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1985 Football Results

Gopher Football 1985 Season

  • Head Coach: Lou Holtz (2nd season)
  • Interim: John Gutekunst (Independence Bowl)
  • Overall Record: 4 - 4
  • Conference Record: 7 - 5
  • Independence Bowl: vs. Clemson (W 20-13)

1985 Schedule

Date Opponent W/L Score
09/14/1985 Wichita State (3-8) W 28-14
09/21/1985 Montana W 62-17
09/28/1985 Oklahoma (11-1) L 7-13
10/05/1985 Purdue (5-6) W 45-15
10/12/1985 @ Northwestern (3-8) W 21-10
10/19/1985 @ Indiana (4-7) W 22-7
10/26/1985 Homecoming
Ohio State (9-3)
L 19-23
11/02/1985 @ Michigan_State (7-5) L 26-31
11/09/1985 Wisconsin (5-6) W 27-18
11/16/1985 Michigan (10-1-1) L 7-48
11/23/1985 @ Iowa (10-2) L 9-31
12/21/1985 Independence Bowl
vs. Clemson (6-6)
W 20-13

1985 Big Ten Standings

TEAM CONF OVERALL
Iowa 7-1-0 10-2-0
Michigan 6-1-1 10-1-1
Illinois 5-2-1 6-5-1
Ohio State 5-3-0 9-3-0
Michigan State 5-3-0 7-5-0
Minnesota 4-4-0 7-5-0
Purdue 3-5-0 5-6-0
Wisconsin 2-6-0 5-6-0
Indiana 1-7-0 4-7-0
Northwestern 1-7-0 3-8-0

