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1984 Boston College Eagles football team


1984 Boston College Eagles football team

Eastern Champions
Cotton Bowl Classic Champions
Conference Independent
Coaches #4
AP #5
1984 record 10-2-0
Head coach Jack Bicknell

The 1984 Boston College Eagles football team represented the Boston College Eagles in the 1984 NCAA Division I-A football season.


The Eagles finished the season with a 9-2-0 record.[1] Doug Flutie gained national attention in 1984 when he quarterbacked the Eagles to victory in a high-scoring, back-and-forth game against the Miami Hurricanes (led by QB Bernie Kosar). The game was nationally televised on CBS the day after Thanksgiving and thus had a huge audience. Miami staged a dramatic drive to take the lead, 45-41, in the closing minute of the game. Boston College then took possession at its own 22-yard line with 28 seconds to go. After two passes moved the ball another 30 yards, only 6 seconds remained. On the last play of the game, Flutie scrambled away from the defense and threw a Hail Mary pass that was caught in the end zone by Gerard Phelan, giving BC a 47-45 win. Although many people think that play clinched the Heisman Trophy for Flutie, the voting was already complete before that game.[2]

Flutie left school as the NCAA’s all-time passing yardage leader with 10,579 yards and was a consensus All-America as a senior. He earned Player of the Year awards from UPI, Kodak, The Sporting News, and the Maxwell Football Club.

Game Date Opponent Result Eagles points Opponents Record
1 September 1, 1984 Western Carolina Win 44 24 1-0
2 September 8, 1984 @ Alabama Win 38 31 2-0
3 September 22, 1984 North Carolina Win 52 20 3-0
4 October 13, 1984 Temple Win 24 10 4-0
5 October 20, 1984 @ West Virginia Loss 20 21 4-1
6 October 27, 1984 Rutgers Win 35 23 5-1
7 November 3, 1984 @ Penn State Loss 30 37 5-2
8 November 10, 1984 Army Win 45 31 6-2
9 November 17, 1984 Syracuse Win 24 16 7-2
10 November 23, 1984 @ Miami, FL Win 47 45 8-2
11 December 1, 1984 @ Holy Cross Win 45 10 9-2
12 January 1, 1985 vs. Houston Win 45 28 10-2

1984 team players in the NFL

The following players were claimed in the 1985 NFL Draft.[3]

Player Position Round Pick NFL club
Gerard Phelan Wide Receiver 4 108 New England Patriots
Mark MacDonald Guard 5 115 Minnesota Vikings
Doug Flutie Quarterback 11 285 Los Angeles Rams
Steve Strachan Running Back 11 303 Los Angeles Raiders

Bill Romanowski was also a member of the team and was drafted in 1988.

Awards and honors


External links

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