Photos & Articles: The 1984 SWC Champions

The Cougars forced 9 turnovers by the Longhorns



The Houston Cougars overcame home losses to Arkansas and TCU to win the 1984 Southwest Conference title. UH went undefeated in four road games in the league and was the first-ever two-loss team to represent the SWC in the Cotton Bowl.

Offensive lineman Mike Wharton (’82, ’84) shares his memories from the 1984 season in our Cougar History Conversation. Follow along as you scroll through these photos and articles from that Cotton Bowl season.

1984 SWC Champs: Photos, Stats, & Articles

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Photos courtesy of the Houstonian Yearbook unless specified. Stories gathered from various historical archives.

1984 SWC Standings

TeamSWCOverall
Houston6-2*7-5
SMU6-210-2
Texas5-37-4
TCU5-38-4
Arkansas5-37-4
Baylor4-45-6
Texas A&M3-56-5
Texas Tech2-64-7
Rice0-81-10
*won head-to-head

 
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