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The 1985 Auburn Tigers football team represented Auburn University in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season.

1985 Auburn Tigers football
Auburn Tigers logo.svg
ConferenceSoutheastern Conference
1985 record8–4 (3–3 SEC)
Head coachPat Dye (5th season)
Offensive coordinatorJack Crowe (4th season)
Offensive schemeI formation
Defensive coordinatorFrank Orgel (5th season)
Home stadiumJordan–Hare Stadium
Seasons
← 1984
1986 →
1985 SEC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
No. 4 Tennessee $ 5 1 0     9 1 2
No. 5 Florida 5 1 0     9 1 1
No. 13 Alabama 4 1 1     9 2 1
No. 20 LSU 4 1 1     9 2 1
Georgia 3 2 1     7 3 2
Auburn 3 3 0     8 4 0
Ole Miss 2 4 0     4 6 1
Vanderbilt 1 4 1     3 7 1
Kentucky 1 5 0     5 6 0
Mississippi State 0 6 0     5 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion
  • Florida ineligible for SEC championship due to NCAA probation.
Rankings from AP Poll

SeasonEdit

Bo Jackson rushed for 1,786 yards, which was the second best single-season performance in SEC history behind Herschel Walker's 1,891 rushing yards for the Georgia in 1981. For his performance, Jackson was awarded the Heisman Trophy edging out over Iowa quarterback Chuck Long. Auburn began the season ranked #1 in the AP Poll before losing to Tennessee on September 28.

ScheduleEdit

DateOpponentRankSiteTVResultAttendance
September 7SW Louisiana*No. 2W 49–760,000
September 14Southern Miss*No. 1
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 29–1863,000
September 28at TennesseeNo. 1ABCL 20–3894,358
October 5Ole MissNo. 14
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 41–067,500
October 12No. 4 Florida State*No. 12
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
TBSW 59–2775,000
October 19at Georgia Tech*No. 8CBSW 17–1457,501
October 26Mississippi StateNo. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 21–968,700
November 2No. 2 FloridaNo. 6
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
ABCL 10–1475,000
November 9East Carolina*No. 13
  • Jordan–Hare Stadium
  • Auburn, Alabama
W 35–1065,600
November 16at No. 12 GeorgiaNo. 14ABCW 24–1082,122
November 30vs. AlabamaNo. 7ABCL 23–2575,808
January 1vs. No. 11 Texas A&M*No. 16CBSL 16–3673,137
  • *Non-conference game
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game

RosterEdit

1985 Auburn Tigers football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
RB 34 Bo Jackson Sr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  •   Injured
  •   Redshirt

Game summariesEdit

GeorgiaEdit

1 234Total
• Auburn 0 1707 24
Georgia 0 730 10

[1]

AlabamaEdit

Team players in the NFLEdit

Bo Jackson Running Back 7 183 Los Angeles Raiders
Bo Jackson Running back 1 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers

[2]

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Nov 17. Retrieved 2015-Sep-18.
  2. ^ https://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1986.htm
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-16. Retrieved 2007-04-16.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://collegefootball.about.com/od/collegefootballawards/a/award-camp.htm