|1984 Fresno State Bulldogs football|
|Conference||Pacific Coast Athletic Association|
|1984 record||7–5 (4–3 PCAA)|
|Head coach||Jim Sweeney (7th season)|
|Home stadium||Bulldog Stadium|
|1984 Pacific Coast Athletic Association football standings|
|Cal State Fullerton $||7||–||0||–||0||12||–||0||–||0|
|San Jose State||6||–||1||–||0||7||–||4||–||0|
|Long Beach State||4||–||3||–||0||5||–||6||–||0|
|New Mexico State||1||–||5||–||0||3||–||8||–||0|
Rankings from AP Poll
Records adjusted for UNLV forfeit of all 11 victories
The 1984 Fresno State Bulldogs football team represented California State University, Fresno[note 1] during the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season as a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association.[note 2] The team was led by head coach Jim Sweeney, in his seventh year, and played their home games at Bulldog Stadium in Fresno, California. On the field, they finished the 1984 season with a record of six wins and six losses (6–6, 3–4 PCAA).
After the season was over, it was discovered that the UNLV Rebels had used multiple ineligible players during both the 1983 and 1984 season. As a result, Fresno State's loss to UNLV turns into a forfeit win and their record is adjusted to 7–5, 4–3 PCAA.
|September 1||at Arizona*||W 27–22||43,477|
|September 8||at Boise State*||W 37–21||19,252|
|September 15||Cal Poly[note 3]*||W 14–0||30,991|
|September 22||Long Beach State[note 4]||W 20–17||31,162|
|September 29||New Mexico State||W 53–24||32,952|
|October 6||at Hawaii*||L 15–27||41,999|
|October 20||Utah State||W 43–18||31,463|
|October 27||at San Jose State||L 17–18||17,047|
|November 3||at Cal State Fullerton||L 17–20||12,121|
|November 10||Pacific (CA)||L 6–24||24,684|
|November 17||Montana State*||L 31–35||24,088|
|November 24||at UNLV||W 13–27|
Team players in the NFL
The following finished their college career in 1984, were not drafted, but played in the NFL.
|Player||Position||First NFL team|
|Tom Neville||Guard – Tackle||1986 Green Bay Packers|
- The official name of Fresno State has been California State University, Fresno since 1972. However, it is still commonly known as Fresno State.
- The Big West Conference was known as the Pacific Coast Athletic Association from its founding in 1969 through 1987.
- The official name of Cal Poly has been California Polytechnic State University since 1947. However, it is more commonly known as either Cal Poly San Luis Obispo or just Cal Poly.
- 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.
- "UNLV Punished for Using Ineligible Football Players". Retrieved December 22, 2016.
- "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. September 9, 1984. p. III-22. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
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- "Southland". The Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California. November 11, 1984. p. III-18. Retrieved April 2, 2017 – via Newspapers.com.
- "Fresno State 1984 Schedule". Retrieved December 12, 2016.
- "Fresno State 2016 Media Guide" (PDF). Retrieved December 8, 2016.
- "Fresno State Yearly Results". Retrieved January 7, 2017.
- "1985 NFL Draft". Retrieved December 7, 2016.
- "Fresno St. Players/Alumni". Retrieved December 12, 2016.