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1984 Year Summary

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National Champion: Brigham Young (AP, FWAA, NFF, UPI, USA-CNN)

Heisman Memorial Trophy: Doug Flutie (Boston College)
FWAA Coach of the Year Award: LaVell Edwards (Brigham Young)

AP Preseason #1: Auburn ▪ AP Final #1: Brigham Young

Conference Summary

Sorted by SRS
Overall Bowls SRS Polls
Rk Conference Schs G W L T Pct G W L T Pct SRS SOS Pre Final Champion
1 Southeastern Conference 10 116 67 44 5 .599 5 2 2 1 .500 8.91 5.64 3 4 Florida
2 Pacific-10 Conference 10 113 62 51 0 .549 3 3 0 0 1.000 4.14 2.87 3 3 Southern California
3 Atlantic Coast Conference 8 90 46 40 4 .533 2 2 0 0 1.000 3.86 3.04 1 2 Maryland
4 Southwest Conference 9 104 55 47 2 .538 5 1 4 0 .200 3.54 2.34 2 1 Houston
Southern Methodist
5 Big Eight Conference 8 91 43 43 5 .500 3 2 1 0 .667 2.98 2.86 2 3 Nebraska
Oklahoma
6 Big Ten Conference 10 117 56 59 2 .487 6 1 5 0 .167 2.86 3.34 3 2 Ohio State
7 Independent 21 239 122 111 6 .523 8 3 4 1 .438 2.79 2.07 6 4
8 Western Athletic Conference 9 106 53 51 2 .509 2 2 0 0 1.000 -0.13 -0.56 0 1 Brigham Young
9 Pacific Coast Athletic Association 8 92 45 47 0 .489 1 1 0 0 1.000 -5.83 -4.80 0 0 Cal State Fullerton
10 Mid-American Conference 10 111 50 55 6 .477 1 0 1 0 .000 -8.86 -7.80 0 0 Toledo
11 Missouri Valley Conference 7 78 32 46 0 .410 0 0 0 0 -13.25 -10.94 0 0 Tulsa

AP Poll Summary

School Conf 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
Brigham Young WAC   13 8 6 8 7 5 7 5 4 4 3 1 1 1 1
Washington Pac-10 18 19 16 9 6 3 2 1 1 1 1 8 5 4 4 2
Florida SEC 17           18 17 16 13 10 5 4 3 3 3
Nebraska Big 8 2 2 1 1 1 8 6 5 4 3 2 1 7 5 5 4
Boston College Ind 19 18 10 10 5 4 4 4 11 9 16 13 10 8 8 5
Oklahoma Big 8 16 16 15 11 7 5 3 2 2 10 9 6 2 2 2 6
Oklahoma State Big 8     13 12 10 9 13 12 10 7 7 4 3 9 9 7
Southern Methodist SWC 15 15 14 13 11 10 7 6 14 19 17 16 11 10 10 8
UCLA Pac-10 5 4 7 8 17 17             19 17 14 9
Southern California Pac-10     20 17 15       20 18 14 7 14 20 18 10
South Carolina Ind             17 11 9 5 5 2 9 7 7 11
Maryland ACC                         18 15 12 12
Ohio State Big Ten 7 6 9 5 3 2 8 8 6 16 13 11 8 6 6 13
Auburn SEC 1 8 11 19 20 18 16 13 12 11 20 18 13 11 16 14
Louisiana State SEC           15 12 10 7 15 12 9 16 14 11 15
Iowa Big Ten 12 10 5 14       18 17 17 18         16
Florida State Ind 20 20 18 15 9 6 9 15 15 14 11 17 15 12 15 17
Miami (FL) Ind 10 1 5 4 16 14 10 9 8 6 6 14 12 16 13 18
Kentucky SEC             19 16               19
Virginia ACC                       19       20
School Conf 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
Alabama SEC 9 9 19                          
Arizona State Pac-10 13 12                            
Clemson ACC 4 3 2 2 13             20        
Georgia SEC       20 12 20 15 14 13 8 8 15 20 18    
Georgia Tech ACC         18 12 20                  
Michigan Big Ten 14 14 3 16 14 13                    
Notre Dame Ind 8 7     19 16               19 17  
Penn State Ind 11 11 12 7 4 11 11 19 19              
Pittsburgh Ind 3 17 17                          
Purdue Big Ten             14                  
Texas SWC 6 5 4 3 2 1 1 3 3 2 3 10 6 13 19  
Texas Christian SWC                   20 15 12 17      
Vanderbilt SEC           19                    
West Virginia Ind       18       20 18 12 19          
Wisconsin Big Ten                             20  

