1985 Air Force Falcons football team

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1985 Air Force Falcons football
Air Force Falcons.svg
WAC Co-Champions
Bluebonnet Bowl champions
Bluebonnet Bowl, W, 24-16, Texas Longhorns
Conference Western Athletic Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #8
1985 record 12-1 (7-1 WAC)
Head coach Fisher DeBerry
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 WAC football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Air Force § 7 1 0     12 1 0
#16 BYU § 7 1 0     11 3 0
Utah 5 3 0     8 4 0
Hawaii 4 3 1     4 6 2
Colorado State 4 4 0     5 7 0
San Diego State 3 4 1     5 6 1
New Mexico 2 6 0     3 8 0
Wyoming 2 6 0     3 8 0
UTEP 1 7 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1985 Air Force Falcons football team represented the United States Air Force Academy in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Falcons came within one victory of playing for the National Championship. In the Ram-Falcon Trophy match, the Falcons beat the Colorado State Rams to win the trophy.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 UTEP Falcon StadiumAir Force Academy, CO W 48–6   38,500
September 14 at Wyoming War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY W 49–7   29,134
September 21 Rice* Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 59–17   33,868
September 28 New Mexico #19 University StadiumAlbuquerque, NM W 49–12   27,124
October 5 Notre Dame* #17 Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO ABC W 21–15   52,153
October 12 Navy* #13 Navy – Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD W 24–7   35,663
October 19 at Colorado State #10 Hughes StadiumFort Collins, CO W 35–19   31,127
October 26 Utah #8 Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 37–15   32,269
November 2 San Diego State #7 Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 31–10   36,503
November 9 Army* #5 Falcon Stadium • Air Force Academy, CO W 45–7   51,103
November 16 at #16 BYU #4 Cougar StadiumProvo, UT NBC L 21–28   65,393
November 23 at Hawaii* #13 Aloha StadiumHonolulu, HI Prime W 27–20   50,000
December 31 vs. Texas #10 Rice StadiumHouston, TX (Bluebonnet Bowl) W 24–16   42,000
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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Season summary[edit]

Army[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Army 0 0 0 7 7
Air Force 7 7 14 17 45
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Falcon Stadium • Colorado Springs, Colorado

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Team players in the NFL[edit]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Pat Malackowski, Bullard Award[4]

References[edit]