1985 Michigan Wolverines football team

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1985 Michigan Wolverines football
Michigan Wolverines Logo.svg
Fiesta Bowl Champions
Fiesta Bowl, W 27–23 vs. Nebraska
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches #2
AP #2
1985 record 10–1–1 (6–1–1 Big Ten)
Head coach Bo Schembechler (17th year)
Defensive coordinator Gary Moeller (8th year)
MVP Mike Hammerstein
Captain Brad Cochran
Captain Eric Kattus
Captain Mike Mallory
Home stadium Michigan Stadium
(Capacity: 101,701)
Seasons
« 1984 1986 »
1985 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10/9 Iowa 7 1 0     10 2 0
#2/2 Michigan 6 1 1     10 1 1
Illinois 5 2 1     6 5 1
#14/11 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
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll

The 1985 Michigan Wolverines football team represented the University of Michigan in the 1985 NCAA Division I-A football season. The team's head coach was Bo Schembechler. The Wolverines played their home games at Michigan Stadium.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 14, 1985 1:30 PM #13/11 Notre Dame* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI CBS[1] W 20–12   105,523
September 21, 1985 3:30 PM at #15/11 South Carolina* #19/15 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ABC W 34–3   74,200
September 28, 1985 1:00 PM #17/15 Maryland* #12/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI PASS W 20–0   105,282
October 5, 1985 1:00 PM Wisconsin #7/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 33–6   105,491
October 12, 1985 2:30 PM at Michigan State #3/3 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI CBS W 31–0   78,235
October 19, 1985 3:30 PM at #1/1 Iowa #2/3 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA CBS L 10–12   66,350
October 26, 1985 1:00 PM Indianadagger #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI PASS W 42–15   105,629
November 2, 1985 2:00 PM at Illinois #4/4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il T 3–3   76,397
November 9, 1985 1:00 PM Purdue #9/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI PASS W 47–0   105,503
November 16, 1985 12:30 PM at Minnesota #8/8 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 48–7   64,129
November 23, 1985 1:30 PM #12/11 Ohio State #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI CBS W 27–17   106,102
January 1, 1986 1:30 PM vs. #7/6 Nebraska* #5/5 Sun Devil StadiumTempe, AZ (Fiesta Bowl) NBC W 27–23   72,454
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll / Coaches' Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Awards and honors[edit]

  • All-Americans: Mike Hammerstein, Brad Cochran
  • All-Conference: Mike Mallory, Brad Cochran, Mike Hammerstein, Eric Kattus, Mark Messner, Clay Miller
  • Most Valuable Player: Mike Hammerstein
  • Meyer Morton Award: Clay Miller
  • John Maulbetsch Award: Mark Messner
  • Frederick Matthei Award: Gerald White
  • Arthur Robinson Scholarship Award: Clay Miller
  • Dick Katcher Award: Mike Hammerstein
  • Hugh Rader Jr. Award: Eric Kattus, Clay Miller
  • Robert P. Ufer Award: Brad Cochran

Coaching staff[edit]

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