Year Leaders

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Pass Completions
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 283
2. Brian McClure (BGSU) 263
3. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 262
4. Jim Everett* (PUR) 249
5. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 248
6. Jack Trudeau (IL) 247
7. Doug Flutie* (BC) 246
8. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 227
9. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 225
10. Bob Frasco (SJST) 221
Pass Attempts
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 458
2. Jim Everett* (PUR) 431
3. Doug Flutie* (BC) 423
4. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 421
5. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 416
6. Brian McClure (BGSU) 414
7. Steve Bradley (IN) 402
8. Bob Frasco (SJST) 387
9. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 385
10. Jack Trudeau (IL) 378
Pass Completion Percentage
1. Chuck Long* (IA) 67.1
2. Jack Trudeau (IL) 65.3
3. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 64.4
4. Frank Reich (MD) 63.9
5. Brian McClure (BGSU) 63.5
6. Dennis Swearingen (OH) 63.2
7. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 63.0
8. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 62.5
9. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 61.8
10. Tony Robinson (TN) 61.7
Passing Yards
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 3875
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 3642
3. Doug Flutie* (BC) 3634
4. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 3259
5. Jim Everett* (PUR) 3256
6. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 3230
7. Brian McClure (BGSU) 2951
8. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 2898
9. Chuck Long* (IA) 2871
10. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2724
Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Don King (SMETH) 9.0
2. John Dewberry (GATECH) 9.0
3. Chuck Long* (IA) 8.9
4. Kerwin Bell (FL) 8.8
5. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 8.8
6. Mark Stevens (UT) 8.7
7. Doug Flutie* (BC) 8.6
8. Frank Reich (MD) 8.6
9. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 8.5
10. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 8.4
Adjusted Passing Yards Per Attempt
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 8.8
2. Kerwin Bell (FL) 8.8
3. Doug Flutie* (BC) 8.6
4. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 8.6
5. Chuck Long* (IA) 8.5
6. Don King (SMETH) 8.4
7. Frank Reich (MD) 8.3
8. Damon Allen (CASTFU) 8.3
9. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 8.2
10. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 8.2
Passing Touchdowns
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 33
2. Doug Flutie* (BC) 30
3. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 26
4. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 25
5. Chuck Long* (IA) 22
6. Brian McClure (BGSU) 21
7. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 20
  Bob Frasco (SJST) 20
  Damon Allen (CASTFU) 20
10. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 18
  Jack Trudeau (IL) 18
  Jim Everett* (PUR) 18
Passing Interceptions
1. Ed Rubbert (LOU) 28
2. Steve Bradley (IN) 20
  Troy Bodine (CIN) 20
4. Todd Dodge (TX) 19
  Paul Berner (PAC) 19
6. Steve Beuerlein (NDAME) 18
  Gerald Landry (HOU) 18
8. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 17
  Fred Buckley (STAN) 17
  Alfred Jenkins (AZ) 17
Passing Efficiency Rating
1. Chuck Long* (IA) 156.4
2. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 151.8
3. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 148.7
4. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 148.4
5. Kerwin Bell (FL) 148.0
6. Doug Flutie* (BC) 147.6
7. Frank Reich (MD) 147.4
8. John Dewberry (GATECH) 144.4
9. Bob DeMarco (CMI) 144.2
10. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 139.8
Rush Attempts
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 336
  Steve Morgan* (TOL) 336
3. Fred Crutcher* (SCA) 307
4. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 275
5. George Swarn (MIAOH) 269
6. Doug Black (ARMY) 264
7. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 260
8. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 258
9. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 254
10. George Adams (KY) 253
Rushing Yards
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 1764
2. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 1637
3. Kenneth Davis (TXX) 1611
4. Steve Morgan* (TOL) 1291
5. Johnnie Jones (TN) 1290
6. George Swarn (MIAOH) 1282
7. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 1268
8. Ethan Horton (NC) 1247
9. Curtis Adams (CMI) 1204
10. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 1189
Rushing Yards Per Attempt
1. Kevin Lowe (WY) 8.0