1985 Gopher Football Roster

No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown
33 Abercrombie, Pudgy RB Fr 5-8 189 Alquippa, PA
89 Anderson, Mel WR Jr 5-11 171 Homestead, PA
52 Anderson, Paul OG Jr 6-2 264 Osseo, WI
15 Armstrong, Ray WR Fr 6-1 169 Jacksonville, AR
81 Bahr, Ed TE Fr 6-4 230 International Falls, MN
16 Baker, Michael WR Fr 5-11 185 St. Louis, MO
37 Baylor, Valdez RB Sr 5-11 201 Harrisburg, PA
27 Berry, Warren FS Fr 5-11 195 Willingboro, NJ
70 Bond, Milton DE Jr 6-1 217 Milwaukee, WI
9 Brown, Joel SS Fr 5-10 177 Peyton, CO
38 Bruce, Jason WR Fr 6-0 190 Eagan, MN
95 Burke, Anthony DT Jr 6-3 263 Minnetonka, MN
29 Carter, Dennis WR Fr 6-0 174 Miami, FL
39 Christopherson, Joe LB Sr 6-1 221 Austin, MN
80 Clausen, Kurt DE So 6-4 220 Owatonna, MN
21 Couch, Gary WR So 5-11 173 Davenport, IA
41 Cummings, Patrick CB Fr 6-2 200 Madison, WI
59 Dusbabek, Mark LB Jr 6-4 235 Faribault, MN
45 Dutrieuille, Duane CB So 5-9 176 Homestead, PA
26 Evans, Marcus RB Fr 5-9 190 Orlando, FL
60 Farr, Eric OT So 6-4 199 Eau Claire, WI
14 Foggie, Rickey QB So 6-2 189 Waterloo, SC
40 Franklin, Steve SS Fr 5-11 202 Groveland, FL
6 Gailord, Eugene WR Jr 5-11 180 San Diego, CA
28 Garrido, Gaston SS Jr 5-11 183 Wilton, CT
94 Gibbons, Steve LB Sr 6-0 215 Youngstown, OH
58 Guldin, Scott OC So 5-11 221 Irwin, PA
68 Hadd, Gary DT So 6-4 270 Burnsville, MN
12 Hare, Andy WR Sr 6-1 195 Appleton, WI
55 Hitchcock, Ray OC Jr 6-2 274 St. Paul, MN
62 Hobbins, Jim OT Jr 6-7 271 Green Bay, WI
88 Holmes, Bruce LB Jr 6-3 235 Detroit, MI
22 Holmes, Courtney RB So 6-3 228 Ambler, PA
17 Holt, Alan QB Fr 6-0 189 Miami, FL
49 Howard, Lungen CB Sr 6-0 183 Detroit, MI
93 Hrycak, Terry LB Fr 6-2 225 Newark, DE
20 Joyner, Larry LB Jr 6-0 194 Memphis, TN
99 Kaplan, Larry DT Sr 6-1 235 Minneapolis, MN
10 Kelly, Adam P Sr 5-10 195 Excelsior, MN
67 Lennon, James OG Fr 6-2 271 St. Paul, MN
56 Leverenz, Jon LB Fr 6-3 230 Ankeny, IA
73 Lilleberg, Jon OG Sr 6-5 270 Atwater, MN
25 Lohmiller, Chip K So 6-3 205 Woodbury, MN
7 Martinez, Matt CB Jr 5-11 182 Glendale, AZ
76 Mayle, Steve OG Fr 6-5 264 Canton, OH
69 McCabe, Martin OG Fr 6-4 263 Villanova, PA
3 McCree, Charles CB Fr 5-11 179 Bolingbrook, IL
4 McGee, Carlos CB Fr 5-10 167 St. Louis, MO
43 McIntosh, Marcus FS So 6-1 198 St. Paul, MN
65 Melander, Jon OT Fr 6-7 265 Fridley, MN
19 Moe, Mike QB Sr 6-2 195 Edina, MN
46 Mueller, Doug DT So 6-3 233 St. Louis, MO
32 Najarian, Peter LB Sr 6-2 222 Minneapolis, MN
84 Otto, Craig TE Fr 6-3 216 Elk River, MN
1 Page, Kenneth WR Fr 5-10 175 Aurora, IL
50 Pelphrey, Randy OC Sr 6-4 251 Minford, OH
24 Penn, Ed RB Fr 6-0 210 Tampa, FL
53 Peterson, Steve OG So 6-5 251 Marshalltown, IA
71 Pickering, Perry OG Jr 6-2 261 Cottage Grove, MN
61 Pihlstrom, Mike DT So 6-5 241 St. Paul, MN
47 Pollard, Don LB Jr 6-1 223 Oakland, CA
66 Pryor, Mike OT Sr 6-4 260 Memphis, TN
44 Puk, David FB Sr 6-4 216 Cedar Rapids, IA
65 Rechtin, Dan OT So 6-6 270 St. Louis, MO
13 Reed, Rich DE Sr 6-2 218 Toledo, OH
97 Rhodus, Steve DT So 6-1 244 Rice Lake, WI
11 Richardson, Roselle FB Fr 6-1 227 Warren, OH
92 Roth, Rick DT So 6-0 245 Junction City, WI
79 Ryan, Dennis DE Fr 6-3 230 St. Paul, MN
64 Schultz, Shawn OT So 6-5 255 Neenah, WI
26 Serie, Tom RB So 5-9 185 Minneapolis, MN
34 Singletary, Bobby FB Fr 5-10 213 Pittsburgh, PA
2 Sloan, Elvin CB Sr 6-1 195 Detroit, MI
35 Small, Donovan FS Jr 5-11 190 Wheeling, IL
86 Starks, Kevin TE Sr 6-4 225 Robbins, IL
71 Stepanek, Joe DT Sr 6-4 258 Cedar Rapids, IA
23 Stewart, Terry RB So 6-2 198 Memphis, TN
91 Sunvold, Jeff DT Fr 6-1 245 Brooklyn Center, MN
96 Thompson, Steve DT Jr 6-2 272 Aurora, IL
77 Trip, Trint DT Fr 6-5 280 Mondovi, WI
90 Ukkelberg, Ross DT Fr 6-5 265 Clitherall, MN
36 Vanderwoude, Mark DE Jr 6-3 215 Burnsville, MN
5 Werden, Marty WR Jr 5-8 160 Winona, MN
63 Williams, Brian OC Fr 6-5 304 Pittsburgh, PA
48 Williams, David SS So 6-0 205 Waukesha, WI
82 Williams, John TE Fr 6-4 232 Bloomington, MN
31 Wilson, Kevin FB Jr 5-11 205 Aurora, IL
76 Wilson, Norries OT Jr 6-6 289 Markham, IL
57 Wolkow, Troy OG So 6-4 272 Lakeville, MN
67 Zubar, Ivan OT Sr 6-4 260 Richfield, MN

