LA)

Conference Leaders

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Pass Completions

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 262
2. Doug Flutie* (BC) 246
3. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 184
4. Troy Bodine (CIN) 171
5. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 163
6. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 140
7. Ken Karcher (TLN) 112
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 112
  Kevin White (WV) 112
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 109

Pass Attempts

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 423
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 416
3. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 362
4. Troy Bodine (CIN) 350
5. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 306
6. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 232
7. Ken Karcher (TLN) 230
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 230
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 213
10. Kevin White (WV) 202

Pass Completion Percentage

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 63.0
2. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 60.3
3. Doug Flutie* (BC) 58.2
4. Kevin White (WV) 55.4
5. Todd Norley (SYR) 54.4
6. John Congemi (PITT) 53.4
7. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 53.3
8. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 52.7
9. Don Wallace (LALAF) 52.7
10. Mark Cox (VATECH) 52.4

Passing Yards

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 3642
2. Doug Flutie* (BC) 3634
3. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 2465
4. Troy Bodine (CIN) 2056
5. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 1920
6. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 1909
7. Kevin White (WV) 1447
8. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1425
9. Mike Hold* (SC) 1385
10. Ken Karcher (TLN) 1341
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 1341

Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 8.8
2. Doug Flutie* (BC) 8.6
3. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 8.3
4. Eric Thomas (FLST) 7.6
5. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 7.6
6. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 7.3
7. Kevin White (WV) 7.2
8. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 6.8
9. Don Wallace (LALAF) 6.7
10. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 6.7

Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 8.6
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 8.2
3. Eric Thomas (FLST) 8.2
4. Kevin White (WV) 6.6
5. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 5.8
6. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 5.8
7. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 5.8
8. John Congemi (PITT) 5.6
9. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 5.4
10. Don Wallace (LALAF) 5.2

Passing Touchdowns

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 30
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 25
3. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 18
4. Troy Bodine (CIN) 15
5. Eric Thomas (FLST) 14
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 11
7. John Congemi (PITT) 9
  Eric Hochberg (RUT) 9
9. Mike Hold* (SC) 8
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 8
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 8

Passing Interceptions

1. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 28
2. Troy Bodine (CIN) 20
3. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 18
4. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 16
5. Doug Flutie* (BC) 13
6. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 12
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 12
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 12
9. David McLaughlin (TLN) 11
10. Robert Ducksworth (SMS) 10
  Danny Sparkman (MEM) 10
  Doug Strang (PAST) 10

Passing Efficiency Rating

1. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 148.7
2. Doug Flutie* (BC) 147.6
3. Eric Thomas (FLST) 135.7
4. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 124.3
5. Kevin White (WV) 120.5
6. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 116.0
7. John Congemi (PITT) 115.7
8. Danny Sparkman (MEM) 111.8
9. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 111.5
10. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 110.8

Rush Attempts

1. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 275
2. Doug Black (ARMY) 264
3. Jaime Covington (SYR) 201
4. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 198
5. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 189
6. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 182
7. Albert Smith (RUT) 178
8. Troy Stradford* (BC) 166
9. Maurice Williams (VATECH) 149
10. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 146

Rushing Yards

1. Doug Black (ARMY) 1148
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1105
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1021
4. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 1002
5. Greg Allen (FLST) 971
6. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 906
7. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 885
8. Albert Smith (RUT) 869
9. Troy Stradford* (BC) 862
10. Punkin Williams (MEM) 832

Rushing Yards Per Attempt

1. Greg Allen (FLST) 7.3
2. Kent Hagood* (SC) 6.7
3. Roosevelt Snipes (FLST) 6.4
4. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 6.2
5. Thomas Dendy* (SC) 6.2
6. Punkin Williams (MEM) 6.1
7. Quinton Lewis* (SC) 5.9
8. D.J. Dozier (PAST) 5.5
9. Vincent Alexander (SMS) 5.4
10. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 5.3

Rushing Touchdowns

1. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 17
2. Doug Black (ARMY) 11
  Stephen Strachan* (BC) 11
4. Albert Smith (RUT) 9
  Paul Palmer (TEMP) 9
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 9
7. Thomas Dendy* (SC) 8
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 8
  Greg Allen (FLST) 8
10. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 7
  Punkin Williams (MEM) 7

