The 1885 Cincinnati football team was an American football team that represented the University of Cincinnati as an independent during the 1885 college football season. The team compiled a 1–0–1 record. Arch Carson was the team captain. The team had no head coach]. In its inaugural season of college football, Cincinnati played two games against the Mount Auburn Athletic Club team with the games three weeks apart.
|1885 Cincinnati football|
|1885 college football records|
Cincinnati did not play its first intercollegiate football game until three years later in December 1888.
|October 23||Mount Auburn Athletic Club||Cincinnati, OH||T 0–0|
|November 14||Mount Auburn Athletic Club||Cincinnati, OH||W 26–6|
- ^ "Cincinnati Yearly Results (1885-1889)". College Football Data Warehouse. David DeLassus. Retrieved August 23, 2019.[permanent dead link]
- ^ "2009 University of Cincinnati Football Media Guide" (PDF). gobearcats.com. University of Cincinnati. 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2019.
- ^ Katzowitz, Josh (2009). Bearcats rising : rags to Division I riches : how a gridiron minority bludgeons its way into the big time. Wilmington, Ohio: Orange Frazer Press. p. 58. ISBN 9781933197654.