1985 Final AP Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Oklahoma 11-1-0
2 Michigan 10-1-1
3 Penn State 11-1-0
4 Tennessee 9-1-2
5 Florida 9-1-1
6 Texas A&M 10-2-0
7 UCLA 9-2-1
8 Air Force 12-1-0
9 Miami (FL) 10-2-0
10 Iowa 10-2-0
11 Nebraska 9-3-0
12 Arkansas 10-2-0
13 Alabama 9-2-1
14 Ohio State 9-3-0
15 Florida State 9-3-0
16 Brigham Young 11-3-0
17 Baylor 9-3-0
18 Maryland 9-3-0
19 Georgia Tech 9-2-1
20 Louisiana State 9-2-1

1985 Final United Press Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Oklahoma 11-1-0
2 Michigan 10-1-1
3 Penn State 11-1-0
4 Tennessee 9-1-2
5 Air Force 12-1-0
6 UCLA 9-2-1
7 Texas A&M 10-2-0
8 Miami (FL) 10-2-0
9 Iowa 10-2-0
10 Nebraska 9-3-0
11 Ohio State 9-3-0
12 Arkansas 10-2-0
13 Florida State 9-3-0
14 Alabama 9-2-1
15 Baylor 9-3-0
16 Fresno State 11-0-1
17 Brigham Young 11-3-0
18 Georgia Tech 9-2-1
19 Maryland 9-3-0
20 Louisiana State 9-2-1

1985 Final USA Today Poll

RK TEAM RECORD
1 Oklahoma 11-1-0
2 Penn State 11-1-0
3 Michigan 10-1-1
4 Tennessee 9-1-2
5 Florida 9-1-1
6 Miami (FL) 10-2-0
7 Air Force 12-1-0
8 Texas A&M 10-2-0
9 UCLA 9-2-1
10 Iowa 10-2-0
11 Nebraska 9-3-0
12 Alabama 9-2-1
13 Ohio State 9-3-0
14 Florida State 9-3-0
15 Arkansas 10-2-0
16 Brigham Young 11-3-0
17 Maryland 9-3-0
18 Georgia Tech 9-2-1
19 Baylor 9-3-0
20 Auburn 8-4-0
21 Louisiana State 9-2-1
22 Army 9-3-0
23 Fresno State 11-0-1
24 Georgia 7-3-2
25 Oklahoma State 8-4-0

1985 Big Ten Bowl Results

Rose Bowl - 01/01/1986
UCLA 45, Iowa 28
Florida Citrus Bowl - 12/28/1985
Ohio State 10, Brigham Young 7
Peach Bowl - 12/31/1985
Army 31, Illinois 29
Sunkist Fiesta Bowl - 01/01/1986
Michigan 27, Nebraska 23
Independence Bowl - 12/21/1985
Minnesota 20, Clemson 13
Hall of Fame Classic - 12/31/1985
Georgia Tech 17, Michigan State 14

1985 Other Bowl Results

Orange Bowl - 01/01/1986
Oklahoma 25, Penn State 10
Sugar Bowl - 01/01/1986
Tennessee 35, Miami (FL) 7
Cotton Bowl - 01/01/1986
Texas A&M 36, Auburn 16
Sun Bowl - 12/28/1985
Arizona 13, Georgia 13
Gator Bowl - 12/30/1985
Florida State 34, Oklahoma State 23
Liberty Bowl - 12/27/1985
Baylor 21, Louisiana State 7
Holiday Bowl - 12/22/1985
Arkansas 18, Arizona State 17
Eagle Aloha Bowl - 12/28/1985
Alabama 24, Southern California 3
Bluebonnet Bowl - 12/31/1985
Air Force 24, Texas 16
California Bowl - 12/14/1985
Fresno State 51, Bowling Green 7
Cherry Bowl - 12/21/1985
Maryland 35, Syracuse 18
Freedom Bowl - 12/30/1985
Washington 20, Colorado 17