Receptions

1. Gerard Phelan* (BC) 71
2. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 66
3. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 59
4. Deno Foster (CIN) 49
5. Larry Route (TLN) 46
6. Chris Weiler (NAVY) 44
7. Bill Wallace (PITT) 43
8. Andrew Baker (RUT) 42
  Jessie Hester (FLST) 42
10. Troy Stradford* (BC) 41

Receiving Yards

1. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 1114
2. Gerard Phelan* (BC) 1065
3. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 852
4. Jessie Hester (FLST) 832
5. Kelvin Martin* (BC) 778
6. Deno Foster (CIN) 754
7. Chris Weiler (NAVY) 711
8. Ernest Givins (LOU) 689
9. Stanley Shakespeare (MIAFL) 621
10. Bill Wallace (PITT) 610

Receiving Yards Per Reception

1. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 22.9
2. Ira Hillary* (SC) 20.9
3. Ernest Givins (LOU) 20.9
4. Kelvin Martin* (BC) 20.5
5. Jessie Hester (FLST) 19.8
6. Chuck Scales (PITT) 19.6
7. Pierre Perkins (LALAF) 19.5
8. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 18.9
9. Russell Carter (TEMP) 18.7
10. Ricky Nichols (ECAR) 18.3

Receiving Touchdowns

1. Kelvin Martin* (BC) 11
2. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 9
  Jessie Hester (FLST) 9
4. Bill Wallace (PITT) 8
5. Hassan Jones (FLST) 7
  Deno Foster (CIN) 7
7. Troy Stradford* (BC) 6
  Malcolm Darden (CIN) 6
  Chris Weiler (NAVY) 6
10. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 5
  Stanley Shakespeare (MIAFL) 5
  Preston Gray (LOU) 5

Plays From Scrimmage

1. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 294
2. Doug Black (ARMY) 265
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 234
4. Jaime Covington (SYR) 226
5. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 211
6. Troy Stradford* (BC) 207
7. Albert Smith (RUT) 190
8. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 189
9. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 183
10. Mike S. Jones (TLN) 166

Yards From Scrimmage

1. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 1362
2. Troy Stradford* (BC) 1300
3. Reggie Taylor (CIN) 1224
4. Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 1163
5. Doug Black (ARMY) 1154
6. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 1150
7. Gerard Phelan* (BC) 1106
8. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 1082
9. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 1002
10. Punkin Williams (MEM) 987

Touchdowns From Scrimmage

1. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 18
2. Troy Stradford* (BC) 12
  Stephen Strachan* (BC) 12
4. Kelvin Martin* (BC) 11
  Doug Black (ARMY) 11
  Alonzo Highsmith (MIAFL) 11
7. Paul Palmer (TEMP) 10
  Jessie Hester (FLST) 10
9. Albert Smith (RUT) 9
  Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 9
  Reggie Taylor (CIN) 9

Total Plays

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 489
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 468
3. Troy Bodine (CIN) 413
4. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 387
5. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 331
6. Lee Saltz (TEMP) 290
  Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 290
8. Don Wallace (LALAF) 283
9. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 277
10. Ken Karcher (TLN) 265
  Ken Karcher (TLN) 265

Total Yards

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 4013
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 3412
3. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 2353
4. Troy Bodine (CIN) 2076
5. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 1845
6. Eric Hochberg (RUT) 1822
7. Mike Hold* (SC) 1677
8. Kevin White (WV) 1431
9. Bill Byrne (NAVY) 1391
10. Nate Sassaman (ARMY) 1366

Total Yards Per Play

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 8.2
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 7.3

Total Touchdowns

1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 33
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 29
3. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 18
  Ed Rubbert (LOU) 18
5. Troy Bodine (CIN) 15
6. Eric Thomas (FLST) 14
  Bill Byrne (NAVY) 14
8. Mike Hold* (SC) 13
9. Allen Mitchell* (SC) 11
  Doug Black (ARMY) 11
  John Congemi (PITT) 11
  Stephen Strachan* (BC) 11