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
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 #13/11 Notre Dame* Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI W 20–12   105,523
September 21, 1985 at #15/11 South Carolina* #19/15 Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC ABC W 34–3   74,200
September 28, 1985 #17/15 Maryland* #12/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 20–0   105,282
October 5, 1985 Wisconsin #7/5 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 33–6   105,491
October 12, 1985 at Michigan State #3/3 Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI W 31–0   78,235
October 19, 1985 at #1/1 Iowa #2/3 Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA CBS L 10–12   66,350
October 26, 1985 Indianadagger #4/4 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 42–15   105,629
November 2, 1985 at Illinois #4/4 Memorial StadiumChampaign, Il T 3–3   76,397
November 9, 1985 Purdue #9/9 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI W 47–0   105,503
November 16, 1985 at Minnesota #8/8 Hubert H. Humphrey MetrodomeMinneapolis, MN W 48–7   64,129
November 23, 1985 #12/11 Ohio State #6/6 Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI CBS W 27–17   106,102
January 1, 1986 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.

Players[edit]

Offense[edit]

  • Erik Campbell - started 1 game at flanker
  • John "Jumbo" Elliott - started 11 games at left tackle
  • Mike Hammerstein - started 3 games at left guard
  • Jim Harbaugh - started 12 games at quarterback
  • Mike Husar - started 6 games at right guard
  • Gilvanni Johnson - started 1 game at flanker
  • Paul Jokisch - started 12 games at split end
  • Eric Kattus - started 12 games at tight end
  • John Kolesar - started 10 games at flanker
  • Mike Krauss - started 4 games at right guard
  • Clay Miller - started 10 games at right tackle and 2 games at right guard
  • Jamie Morris - started 11 games at tailback
  • Jerry Quaerna - started 1 game at left tackle and 2 games at right tackle
  • Bob Tabachino - started 12 games at center
  • John Vitale - started 9 games at left guard
  • Gerald White - started 12 games at fullback
  • Thomas Wilcher - started 1 game at tailback

Defense[edit]

  • Jeff Akers - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Brad Cochran - started 12 games at cornerback (weak side)
  • Tony Gant - started 12 games at free safety
  • Mike Hammerstein - started 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Billy Harris - started 12 games at middle guard
  • Dieter Heren - started 1 games at outside linebacker
  • Ivan Hicks - started 12 games at strong safety
  • Mike Mallory - started 10 games at inside linebacker
  • Mark Messner - started 12 games at defensive tackle
  • Andy Moeller - started 12 games at inside linebacker
  • Garland Rivers - started 12 games at cornerback (strong side)
  • Jim Scarcelli - started 11 games at outside linebacker
  • Todd Shulte - started 2 games at inside linebacker
  • Steve Thibert - started 1 game at outside linebacker

Game summaries[edit]

Notre Dame[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Notre Dame 3 6 3 0 12
• Michigan 0 3 14 3 20

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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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gainesville Sun. 1985 Sept 15.

External links[edit]