2. Kenneth Davis (TXX) 7.6
3. Greg Allen (FLST) 7.3
4. Kent Hagood* (SC) 6.7
5. Doug DuBose (NE) 6.7
6. Eddie Johnson (UT) 6.5
7. Tony Cherry (OR) 6.5
8. Roosevelt Snipes (FLST) 6.4
9. Pat Evans (AF) 6.4
10. Mark Higgs (KY) 6.3
Rushing Touchdowns
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 22
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 17
3. Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 16
4. Rick Badanjek (MD) 15
  Kenneth Davis (TXX) 15
  Bernard White (BGSU) 15
7. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 14
8. Curtis Adams (CMI) 13
  Jacque Robinson (WA) 13
  Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 13
  Mark Stevens (UT) 13
  George Adams (KY) 13
Receptions
1. David Williams (IL) 101
2. Larry Willis (FREST) 79
3. Charles Lockett (LBS) 75
4. Gerard Phelan* (BC) 71
5. Willie Smith (MIAFL) 66
6. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 64
  Steve Griffin* (PUR) 64
8. David Mills (BYU) 60
  Keith Edwards (VAND) 60
10. Mark Templeton (LBS) 59
  Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 59
Receiving Yards
1. David Williams (IL) 1278
2. Larry Willis (FREST) 1251
3. Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 1114
4. Charles Lockett (LBS) 1112
5. Gerard Phelan* (BC) 1065
6. Steve Griffin* (PUR) 1060
7. David Mills (BYU) 1023
8. Chuck Scott (VAND) 975
9. Tracy Henderson (IAST) 941
10. James Shibest (AR) 907
Receiving Yards Per Reception
1. Ronnie Kelley (TLS) 25.0
2. Freddy Weygand (AUB) 24.9
3. Ron Brown (CO) 23.2
4. Willie Marshall (TEMP) 22.9
5. Dwayne McMullen (MN) 22.8
6. Jay Novacek (WY) 22.6
7. Allyn Griffin (WY) 22.0
8. James Maness (TXX) 21.8
9. Vince Warren (SDGST) 21.2
10. Mark Pattison (WA) 21.2
Receiving Touchdowns
1. Doug Allen (AZST) 14
2. Kelvin Martin* (BC) 11
  Glen Kozlowski (BYU) 11
4. John DeBoer (CMI) 9
  Tony Smith (SJST) 9
  Tony Gladney* (NVLV) 9
  Jessie Hester (FLST) 9
  Eddie Brown (MIAFL) 9
9. Allen Pitts (CASTFU) 8
  Cris Carter* (OHST) 8
  Chuck Scott (VAND) 8
  David Williams (IL) 8
  Randy Grant (IL) 8
  Bill Wallace (PITT) 8
  Terrance Roulhac (CLEM) 8
  Larry Willis (FREST) 8
  Bill Sherman (COST) 8
  Stan Hunter (BGSU) 8
Plays From Scrimmage
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 378
2. Steve Morgan* (TOL) 372
3. Fred Crutcher* (SCA) 320
4. Bernard White (BGSU) 303
5. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 294
6. George Swarn (MIAOH) 289
7. George Adams (KY) 286
8. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 283
9. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 278
10. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 271
Yards From Scrimmage
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 2243
2. Kenneth Davis (TXX) 1811
3. Rueben Mayes (WAST) 1750
4. Steve Morgan* (TOL) 1573
5. Ethan Horton (NC) 1501
6. Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 1472
7. George Swarn (MIAOH) 1469
8. Darryl Clack (AZST) 1437
9. Bernard White (BGSU) 1436
10. George Adams (KY) 1415
Touchdowns From Scrimmage
1. Keith Byars* (OHST) 24
2. Allen Pinkett (NDAME) 18
3. Kenneth Davis (TXX) 17
4. Rick Badanjek (MD) 16
  Reggie Dupard (SMETH) 16
6. Bernard White (BGSU) 15
7. Robert Lavette (GATECH) 14
  Jacque Robinson (WA) 14
  Doug Allen (AZST) 14
  Dalton Hilliard (LAST) 14
  George Adams (KY) 14
Total Plays
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 543
2. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 516
3. Doug Flutie* (BC) 489
4. Bob Frasco (SJST) 485
5. Jim Everett* (PUR) 483
6. Steve Bradley (IN) 479
7. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 478
8. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 468
9. Brian McClure (BGSU) 466
10. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 465
Total Yards
1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 4013
2. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 3932
3. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 3412
4. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 3243
5. Jim Everett* (PUR) 3207
6. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 3114
7. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 2927
8. Brian McClure (BGSU) 2852
9. Bob Frasco (SJST) 2806
10. Jack Trudeau (IL) 2797
Total Yards Per Play
1. Doug Flutie* (BC) 8.2
2. Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 7.3
3. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 7.2
4. Doug Gaynor (LBS) 6.8
5. Jim Everett* (PUR) 6.6
6. Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 6.0
Total Touchdowns
1. Robbie Bosco (BYU) 35
2. Doug Flutie* (BC) 33
3. Randall Cunningham* (NVLV) 29
  Bernie Kosar (MIAFL) 29
5. Chuck Long* (IA) 26
6. Damon Allen (CASTFU) 25
7. Bob Frasco (SJST) 24
  Mark Stevens (UT) 24
9. Brian McClure (BGSU) 23
  Kevin Sweeney (FREST) 23
  Keith Byars* (OHST) 23