1985 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
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1985 Penn State Nittany Lions Football Team
1985 Penn State Nittany Lions football
Penn State text logo.svg
Orange Bowl, L 10-25 vs. Oklahoma
ConferenceIndependent
Ranking
CoachesNo. 3
APNo. 3
1985 record11-1
Head coachJoe Paterno (20th season)
Offensive coordinatorFran Ganter
Defensive coordinatorJerry Sandusky
Home stadiumBeaver Stadium
(Capacity: 83,370)
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 3 Penn State           11 1 0
No. 9 Miami (FL)           10 2 0
Army           9 3 0
No. 15 Florida State           9 3 0
West Virginia           7 3 1
Southern Miss           7 4 0
Syracuse           7 5 0
Virginia Tech           6 5 0
Pittsburgh           5 5 1
Cincinnati           5 6 0
Notre Dame           5 6 0
South Carolina           5 6 0
Southwestern Louisiana           4 7 0
Navy           4 7 0
Temple           4 7 0
Boston College           4 8 0
Memphis State           2 7 2
Rutgers           2 8 1
East Carolina           2 9 0
Louisville           2 9 0
Tulane           1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.[1] The team was coached by Joe Paterno and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Schedule

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 7at No. 7 MarylandNo. 19W 20-1850,750
September 14TempleNo. 11W 27-2584,651
September 21East CarolinaNo. 10
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 17-1084,266
September 28at RutgersNo. 9W 17-1054,560
October 12No. 10 AlabamaNo. 8
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ABCW 19-1785,444
October 19at SyracuseNo. 6W 24-2050,021
October 26West VirginiadaggerNo. 3
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA (rivalry)
ABCW 27-085,534
November 2Boston CollegeNo. 3
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
W 16-1282,000
November 9at CincinnatiNo. 2W 31-1033,528
November 16Notre DameNo. 1
  • Beaver Stadium
  • University Park, PA
ABCW 36-684,000
November 23at PittsburghNo. 1ESPNW 31-060,134
January 1, 1986vs. No. 3 OklahomaNo. 1NBCL 10-2574,148
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

Game summaries

Maryland

1 234Total
• Penn St 10 730 20
Maryland 0 1080 18

[2]

Roster

NFL Draft

Three Nittany Lions were drafted in the 1986 NFL Draft.

Round Pick Overall Name Position Team
4th 23 105 Rogers Alexander Linebacker New York Jets
7th 2 168 Bob Williams - Buffalo Bills
9th 14 235 Mike Zordich Defensive back San Diego Chargers

References

  1. ^ "Penn State Yearly Results (1985-1989)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved 2015.
  2. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Sept 8.

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